#29 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox

The Codfather’s “Catch of the Week” is Spanish Rockers Guadalupe Plata (Silver Mountain) Check them out on this week’s Alternative Jukebox radio show #29

The Cod Crew had the pleasure of seeing the Spanish blues trio Guadalupe Plata at the Brudenell in Leeds 09.06.2019.

We were soon submerged deep into a demonic Spanish rockabilly set of the highest order. Hypnotic vocals with tribal/ceremonial drum beats captivated the Brudenell crowd. You don’t need to speak Spanish to know that they aren’t singing about rainbows and puppy dogs. Trippy and Fuzzy with an atmospheric hiss, these guys are a must see.

#26 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox

The Codfather‘s “Catch of the Week” is AGAINST ME!

Against Me! is an American punk rock band formed in 1997 in Gainesville, Florida, by singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace. Since 2001, the band’s lineup has also included guitarist James Bowman. After releasing three studio albums through independent record labels, Against Me! moved to Sire Records for 2007’s New Wave, which reached no. 57 on the Billboard200. In 2011, the band launched their own record label, Total Treble Music, through which to release future albums.

In 2012, Grace publicly came out as a transgender woman. After a long period of line-up changes and uncertainty surrounding the band’s future, their sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, was released independently in January 2014 to critical and commercial acclaim. The band’s seventh full-length, Shape Shift with Me, was released September 16, 2016.Check them out on this week’s Alternative Jukebox #26

#25 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 10.05.19

This week’s “Catch of the Week” is Punk Rockers Gino and the Goons – Catch them on The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox #25

Thanks to Gino Bambino for letting us play his music!!!

This, my friends, is the rock n’ roll you never stopped believing in! If these songs don’t move you to dance, shout in delight, get feisty with your significant other, and perhaps break some minor laws, you are surely beyond helping. No existing band has a better grasp on how to create punk rock n’ roll music that ticks every imaginable box. Fast and louder Blog

#24 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 03.05.2019

This week’s “Catch of the Week” is Ska Punk Gypsy Hip Hop band Counting Coins

Fusing punk, hip-hop and a myriad other influences, Counting Coins have taken their party-starting live shows to venues and festivals all over the UK and Europe.

Since forming in 2009, Counting Coins have steadily built up a reputation for their raucously energetic live shows, stealing the spotlight and getting the crowds bouncing. Whether supporting the likes of Random Hand, The Skints, and King Prawn or as headliners in their own right, they want everyone to have a good time and refuse to take no for an answer!

Catch them on The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox radio show #24

Buzzing for The Vibrators

The Vibrators @ The O’Rileys Bar, Hull (29.03.19)

The Codfather ventured to Hull to watch Punk Rock Royalty The Vibrators who were supported by Filthy Filthy.

For less than a couple of glasses of Prosecco in a swanky wine bar, a splash of diesel and the cost of Dr Haynes eating his own body weight in burgers from Maccie D’s we were treated to an epic night of live music.

Filthy Filthy kicked it all off with a tight set lasting 40 minutes, if you’re a fan of Stiff little fingers that’s the general vibe of these lads. First saw them at the back end of last year at the Service Station in Hull. They delivered a much tighter set this time round. They’ve been working hard and gigging regularly and it shows. Putting in a much more solid and unified performance than last time round.

Not the finished article yet, but the band plays with enthusiasm and they clearly enjoy what they do. Keep tweaking the finer points guys you’re not far off lifting the roof off the venues.

I certainly recommend you go see them . A great bunch of geezers too, keep on rocking fellas.

The Main Act

The Vibrators …Wow!!! as a man in his vintage years it was a pleasure to see these guys do their thing. The decades may have passed, but these guys eased through their set effortlessly, with skills that have been honed and perfected over the years.

O’rileys was packed with old punks dancing like it was the 70’s. They might of replaced the pogo for a zimmer, but it was still a delight to see.

With tribal melodies, silky harmonies and a attitude that put punk on the map you could really feel the passion for what The Vibrators are about.

