Music scene rallies in bid to save the Hairy Dog

Following a battle with Derby City Council and Derbyshire Police music venue the Hairy Dog has had its premises licence revoked. It is continuing to trade while appealing the decision. Read More …

Hairy Dog faces licensing threat following reports of violence and disorder

Derby music venue the Hairy Dog is again facing licensing issues following reports of violence and disorder and could find itself shut down. The council’s general licensing sub committee will Read More …

B A Johnston, Sex Jokes, Sophie Sparham – live review

In a slick of spilt lager B A Johnston takes a running knee-slide, prostrated in front of a holding-their-nerve but not their laughter crowd as he hollers down the mic. Read More …

End of an era as promoter Phil Burgess moves on

He’s been described by Antifolk founder Lach as a pillar of Derby’s local music scene and for the last couple of decades Phil Burgess has been instrumental in bringing bands Read More …

JAWS, King No-One, The Honeymoon Suite: The Venue – live review

Having played at both 2Q Derby Festivals and Y Not JAWS made their headline debut in Derby last night at a sold out Y Not Festival show at The Venue, in support of Read More …