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The Hard Times are proud to welcome Grammy-award winning British ska/reggae musician King Hammond (aka Nick Welsh) to town for two rare New York City gigs–backed by The Hard Times– next Thursday,December 1, 2011 at The Shrine in Harlem and Saturday, … Continue reading

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Punky Reggae Was a Blast, Dirty Reggae Coming Fast

We here at Hard Times Reggae Headquarters are still sorting through all the reverberations, feedback and followup from one of our more intense shows yet, playing on Night 2 of the Punky Reggae Fest in Brooklyn this past weekend. Check … Continue reading

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Roots Rock Rebel Radio Show Spins Hard Times

Roots Rock Rebel has been broadcasting from CKUT for 5 years now. That’s no joke. The best part is playlists and recordings of the show can be found at Musical Occupation. Gotta love the podcasting era, but it’s so nice to know that it’s attached to a real person in a real radio station. Aaron, your faithful DJ spins a nice mix of reggae, ska, soul, punk and politics. Continue reading

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Don’t Take Our Word For It, Listen to Duff

We couldn’t be more flattered by the most recent review of our “Two Bucks For Bob” EP from the Duff Guide To Ska. Duff has been blogging about ska since there was blogging to be done, and was also an integral part of Moon ska. In short, as they say on their home page, “The Duff Guide to Ska–we really care about ska music, man.” Duff is an authority on this stuff, they know what they’re talking about. Continue reading

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Marco on the Bass, on our EP, and on the Scene

Big ups to Marc Wasserman of Marco On the Bass for the new review of our EP and the reggae scene in NYC. Marc has been blogging the scene since the early days of blogging so for sure give him a read. Also take a minute to give a listen to his band Bigger Thomas. Continue reading

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