We are now through the middle of September and the leaves are changing and you can feel fall in the air. While that’s great for many reasons, it’s also very upsetting. Unfortunately, the arrival of fall means the departure of summer. That means we’re nearing the end of the 101 Riffs Of Summer on 101 WRIF.

This week was another gem with the 101 Riffs Of Summer. We had some classics that spanned across several decades and generations. With Riff Fest right around the corner, happening this Saturday, it felt right having Tigercub on the playlist. They’ll be one of the bands joining us at Pine Knob this year.

Also featured on the playlist this week were bands like Tigercub, Deftones, and more. Looking at the playlist, we covered all types of rock and roll this week. We had some hard rock, a little hair metal, 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 16 Playlist

  • Monday, September 11th

    Them Crooked Vultures – “New Fang”

    This was the debut single from the supergroup in 2009.It was the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.

  • Tuesday, September 12th

    Tigercub – “The Perfume of Decay”

    The title track from their 2023 album. Don’t miss them at Riff Fest this year!

    Tigercub – “Skeepwalker”

    Two-fer Tuesday, so that means twice the Tigercub! This track was featured on their 2021 album, As Blue As Indigo.

  • Wednesday, September 13th

    Deftones – “Change (In the House of Flies)”

    “Change” was the first single off the band’s third album, White Pony, in 2000. The music video for the song was also very popular on YouTube.

  • Thursday, September 14th

    Avenged Sevenfold – “This Means War”

    This song was featured on the band’s sixth studio album, Hail to the King, in 2013. The song was also featured in the video game WWE 2k15. Avenged Sevenfold will be at Pine Knob October 18th, after the original show was rained out and postponed.

  • Friday, September 15th

    Warrant – “Cherry Pie”

    In 1990, it was released as the lead single from the album by the same name. It’s widely known as being an anthem of the hair metal era.

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