Tuesday, September 27, 2011

King Hammond Hits New York City This December-Two Gigs with The Hard Times!

Big, big news for NYC ska fans--UK-based King Hammond has just announced two New York City shows in early December! He'll be backed at both gigs by the fantastic NYC skinhead/dirty reggae band The Hard Times. The Duff Guide to Ska is a rabid fan of both acts (and was very jealous of SoCal ska fans when KH played several gigs in San Diego this past June), so I'm completely ecstatic that these shows are happening--and I strongly urge you to make it to a least one of them (I'm going to both)!

Here are the details (The Hard Times will be playing their own set at each show in addition to backing King Hammond):

King Hammond with The Hard Times

Thursday, December 1, 2011: Shrine (Harlem)

Saturday, December 3, 2011: Dirty Reggae Party #14 at The Lake with Dub is a Weapon (Bushwick/Brooklyn)

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If you're not familiar with King Hammond (aka Nick Welsh, ex-Skaville UK, Selecter, Big 5, Bad Manners), read The Duff Guide to Ska reviews of his latest albums here, here, and here.

And check out The Duff Guide to Ska review of The Hard Times' EP Two Bucks for Bob here--and our write-up of one their gigs from earlier this year here.

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Lastly, here are videos from KH, The Hard Times, and Dub is a Weapon:


Jon said...

I hope the show in Brooklyn is at a real venue. Some of those shows at those places in Bushwick were kind of awful soundwise and way too small for the crowd.

Steve from Moon said...

Not sure which venue it's at yet. (Hope it's The Lake, but most of these Parties have been happening at Goodbye Blue Monday). The sound at Shrine in Harlem is great.

Steve from Moon said...

Just heard from Bob Timm that the Brooklyn King Hammond/Hard Times show is at The Lake! The sound is excellent there!

Chuck Wren said...

Don't forget JUMP UP's limited edition orange/yellow vinyl pressing of FLOORSHAKER! You can even get it with our killer label wax sale right now for $5! http://jumpuprecords.com/blog/?p=1738

Steve from Moon said...

Thanks, Chuck!