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Lily Moayeri

Los Angeles-based writer/teacher Lily Moayeri has been writing about music since 1992. Over the years her scope has widened to include the occasional article on television, art, fashion and random elements of pop culture. She is a major contributor to The Guerilla Guide To Music, a textbook currently being used at University of Westminster in London, England. You can find Lily’s writings aggregated on her work-in-progress blog, pictures-of-lily.com, named after the Who song. Twitter: @PicsOfLilyBlog Facebook: PicturesOfLilyBlog Instagram: @PicsOfLilyBlog Website: Pictures-Of-Lily.com

Sam Sparro, ‘Quantum Physical Volume 2’

Sam Sparro is identified by his smooth and soulful vocal style, but unlike others in his musical bracket, he does all the parts himself. The action happens in Sparro’s cozy basement studio in his Los Angeles home. It’s here that he put together his latest release, Quantum Physical Volume 2, the second in an EP series. ......

Panic! At the Disco

While working on the latest Panic! At The Disco album, Death of a Bachelor, producer Jake Sinclair ended up in the psych ward. This occurrence wasn’t strictly the fault of Brendon Urie, the sole remaining—and always central—member of Panic! At the Disco. Sinclair, who honed his chops engineering for Butch Walker for a number of years, and in the process became an in-demand producer in his own......

Making a Recording Connection

Walking into Recording, Radio, Film, and Culinary Connection (RRFC), you first notice the walls, which are covered with pictures of Larry King, Oliver Stone, Dr. Drew, and Judge Mathis, among many others. These are the partners and endorsers of the RRFC, a licensed apprenticeship program located in Los Angeles Center Studios’ entertainment-based complex. The program, which serves all of the......

Metric’s Daily Jams Create ‘Pagans in Vegas’

Over the course of six albums, Canadian foursome Metric has evolved into a heavy-hitting contender in modern rock. Which makes the group’s resident gearhead, co-producer and guitarist Jimmy Shaw’s decision to make their latest, Pagans in Vegas, an analog modular synth-based affair a bold move. The band members, who live in various cities around North America, come to Shaw’s home studio in the......

Mercury Rev’s ‘The Light In You’

For Mercury Rev’s eighth studio album, The Light In You, vocalist Jonathan Donahue, recorded his initial ideas at home into a 1970s mono cassette player, a method he retains from his early musician days. “It feels conversational to me,” Donahue says. “It has that ‘just be yourself’ quality as opposed to, ‘be yourself but hey, the big red light’s on, you’re paying $100 an hour to be yourself.’......

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