Known as the star drummer of the Gothic Rock band THE 69 EYES, Jussi69 has made a name for himself as a radio host. His latest venture is opening a bar. »the RIFF« (http://www.theriff.fi) will be opened in central Helsinki at Iso Roba 3 right before Ascension Day on Wednesday 13 May. The bar is designed to function as a fresh and comfortable living room for the rock-loving population. Music and sound system selections have been done with particular care.
Jussi69’s partners are Veikka Moilanen and Oskari Kovalainen, two familiar faces from the Helsinki bar scene. Jussi69 is excited about branching out: “I have toured excessively at rock clubs from Osaka to Texas and back. I feel I understand what makes a bar work and where I enjoy myself. Owning a bar has been my longtime dream, and I have been planning this for quite some time with my colleagues. Now we have found the perfect location in the heart of Helsinki. »the RIFF« is cool without being snobbish. It is the perfect place for chilling at a stylish patio or partying till the break of dawn – I would like to do both! At »the RIFF« you hear the best playlists in the city and the drinks menu contains only top-notch picks.“
Opening Party (by invitation only) of »the RIFF« will be held on Wednesday 13 May from 18.00 till 20.00. Doors open to the public at 20.00. After the opening party the bar will be open every day from noon till 3.00 in the morning.
A few weeks ago, THE 69 EYES released »The Best Of Helsinki Vampires«, a full best-of collection, spanning a quarter of a century of band history, featuring 28 tracks in total.