The Hard Times:
Edited by Bill Conway, Krissy Howard, and Matt Saincome
The First 40 Years
From the comedic minds behind TheHardTimes.net comes the most accurate reporting on punk and hardcore culture in music history
Since 2014, The Hard Times has been at the forefront of music journalism, delivering hard-hitting reports and in-depth investigations into the punk and hardcore scene. From their scathing takedown of Kim Jong-un after he appointed himself the new singer of Black Flag to their incisive coverage of Lars Ulrich being replaced by a hologram, the site has become a trusted source for all things counterculture.
Now, in this zine-style "historical retrospective," the writers behind the site reveal their humble roots, documenting The Hard Times" ascension alongside the rise of punk. With original articles from their "archives" commenting on "70s, "80s, and "90s punk, as well as fan favorites from the aughts onward, this comprehensive examination of the scene will make readers dust off their Doc Martens and creepy crawl their way to the nearest pit.
100% Authentic Praise for The Hard Times
“Is this that meme page from Instagram?”Dave Grohl
“Ronald Reagan and his band of merry billionaires set the stage for a corrupt world that puts profits over people. Oh, how they promised the citizens of this country that trickle-down economics would be a boon to the working class, when the only trickle we got was in the form of piss being rained down on us from the . . . [cut for length]”Jello Biafra
“The Hard Times? Never heard of them.”Debbie Harry