The Twilight Concert Series welcomed Hanni El Khatib to the Santa Monica Pier

Hanni El Khatib at the Santa Monica PierEvery Thursday night this summer, the Santa Monica pier hosts its Twilight Concert Series presented by Myspace – last week featured singer/songwriter Hanni El Khatib.

Fans of his first album and aware of the buzz surrounding him, we were eager to see El Khatib live – as was the massive crowd that had gathered on the pier. After lengthy intros from the concert sponsors, the Los Angeles guitarist took the stage with his brand of smooth. Tight lipped with the inter-song banter, this performance was all business but in a great way. He played familiar songs as heard on Will The Guns Come Out as well as current radio single “Penny” off his new release Head in the Dirt (produced by Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach). Each song was executed with a raw delivery and blunt simplicity creating a super easy reception of the material and was thoroughly enjoyable for an outdoor, Thursday night setting.

KCRW’s Dan Wilcox mentioned in his artist intro “He is just the best in the business, that’s what it comes down to folks…” In that vein and as hoped for, Hanni El Khatib did not disappoint and we are most definitely looking forward to catching him live again.

Hanni El Khatib - Santa Monica Pier

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