Hanni El Khatib

Late Show

Hanni El Khatib

Free Blood

Sat, September 17, 2011

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Hanni El Khatib - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Hanni El Khatib
The son of Palestinian and Filipino immigrants (and the first American in his family), Hanni El Khatib grew up in San Francisco and was obsessed with classic Americana and pop culture of the 1950s and 60s. Influenced by pioneers of early Rock and R&B, the multi-instrumentalist serves as singer, songwriter & producer for his one-man band (live he is joined by drummer Nicky Fleming-Yaryan) mixing a unique sound of ‘50/’60s blues, soul, garage rock & doo whop. Or in Hanni’s words “these songs were written for anyone who’s ever been shot or hit by a train. Knife fight music.” With his sinewy guitar and wry, whiskey-glazed voice, Hanni El Khatib creates malt shop music for those who drink them spiked with bourbon.

Hanni 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. Debut record will drop June 2011 on Innovative Leisure Records.
Free Blood - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Free Blood
It's a new year, and a new Free Blood. Evolving from the humble beginnings of drum machine and mics, Free Blood has grown into a full-bore, multi-instrument organism that is on a path of dirt-floor dance destruction and headed straight for your hometown. Free Blood celebrates their latest incarnation with the release of a new single, "Cleaning House", the first off of their upcoming full-length due for release this summer. Be prepared and hide your loved ones.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com