The Soft Pack and Hanni El Khatib accentuated the rock in the Also I Like to Rock series on Thursday night, delivering scorched-earth performances to a big crowd in the Hammer Museum courtyard. The Soft Pack previewed a handful of new songs the L.A. quartet has in the works for a new album, and Hanni El Khatib and drummer Nicky Fleming-Yaryan made as much as a two-piece possibly could, previewing material off his forthcoming album “Will the Guns Come Out.”
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The free series, co-sponsored by KCRW and curated by Buzz Bands LA, continues next Thursday and July 28: Next week, it’s Grouplove and Milo Greene; and on the 28th, the Henry Clay People and Lady Danville. Doors open at 7 (the recommended arrival time); entry is subject to capacity. Parking is $3 after 6 p.m. in the deck beneath the museum, at Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards.