Hanni El Khatib Family Review
Author: kayla
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Words and Photos: Yasi Salek

Hanni El Khatib is a man of many talents. Best known as a stylish and tattooed rocker guy who makes the kind of hard-hitting, polished garage rock that caught the attention of everyone from Coachella (El Khatib is playing the festival this year) to The Black Keys (Dan Auerbach produced El Khatib’s forthcoming album Head In The Dirt), but in his former life he was a creative director for various companies, and has a background in art and design. (He also used to be really good at writing funny things about animals chilling out, but that’s not entirely relevant to this post). On April 6th at HVW8 Gallery in West Hollywood, El Khatib revisited his roots with a show highlighting his album art, with a little help from his friends, showcasing work from Nathan Cabrera, Keith P. Stone, and Dr, Woo, as well as El Khatib himself. The opening reception of “Family” featured a mariachi band, Hanni’s parents (who are awesome and made it rain dollar bills all over the place), and everyone I have ever met in my entire life. I snapped some pics with my phone (before I had a full blown anxiety attack and had to seek solace in a pile of French fries) for your viewing pleasure: