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 …

DPP Festival announce first bands on 2019 line-up

DPP Festival has announced the first bands across its two-day 2019 line-up. The festival is set to return to the Sitwell Tavern for a third year next January. Headlining the 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 …

DIY scene celebrated at Hashrock Festival all-dayer

The DIY music scene is being rightfully celebrated at the Hashrock Festival all-dayer at the Hairy Dog on Saturday 5 May 2018, as ten frankly amazing bands take to the 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 …