Becoming The Boss: Sophie Sparham on Bruce Springsteen tribute

From the factory town of Freehold to a residency on Broadway sharing his life through song Bruce Springsteen has enjoyed a career through which he has become an icon of Read More …

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 …

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 …

The Lengthmen and Hairy Dog host Royal Bedding Day gig

Derby punk band The Lengthmen have joined forces with the Hairy Dog and announced they will host a Musicians Against Homelessness Royal Bedding Day event to coincide with the wedding Read More …