I feel it in the air, the summer’s nearly out of reach. It won’t be long before those boys of summer are gone, and the 101 Riffs Of Summer along with it. However, we’ve still got a couple of weeks of epic “riffs” ahead of us, so let’s hold onto them while we can.

This week was another gem with the 101 Riffs Of Summer. We had some classics that spanned across several decades and generations. One of my favorite things about the playlist this week, was it featured a lot of local Detroit-bred talent, like I Prevail. Speaking of them, Riff Fest is rapidly approaching, and they’re one of our headliners this year. Can’t wait.

Also featured on the playlist this week were bands like Tesla, Seether, and more. Looking at the playlist, we covered all types of rock and roll this week. We had some metal, some glam, and everywhere in-between. Make sure to listen Monday through Friday at 2pm when Jade will play the daily “Riff Of Summer!” Plus, you’ll get two “riffs” on Two-Fer Tuesdays doubling up on some of your favorite WRIF bands.

Previously, we’ve highlighted bands like Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, and more. The catalogue goes deep and it goes way back, covering all different aspects and angles of rock and roll throughout the years. Great “Riffs” happened back in the ’60s, and they’re still happening today. With the 101 Riffs of Summer, we hope to cover all of your favorites spanning across multiple generations and decades.

If you missed any of the “Riffs” this week, check out the playlist below, along with the playlist from previous weeks, as well. Then, continue reading to hear about an awesome contest with a rocking Grand Prize! Time is quickly running out, and I’d hate for you to miss out on this opportunity!

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Week 15 Playlist

  • Monday, September 4th

    Seether – “Let You Down”

    It was the first single off their 2017 album, Poison the Parish. It peaked at Number One on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart that year.

  • Tuesday, September 5th

    Tesla – “Love Song”

    Originally released on their album The Great Radio Controversy in 1989. It went on to become a gold record.

    Tesla – “Signs”

    Two-fer Tuesday so that’s twice the Tesla. This was featured on their popular live album, Five Man Acoustical Jam, in 1990. It’s a cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s hit song.

  • Wednesday, September 6th

    Silverchair – “Tomorrow”

    The titular track from their debut EP in 1994. It’s considered the band’s breakthrough hit.

  • Thursday, September 7th

    I Prevail – “Breaking Down”

    The second single off their second album, Trauma, in 2019. Don’t forget: I Prevail will be one of our headliners this year at Riff Fest 2023!

  • Friday, September 8th

    Taproot – “Poem”

    The lead single from their second album, Welcome, in 2002. The music video was also very popular when it was released.

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