Musicians in Plymouth are urging the council to help boost the city's live music scene by finding new venues to replace those which have been lost.
A worrying number of popular night spots have closed in recent years to make way for multi-million pound commercial developments.
But the fightback starts here - with a string of gigs designed to spark new life into a city with a rich rock and roll history.
The council has promised to help by setting up a 'music round table'for those inside the industry to shape the future.
But bands like Dead Frames say they want action rather than words.
The council argues that big commercial developments, like the newly-named Barcode in Bretonside, are not incompatible with a thriving underground music scene.
Now promoters are organising a series of free gigs later this month branded as 'The Fightback'.