Hanni El Khatib

Hanni grew up in San Franscisco, California. The son of Palestinian and Filipino immigrants and the first American in his family, he became obsessed with classic Americana and pop culture of the 1950s and 60s. Influenced by pioneers of early rock and r&b (Johnny Burnette, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash), El Khatib created a musical aesthetic to match his vision. The multi-instrumentalist serves as singer, songwriter & producer for his one-man band (live he is joined by a drummer) that is part blues, part garage rock, part soul, part folk & part doo whop.

As the creative director for HUF and lifelong skater, El Khatib professes to a love for well-crafted objects: classsic cars, cans pomade and stiletto switchblades. This craftsmanship carries over into his music, where El Khatib is inspired and informed by the specificity of a guitar tone or the fuzziness of an amp sound . His background in DIY and skate culture manifests as a desire to “keep mistakes in” and make things “as raw as possible.” Merging primitive rock sounds with punk aesthetics, El Khatib toes lines between all genres and ends up firmly in his own.

His diverse interests in music, zines, art, photography, and film, converge around his singular personal aesthetic, which reveals itself in all of El Khatib’s work. Combining the old weird America with the brave new frontier of home recording, El Khatib bridges the past and the present to create music that already sounds timeless and were written for anyone who’s ever been shot or hit by a train.

Radkey

Radkey is a band made up of three teenage brothers Darrion, Isaiah, and Solomon. The music they play is undeniably rock, which they like to play hard, loud and often. Their influences range from The Who to Nirvana and so many in between. They were invited to play last years Afro-Punk Festival in Brooklyn, NY.
Radkey has played with several national acts including the legendary band Fishbone. Be sure to checkout Radkey when they hit your city and support them in their fight to end false rock.

The Devil

Taylor Triano - vocals
Natale Collar - bass
Sara McManus - drums
Mike Teeter - guitar

Formed in September 2011

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Hanni El Khatib with Radkey, The Devil

Thursday, May 9 · 8:00 PM at The Riot Room

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