Hanni El Khatib

Hanni El Khatib will be opening for Florence and the Machine tonight in St. Louis. El Khatib is of Palestinian and Filipino descent. He grew up in San Francisco, and now lives in Los Angeles.

He has released two singles on Innovative Leisure, a subsidiary of Stones Throw Records. His debut album, Will the Guns Come Out, is scheduled to be released in 2011.

El Khatib’s musical style includes elements of garage rock, blues, and doo-wop. He describes his songs as being for anyone who has been shot or hit by a train.

During live performances, El Khatib is accompanied by drummer Nicky Fleming-Yaryan, a friend from high school. They performed at the South by Southwest festival in March 2011, and at Bonnaroo in June 2011.

If you are in the St. Louis area tonight, you should check them out. Here is their MySpace page. And be sure to check out some of their music videos, like “You Rascal You” seen below.

TUES. July 5
— The Pageant —
w/ Florence + The Machine
6161 Delmar Blvd. – St. Louis, MO


THURS. July 14
— The Hammer Museum —
w/ The Soft Pack
10899 Willshire Blvd. – LA, CA


SAT. Aug 13
— Pacific Festival: OC —
w/ Cut Copy, Steve Aoki, Toro y Moi, !!! and many more
Oak Canyon Rancho, OC, CA

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