If you think Punk Rock is all about swearing, spitting, shouting and generally not being able to play or sing a note you’d be wrong!! with a capital Wrong!!

The current chart music could benefit from a kick in the bollocks from this era and genre of music.

Older they maybe, but they’ve lost none of their zest. Baby, baby, baby was the stand out song, making hairs on the back of the neck stand up .

Youngsters go educate yourself and watch these guys.

Fabulous. The Codfather recommends.

Oi! Oi!

Loved it.

The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 08.02.19

The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox – discovering new, alternative musical gems from all over the world with a couple of under the radar classics slipped in this week. 

For this week’s episode please visit The Codfather’s Podbean site

Edited People – 90’s infused rock 4-piece from West Yorkshire
Kyla La Grange – Gothic pastoral folk
Beans on Toast – D I Y folk troubadour
Slaves – Codfather fave
False Hearts – Passion driven rock music
Stitched-up Heart – Their lyrics make you feel something
Lucy Rose – Beautiful vocals
Courtney Barrett – Upbeat garage rock from Oz
Yungblud – Punk rock poetry
Matthew and the Atlas – Catchy vocals, easy listening
The Electric Black – Budapest grungy trio
Black Luna – Parisian female psychedelic trio
Wild Flag – Rock n Roll from Portland Oregon
The Faint – Post-punk 00’s throwback

The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 8.02.2019

The Codfather is back!! after his trip darn sarf (London) to interview award-winning guitar player Marino.

This week’s podcast/radio show kicks off with new kids on the block Edited People. The Cod Crew had chance to experience their music live recently at Headrow House in Leeds when they supported Canadian Grunge Rockers Dilly Dally.

Edited People are a 4 piece band who are pioneering a new-wave of Alternative music sound, reminiscent of 90’s rock mixed with modern, heavier flavours. Varied influences shapes their music; No Doubt, System of a Down and Soundgarden are a notable few.

Tune in Live from 1pm GMT on Smile Radio this Friday 8.02.2019 to hear The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox – “Playing the music that matters”. Available to download after the live show from The Codfather’s Podbean site.

The Codfather meets Marino…

The Codfather met the award-winning guitar legend Marino at Montague on the Gardens Hotel in London last Thursday (31.01.2019) to interview him about life as a rockstar and his forthcoming new album AFTER THE STORM 2.

Marino talks about everything from breaking into cinemas with his midget schoolmate to his first gig in a strip club in Holderness rd in Hull.

A podcast of the interview we be available soon on The Codfather Podbean site.

Dilly Dally – Gig Review

Dilly Dally
Katie Monks – Guitarist and vocalist
Liz Ball – Guitarist
Bassist – Jimmy Tony
Drummer – Benjamin Reinhartz

The Cod Crew were out in numbers to witness a pretty special gig
last Thursday 24.01.2019 at Headrow House in Leeds.
Canadian Grunge Rockers Dilly Dally were in town promoting their latest album ‘Heaven’. The band is headed up by front women Katie Monks – channelling a jilted-bride look in a lacy white dress and bleached blonde hair. Coupled with gravely vocals, the references to Courtney Love are inevitable but to pigeonhole this band would be unfair. Their murky-yet-melodic, catchy as hell, songs ripped through the Leeds crowd like a tsunami, urging the fans to rock along in delight. Accompanying Monks was cross-dressing bassist Jimmy Tony, flailing his stringed axe around to the beat in a glittering mini skirt that really added to the visual delight.
Strong riffs were supplied by Guitarist Lizz Ball who wouldn’t look out of place in a MAD MAX film with a standard army issued crew cut, contrasting party skirt and vest.
Intoxicating drum beats by Benjamin Reinhartz add a noir-ish depth that recalls early 80’s gothic percussion, reminiscent of The Cure’s 1982 album ‘Pornography’ .
Fans of Nirvana, Pixies, Smashing pumpkins, Hole, Murder City Devils and the likes will definitely love this band.

Checkout The Codfather’s podcast for more up and coming new bands on his weekly alternative jukebox.