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.

#19 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 29.03.19

The Cods Scallops

This episode is the Cod’s Scallops!! Packed with our favourite musical morsels from the past 12 weeks;

Dilly Dally – Canadian grunge

Gin Wigmore – Badass singer/songwriter

NewMeds -Anger is an energy with these guys

Battalions– Down tuned heavy rock

Three Day Millionaires – Catchy riffs n thunderous beats

Bridge City Sinners – folk punk rock you couldn’t play to your grandma

Highly Suspect – Rocking good trio

Edited People – Female fronted rock n roll West Yorkshire style

Amigo the Devil – Americana murderfolk

100 Watt Vipers – Garage blues duo

Bikini Death Race – Electro clash punk

Red City Radio – Oklahoma punk trio                                                     

Moscow Death Brigade – From Russia with punk

Witch Fever – All female feral grunge/punk rock

The Brookes – Indie Quartet from Grimsby


#18 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 22-03-19

Are you ready to rock the f**k out of the weekend!!

The Codfather adopts a filthy rock and dirty blues theme this week :

Goodbye June – 21st century southern fried blues
Black Keys – Dynamic duo
Deap Valley – Primal rock n greasy blues
– Superb American rock n f***in roll

The Pretty Reckless – Badass gossip girl
Highly Suspect – Power trio
Bad Rabbits – Funk rockers
Alabama Shakes – Foot stomping booty shaking blues
John Fairhurst – Rising star of modern British guitar music
Spooky Tooth – 70’s Rock
Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts – Trans Atlantic rock n roll
The Blue Stones – Amazing blues duo
The Heavy Minds – Garage psychedelic rock
1000 Mods
– Gods of music from Ancient Greece

#17 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 15.03.19

This week’s Alternative Jukebox is like a box of chocolates, there’s something for everyone!!

Classic Punk, Riff central, Irish Comedy Hip Hop, Face Melting Doomage…

Full playlist:

The Rising Souls – Meaty riffs fabulous vocals from bonnie Scotland

The Fumes – Playing the blues really well and really loud

The Rubberbandits – Irish comedy hip hop duo

Pat the Bunny – Retired American anarcho-punk

Slow Faction – Punk Riffage

The Cramps – Iconic psychobilly

Ded Orse – Blues funk riff fest

1782 – Doom metal from the dark side

High on fire – Award winning heavy metal

Cokie the Clown – Tragicomedy (Codfather favourite)

Kip Tyler – Old rock ‘n’ roller

#16 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 08.03.2019

This week’s show starts off with paying homage to the late, great Keith Flint from The Prodigy.

The show also features a radio exclusive of deluxe Garage-blues band, Knuckle’s new single:

‘Life is Hard When You’re Soft inside’

Full Playlist:

The Prodigy – Iconic

Refused – Hardcore Swedish style

Knuckle – Exclusive new single from the powerhouse trio

Wonderpub – Alternative grunge from Buenos Aires

Tindersticks – Distinctive 90’s British act

Sunflower dead – 5 piece rock metal band

Drunk tank- Noise rockers

Mutation – Ginger Wildhearts brainchild

Local mad man – 4 (not so) chilled out blokes from London

Pinhole – 4 piece from Cork

Yoko and the Oh No’s – Revved up retro

The Vibrators – 70’s punksters

Stiff little fingers – classic punk

Filthy filthy – original punk rock from Hull

The Codfather Meets Guitar Legend Marino

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

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.

The interview features tracks from his award winning album “After The Storm” and artists that inspired The Guitar Legend to start down the musical road.

#15 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 01.03.19

Listen to the latest Alternative Jukebox here:

This episode’s playlist: 

True pictures – strange duo

Gin Wigmore – folk pop , great vocals

Lene Lovich – 70’s Icon

Sweet Deals on surgery – Snappy noise thunder – punk

Dorothy – fantastic vocals

Alien Vampires – Evil Bloody music

Massive Ego – EBM dark industrial Goth vibe

Starcrawler – Glam punk pop

PJ Harvey – Codfather Fave

Guttersnipe – old school punk

Mr strange – psychedelic rock

Tom Vek – multi instrumentalist cryptic funk rock

My Baby – country blues + funk

Bones Shake – scuzzy fuzzy blues

Distorted memory – industrial dark electro

The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox 15.02.19

This week’s episode brings you the usual fantastic selection of handpicked, high-octane Punk Rock, metal and Rock music. Check it out on Podbean

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – 60’s rock psychedelic
Reverend Beat-man – Swiss Rock n roll gospel trash
Rattlesnakers – punk rockabilly from man and wife duo
Bikini Death Race – post punk electroclash (interview with the Kat coming soon)
Snapped Ankles – post punk currently touring the UK
Dirty Orange – energetic gritty guitar anthems
Bass Drum of Death – Garage punk
Wolf Alice – powerful Indie rock
Dilly Dally – Canadian grungers a Codfather fave
Olde Tigers – loud riffy punk rock
Spinnerette – Excellent stuff from Distillers front woman Brody Dalle
Art Brut – Part of the Art wave from the early noughties
Tankus the Henge – feel good vibes – Garage punk

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