#27 The Codfather’s Alternative Jukebox

The Codfather’s “Catch of the Week” is My Fake Empire as featured on this week’s Alternative Jukebox podcast #27

My Fake Empire is a female fronted 3 piece rock trio from Hull, with vast influences from 70’s punk to 90’s grunge. The band have played lots of gigs in and out of Hull and are slowly building a solid live reputation. The sound has developed from rock to post punk grunge with loud guitars and melodic songs. Having recently released their debut EP and receiving attention from BBC introducing.

#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.