… the real theme of SoCal and of this album is upheaval, just like the teenage surf bands of old had to go through in the mid-60s, when playing “Miserlou” had become passé but before they’d fully discovered how to have a rave-up with the Yardbirds.
September 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment
APR. 6: L.A. RECORD PRESENTS HANNI EL KHATIB + TIJUANA PANTHERS + FEEDING PEOPLE + DJ CHRIS ZIEGLER (L.A. RECORD)
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December 31st, 2011 · No Comments
If you haven’t had a chance to see Nick Waterhouse yet, well, you’ve missed out! But he’s moving back to L.A. from the Bay Area so all is not lost, as he assures us that shows are indeed forthcoming. He was kind enough to tell us about records so awesome that words can’t describe ‘em… [...]
December 21st, 2011 · No Comments
If you don’t know Jamie Strong, you probably know his label, Innovative Leisure, which is home to Hanni el Khatib, the Allah Las, Nick Waterhouse, and more! He took time out of his schedule to tell us about his top five albums of 2011. HANNI EL KHATIB- WILL THE GUNS COME OUT One of the [...]
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September 26th, 2011 · 7 Comments
Hanni El Khatib plays bluesy garage rock with a lot of soul and a little folk for Highland Park’s Innovative Leisure label. He destroys live with only an electric guitar and drums played by his best friend from high school. From Café Tropical in Silver Lake, he speaks about preferring amps to humans, a memorable mushroom experience in the snow and his various encounters with strippers. He celebrates the release of his debut LP at the Echo tonight. This interview by Lainna Fader.
SEPT. 26: HANNI EL KHATIB RECORD RELEASE SHOW w/ KISSING COUSINS + FEEDING PEOPLE + WE BREAK CAMERAS + DJ JEREMY SOLE
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February 9th, 2011 · No Comments
Hanni El Khatib’s blend of ’60s garage rock, soul, and blues is everything I like in music, boiled down to its absolute rawest minimum. “Build. Destroy. Rebuild” is the second blistering single off his upcoming album, Will the Guns Come Out, and is a ripping anthem about the destruction and resurrection of a city that channels the anger of young Jonathan Richman.
January 27th, 2011 · No Comments
New Hanni El Khatib video for “Loved One” off his upcoming Will the Guns Come Out! Hanni’s videos rule cause he’s got an eye for design (he’s the Creative Director at HUF) in addition to killer songs and likes the same weirdo shit that we love here at L.A. RECORD: I see themes in my [...]
January 3rd, 2011 · No Comments
Hanni El Khatib by Lainna Fader Hanni El Khatib returns from a crazy NYE Vegas trip to fill you in on his top records of 2010. Want to learn what record will make girls’ panties melt off? Or what a real rap record should sound like? Read below! Grinderman : “Grinderman 2″ – (man music) [...]