Goth n Roll band featuring Jyrki 69 (69 Eyes), Danny B. Harvey (The Headcat, Rockats) & Chopper Franklin (The Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes).

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The Transylvanian Tapes CDs Are In!

The 69 Cats’ debut album Transylvanian Tapes have arrived at the Cleopatra Records offices, see below for some photos of the packaging. The release date is August 5th 2014, you can pre order yours today by clicking HERE.

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The 69 Cats Team With Spinner PR

The 69 Cats have joined forces with Deborah Brosseau of Spinner PR to handle the promotion of the new 69 Cats album Transylvanian Tapes, out August 5th on Cleopatra Records. All publicity inquiries can be made at brosseaupr@aol.com, stay tuned for more announcements upcoming.

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Pre-Order “Transylvanian Tapes” Today!

The Transylvanian Tapes pre-order has launched today, click HERE to get it on Amazon. Here is the press release and track order:

Transylvania Tapes coverTransylvanian Tapes is the debut album from gothabilly supergroup featuring 69 Eyes vocalist Jyrki rockin out with Head Cat six-string slinger Danny B. Harvey, former Cramps bassist Chopper Franklin, and Blondie drummer Clem Burke!

Includes a guest appearance by the queen of rockabilly herself, Wanda Jackson on a stunning version of Elvis’ She s Not You, as well as other rock classics such as Del Shannon’s Runaway and Dwight Pullen’s Sunglasses After Dark plus Bauhaus’ Bela Lugosi’s Dead, Duran Duran’s Girls On Film and lots more! 

1. People Are Strange
2. Sunglasses After Dark
3. She s Not You with Wanda Jackson
4. Runaway
5. Sweet Transvestite with The Devil s Daughters
6. Edge Of Reality
7. Necromance For Guitar
8. You re My Baby
9. Werewolves Of London
10. Black Cadillac
11. Girls On Film
12. 69 Guitars
13. Bela Lugosi s Dead
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The 69 Cats’ “Transylvanian Tapes” Out August 5th!

Cleopatra Records has announced the release date for the debut 69 Cats full length album! Transylvanian Tapes will be out Tuesday August 5th, be sure and mark the date to get your copy, and check beck for more info on promotions, pre-sales and giveaways!

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Photos From The Fangtasia Ball in New Orleans

Here are some photos, both onstage and backstage, of the Fangtasia Ball in New Orleans this past Saturday. The band had a great time and they would like to thank Kurt Amacker for putting on the event, his wife Sabrina and his assistant Laura Duvall for all her help.

Review of the 69 Cats’ Viper Room Show

A review of the 69 Cats’ April 21st appearance at the Viper Room in West Hollywood has been posted, it is written by Lizzie Rose and features photos by Lexa Vonn. You can read it in it’s entirety HERE.

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The 69 Cats are a Los Angeles and Helsinki based Gothabilly band. The supergroup consists of Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes on vocals, Danny B. Harvey of Stray Cats and Head Cats on lead guitar, and Chopper Franklin of The Cramps on bass. Filling in on drums the night of their recent show was Todd T Burr. They returned to their Los Angeles home, The Viper Room for their very first full-set show. I had met and seen the trio onstage on their previous visit back in October 2013, when the band was just starting to fall into place, and I fell in love. Of course, I was not going to miss it this time, so I hopped on the first bus headed to Hollywood. 

Why an 8-hour bus ride instead of a 1-hour flight? I’m a hopeless romantic in all aspects of life. Something about hopping on a bus for a show just excites me a little bit more. 8PM finally rolled around, so my friend and founder of The Plastics, Lexa Vonn and I headed on over to the venue. We got there just a few minutes before the boys hit the stage, so we headed backstage to say hello and only found the lead singer Jyrki 69 there preparing to go onstage. We let him do his thing and walked out after him to watch the show from the very beginning. The band got into their own covers of classics such as, Type O Negative’s “Black No.1,” True Blood’s version of “Bad Things,” The Doors’ “People Are Strange” and even a little dark rockabilly cover of Jyrki 69′s own song “Lost Boys.”

It was pretty amazing to listen to their covers. Even a little more interesting was listening to and watching Jyrki 69 sing and dance to Elvis’s “Heartbreak Hotel.” If you’re a longtime fan of The 69 Eyes like myself, you already know what I mean. The man’s voice is hauntingly similar to the King’s, only a tiny bit less sweet. And he’s definitely got moves like Elvis, so it caught me off guard for a moment; I could have sworn it was the King himself singing that song onstage. Finally, they closed the set with their own version of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” which drove the whole venue wild.

Afterwards, the band allowed fans to enter their backstage dressing room for pictures and autographs. It was a really sweet thing to watch, as not many artists allow such a thing. The after party was held at the Sunset Strip’s world famous Rainbow Bar and Grill. There, fans were able to have a few drinks and converse with the boys. Again, I found that to be really humbling and sweet of them as not many artists do those kinds of things. I personally didn’t really get to spend time with them this time around as I had previously done last time they were in town. I thought the rest of the world deserved to know how sweet these men actually are offstage. Overall, it was a great show and a great night.

You can keep up with the band on their various sites:

the69cats.com

facebook.com/the69cats

twitter.com/69catsofficial

reverbnation.com/the69cats

The 69 Cats Live in New Orleans 5/17/2014

The 69 Cats will be the feature live band on May 17th at the 4th annual Fangtasia Ball at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA. Also appearing is Clockwork Elvis, the Master of Ceremonies is Lord Chaz and also featured are burlesque performers Chatty the Mime, Remy Dee, Sadie D’Amour and Lena Turnover. See Live Dates for more info.

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69 Cats This Saturday Night in Las Vegas!

The 8th Annual Rock n Roll Rodeo is taking place this weekend at Diablo’s Cantina in the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 69 Cats are performing Saturday night, April 19th, at 10 pm, be sure and come down and see a great show! Get your tickets online HERE.

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The 69 Cats’ SXSW Shows A Smash

The 69 Cats South By Southwest shows all went well, three showcases in all were played. The band was joined by Chris Von Striecher from the Supersuckers on drums and plans will be made to come back next year.

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New 69 Cats Dates Announced For April 2014

New upcoming shows have been announced for the 69 Cats, they will be following up their SXSW shows with an April 19th appearance at Diablo’s Cantina in Las Vegas (during Viva Las Vegas weekend) and a April 21st show at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, Ca.

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