Dave and Chuck the Freak's .5k Race

We are less than a week away from Dave and Chuck the Freak's .5k Beer Run brought to you by New Belgium Brewing! The Race is happening this Saturday in Wyandotte, right after the Christmas Parade. Be ready to run a grueling half kilometer right to Riff's post-race beer tent and refresh yourself with ice cold beer, music, prizes, and a live broadcast from the Mark & Andy Show!

Only $10 to register and portions of the proceeds benefit Toys for Tots (you can also bring a new unwrapped toy to donate as well). You can register right here online and also the day of the race, but space is limited. Everyone who pre-registers will be entered to win a custom Fat Tire bicycle! The first 1000 participants will receive a Dave and Chuck .5k medal! See you Saturday!!

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Haunted Farm of Terror

It's that time of year!! Time to get scared! If you haven't been to The Haunted Farm of Terror yet, it is a 'must go to' this fall!! The haunted house was absolutely terrifying, I was practically in tears... So if you're looking for a good scare, this is the place to be. Plus, they have a hayride and a live zombie shoot! This place is a blast! I'll definitely be going back, hopefully less scared... For more details go to hauntedfarmofterror.com!

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Slash!

Slash and Myles Kennedy stopped by the Motor City for a special acoustic Riff Session this week before taking the stage at DTE opening for Aerosmith! You can see videos of the entire set, including an acoustic version of "Sweet Child of Mine," right here at wrif.com! Look for Slash's third solo studio album "World on Fire" in stores September 15th! Read more...

Football Season!

I hope everyone had a fun Labor Day weekend! Summer is officially coming to an end, but that just means that Football is here! Kick the football season off the right way with the Riff! Join us September 8th at The Fillmore Detroit! Doors open at noon with live broadcasts later from Meltdown and Screamin Scott! All ages welcome and FREE admission! See you there! Read more...

Rockstat Energy Uproar Fest!

Last week the Rockstar Energy Uproar festival kicked off right here in Michigan! Thursday the WRIF crew and lucky listeners were invited to the pre-festival kick off party featuring acoustic performances and a meet-and-great with Seether, Pop Evil, Skillet, and Godsmack! The acoustic performances were all amazing! It was SO COOL to see those bands in such a stripped and personal setting. You can see videos of all the performances right here at wrif.com! Read more...

Motley Crue

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper hit the DTE stage last saturday for a sold out show! 15,000 fans gathered to watch the first of two scheduled "farewell shows" the Crue has planned for the Motor City. The second of which is November 8th at Joe Louis Arena. Both bands dazzled fans, as usual, with amazing theatrical performances, by Alice, and an explosive pyro show, from Motley Crue. Will their November show be the last we see of Motley? It would be hard to imagine the band finally calling it quits... but I guess we'll find out! Come out this weekend to the Woodward Dream Cruise at Woodward and 13 Mile and you'll have a chance to win tickets for the show in November! Read more...

Soundgarden/NIN

Saturday was the Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails show at DTE! I was so excited to go because I haven't seen either band live before and I have heard good things about their live performances. It was by far one of the best shows that I have ever been to! Soundgarden sounded amazing live! Then Nine Inch Nails had the coolest light show I've ever seen! If you didn't get a chance to see them Saturday, I highly recommend you see them next time they roll through town! It's a concert you won't forget! Read more...

Favorite Band Alert!

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to hangout with the up-and-coming British duo, Royal Blood. The band played at The Shelter inside St. Andrew's Hall in downtown Detroit. They were very down to earth, and excited to play in the Motor City! Unlike most duo's, the band only has bassist/vocals, Mike Kerr, and drummer, Ben Thatcher. NO GUITAR! However, their sound is so full, you wouldn't have even guessed that there isn't a guitar! They definitely rocked the stage! They are by far one of the best sounding duos that I have seen! AND they are now my new favorite band! These guys are definitely going places. Look for their debut album coming out August 25th 2014 and be sure to keep an eye on these guys, good things are bound to happen with this amazing band! Read more...

Biker Bash!

Finally! I feel like we have been waiting for WRIFS Biker Bash for ever! It finally happened this past Saturday! It was an absolute blast! I started out the day at ABC Harley Davidson in Waterford. By the time I got there, there were already a TON of bikes getting ready for the charity ride to DTE. The proceeds benefited Ted Nugent's Kamp for Kids and Freedoms Angles. There were roughly about 300 bikes that were apart of the charity ride! I got to ride on the back of a Harley Street Glide with one of the members of the Waterford Hogs Chapter. Andy also rode with us in a sidecar! Haha! Then we started the party at DTE with music performances by Screamin Scott's band Chit, Pistol Day Parade, and Citizen Zero! We gave away that custom Dyna Low Rider to one lucky person who was very excited to win! Then I went in a freezing cold dunk tank to raise money for the charities! Then finally Ted Nugent took the stage and rocked it! It was the first time I got to see Uncle Ted in concert and he was amazing! All said and done, it was a very fun day! Read more...

Mayhem Fest

This weekend was an absolute blast! Thursday was Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest at DTE. The weather was perfect and the bands were awesome! So many good metal bands played!! The best part of the day was having the chance to meet both Asking Alexandria and Korn! Then later I got to see both bands take the main stage at DTE. They both put on a great show! Friday I spent the day at Vans Warped Tour! I met up with a bunch of friends and rocked out to some awesome bands! My really good friend's band, from my hometown of Lapeer, got to play on stage for the Warped Tour Battle of the Bands! It was so cool seeing an amazing local band have such a great opportunity to play at this huge music festival! Check out Chasing the Riots on YouTube and Facebook!

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