Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ali Handal Rocks

Hey, Southern California -- I'm Talkin' to You

If Ali Handal didn't exist, I'd be tempted to make her up.

She writes cool songs. She shreds on lead guitar. She sings in a cool, sexy, sultry voice.

Yup, Ali Handal is a rocker chick in all the best senses of the phrase.

She's also smart and beautiful. (And her cat has his own section on her website.)

She might have been the female Billy Joel until she heard Led Zeppelin at an impressionable age and decided to become the female Jimmy Page.

In the past few years, she's made three albums, had songs placed on numerous TV shows and movies (Daryll Hannah strips to one of Ali's songs in the movie Dancing at the Blue Iguana). And if you've seen The Price is Right any time in the past few years when they've featured an electric guitar as a prize, Ali was the one shredding like a madwoman to demonstrate how great it is.

Performing Songwriter described her as the love child of Ani DiFranco and Jimmy Page, adding "Handal has the guitar chops and fierce voice to knock you on your butt."

And, as if that weren't enough, she does an epic cover of the Knack's "My Sharona," reimagined as a slice of Blue Cheer-esque heavy-metal blues-rock.

So, if you're in L.A. (or want to be in L.A.) this weekend, Ali's playing at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. She's opening for the Fab Four (possibly the best Beatles tribute band in the country).

Best of all, if you get your tickets direct from Ali, you get her set, the Fab Four and a copy of her new album. Go. Buy. And I'll see you there.

Here's a taste of what's in store:

Yeah, if Ali Handal didn't exist, I'd definitely have to invent her. Of course, I'd also give her the power to fly (but maybe that's just me).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

We need more guitar goddesses!