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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Last Chances To Catch The 69 Cats in Europe!

There are only four 69 Cats shows left in Germany (and one in Austria), the gigs so far have been off the charts, click on the links below to visit the Facebook event pages for each upcoming show:

Nachtleben, Frankfurt TONIGHT!!

Underground, Cologne Wednesday May 20th

Paunchy Cats Inn Bar, Lichtenfels Thursday May 21st

Backstage, Munich Friday May 22nd

Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria Saturday May 23rd

Freak Show Essen (Danny, Annie Marie, Chopper and Henrik only) Sunday May 24th

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More Photos From SXSW 2015

More photos have come in from this year’s South By Southwest week in Austin, Texas, thanks to Dawn Laureen for the shots.

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The 69 Cats May European Tour Dates Finalized

The final dates for the 69 Cats May 2015 European Tour are in, a show was added for May 16th in Kiel, Germany, and May 24th in Essen (Danny B. Harvey, Annie Marie Lewis & Chopper) and on May 25th in Enschede, NL Danny & Chopper will appear with Linda Gail Lewis. Click HERE for more info.

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Germany Show Added At Raeucherei Kiel

The 69 Cats have added a show on their May European tour, it will be at Raeucherei in Kiel, Germany on Saturday May 16th. Click HERE for tickets and more info.

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Henrik From The Horrorpops Drumming on European Tour

Henrik Stendahl (on right) will play drums with The 69 Cats’ on their european tour in May. He has been playing with the Horrorpops since their inception in 1998.

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The 69 Cats Finish Off SXSW 2015

The 69 Cats have wrapped their trip to South By Southwest with Saturday night set at Lucky Lounge, here’s a photo from that night. They are off on their European tour starting on May 14th at Beta in Copehagen, Denmark. Click HERE to buy tickets to this historic tour.

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69 Cats’ 2015 Performance Updates

Here is the updated itinerary for the 69 Cats’ 2015 appearances, you can get tickets to their European tour by clicking HERE, and you can buy tickets to Ink n Iron Nashville HERE. Be sure and get your tickets now so you don’t miss out on these historical performances!

69 Cats SXSW Showcase Date Announced

The 69 Cats South By Southwest Festival showcase has been announced, they will be performing Saturday March 21st at the Lucky Lounge in Austin, Texas. They will take the stage at 10pm, preceded by Danny B. and Annie Marie Lewis at 9, check the Live Dates page for more info, see you there!

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Line Up Announced For Ink n Iron Nashville

The line up has been announced for the 1st Annual Ink n Iron festival in Nashville, TN. The 69 Cats are joining Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson and Billy Joe Shaver (among many others) for this landmark event. To buy tickets and for more info click HERE.

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“Transylvanian Tapes” Review on Gav The Gothic Chav

Transylvania-Tapes-tile.jpgIf you’re a fan of THE 69 EYES, or ever have been during the bands gothic-era, you’ll no doubt know of front man Jyrki 69 (real name Jyrki Linnankivi) and his love of all things blues and ELVIS style rock ‘n’ roll. The influence has been growing over time, and is unmistakable on the track “Borderline” taken from the most recent album “X”, with the tracks video even being filmed in Louisiana, the home of the blues, so really then it comes as no surprise that Jyrki would eventually put his efforts into a side project where he could focus purely on his musical love affair with this southern style of rockabilly groove, and he has. Meet, THE 69 CATS. Featuring members of THE CRAMPS and BLONDIE, this super-group of sorts have just released their début album; “Transylvanian Tapes”…let’s see what this Helsinki vampire’s sunk his teeth into…

Kicking off with a cover of THE DOORS classic “People Are Strange”, here he pays homage to the late Jim Morrison with a fresh take on a timeless song, a great album opener, before next up we’re treated to a reworked edition of “Sunglasses After Dark” by The Cramps, the rockabilly style really suiting this track and it’s a fun, energetic number.

Next up we’ve got another unmistakable classic, “Runaway”, by DEL SHANNON, originally released in 1961 but covered numerous times over the years; it’s still a great song to this day and always a pleasure to hear, which can also be said for “Edge Of Reality”, a brilliant piece by Elvis taken from his movie “Live A Little, Love A Little” in 1968. A few more covers in the form of “Werewolves Of London” by WARREN ZEVON and the surprise inclusion of “Girls On Film” by DURAN DURAN keep the album ticking on, some nice smooth instrumental sections like “Necromance For Guitar” and “69 Guitars”, before we finish up on “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, a shortened down but absolutely brilliant cover of the BAUHAUS track from 1982, keeping his gothic roots in plain sight; superb.

As much as we long to see the next instalment from The 69 Eyes, seeing the effort and passion that’s gone into The 69 Cats it’s literally impossible to complain about the Finnish goth’s absence. This may be cover-heavy in content, but they’re quality covers. “Transylvanian Tapes” is well worth a listen for any neutral fan of rock ’n’ roll, and let’s just hope tapes means plural, and we’ll one day see another instalment. Cats have nine lives after all…or should I say 69?

The album “Transylvanian Tapes” is available on iTunes HERE.

Read the review online HERE.