It seems that Shrewsbury council is trying to kill local live music.
They seem to be closing down all the live venues, one by one, except the new theatre. and the theatre doesn’t really ‘do’ rock music. If you look at the shows they’ve got booked, it all seem to cater very well for the over 50’s, especially those who don’t like modern rock music.
Rock music is put on in the park, but that is usually 80’s package tours or Jools Holland, nothing that’s going to upset anyone. They even had the cheek to tell Spandau Ballet to turn it down after 9:30 as it was a bit loud. I don’t much care for the band, but I can understand them saying that if that ever happens again, they will walk off stage. I would.
The main reason for venues losing the live license seems to be ‘noise’, meaning ‘we don’t like your filthy unkempt young-person’s noise’. Although, strangely, it seems than any pub can play live televised football (or rugby) matches on a big screen with 50 beer-crazed fans bellowing and shouting. And probably starting a fight afterwards. That’s ok. Just not people playing guitars, that would never do.