Saturday, January 21, 2012
Hanni El Khatib
I just found out about Hanni El Khatib yesterday, and I'm pretty excited about it. While there is a very strong link between Khatib, the Black Keys and Gary Clark, jr, he tends to lean a little bit toward a crooner type vibe, while also sounding dirty and visceral. Khatib has the chops to break out from this shadow and make his own way. The driving blues licks and gravely voice on top of ominous songwriting rich with dark and disturbing visions of doom, are always a good formula for a rock and roll outfit, and the song posted here is no exception. You Rascal You is a great example of this San Francisco natives talent. I can't wait to see his progress, and specifically what happens with him this coming year.