Hanni El Khatib


After spending a good amount of time as a creative director at the skateboarding/clothing company HUF, Hanni El Khatib decided to pursue music as a career instead of a hobby. Taking his expertise in the fields of marketing and design to the helm of a new label, Innovative Leisure, he helps promote other bands on the label while simultaneously putting out gritty, throwback rock that sounds black and blue instead of punk. His sophomore album Head in the Dirt presents a raucous, unapologetic ride through blues with revved guitars and walls of drums.

Fri., Oct. 11, 9 p.m., 2013