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The Werks album cover artwork for Magic. Photo by: The Werks / Twitter
The Werks album cover artwork for Magic. Photo by: The Werks / Twitter

The Werks Spring Tour Covering +30 Live Concerts Including Two Shows this Weekend for the 2017 Winter Werk Out Festival in Denver

The Werks, an alternative rock band from the Dayton/Columbus region of Ohio, has recently released a new album titled Magic with an extensive touring schedule covering over 30 dates in 2017.

‘Wide Awake’ is the opening track to Magic, and does an excellent job of pushing the boundaries of The Werks sound, at the same time preserving their original sound.

“In a way, the past decade has been leading to this moment. We play and write together so seamlessly now, we’re able to channel the inspiration in our hearts out into our instruments, and come at this from a pure place.” – Rob Chafin

The audio production on their fifth album shows the overall momentum within the group. They worked with lead engineer and producer Joe Viers in Sonic Lounge Studios. This album was recorded with a rare Amek/Neve 9098i mixing console.

A self-titled track follows ‘Wide Awake’ on the album. It is more downtempo and relaxing. When listening to the song for a second time, it drew me in more. One element that I have noticed about The Werks is that the more time the fans invest listening to their music and attending shows, the more they get out of the whole community. The music within the band is excellent, but the camaraderie between the fans adds a layer of warmth and depth to the listening experience.

The Werks live at Mainstage Morgantown on Saturday, December 3. Photo by: Nicholas Hess
The Werks live at Mainstage Morgantown on Saturday, December 3. Photo by: Nicholas Hess

“This is our first truly multi-genre album” says Chris Houser

A majority of the tracks on this album are relatively short, with the exception to ‘Moving On.’ The song provides a window into their expansive sound within improvisational music.

‘Lights Out’ delivers a strong ending track to Magic. The album is available via their Bandcamp, as well as additional outlets.

Stream tracks from the latest album on YouTube, and browse over the upcoming tour dates.

The Magic LP - YouTube Playlist

Tour Dates

Date | Venue | Location

MAR 17 | Werk Out West Music & Arts Festival ft. The Werks, Mark Farina, Poolside and MORE – 2 Nights at Cervantes – Dual Venue Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom |Denver, CO

MAR 18 | Official Werk Out West After Party at Knew Conscious Sat 11:45 PM MDT – Knew Conscious | Denver, CO

MAR 19 | The Werks at Mesa Theater | Sun 8 PM MDT | Mesa Theater | Grand Junction, CO

MAR 21 | The Werks at OP Rockwell | Tue 8 PM MDT | Park City, UT

MAR 22 | Treefort Music Fest 2017 | Mar 22 – Mar 27 – Multiple Downtown Venues | Boise, ID

MAR 23 | The Werks at Knotty Pine Thu 8 PM MDT – Knotty Pine Supper Club | Victor, ID

MAR 24 | The Werks + Cure For The Common at The Filling Station Fri 8 PM MDT | Bozeman, MT

MAR 25 | The Werks at The Top Hat Sat 9 PM MDT | Missoula, MT

MAR 28 | The Werks at Big Dipper Tue 8 PM PDT | Spokane, WA

MAR 29 | The Werks with Brothers Gow Wed 8 PM PDT | Nectar Lounge | Seattle, WA

MAR 30 | The Werks + Brothers Gow at Wild Buffalo Thu 8 PM PDT | Bellingham, WA

MAR 31 | The Werks + Brothers Gow at Star Theater

APR 1 | The Werks + Brothers Gow at Domino Room | Sat 8 PM PDT | Bend, OR

APR 2 | The Werks w/ Brothers Gow at Hi-Fi Music Hall Sun 8 PM PDT | Eugene, OR

APR 3 | The Werks + Brothers Gow at Applegate Lodge | Applegate River Lodge and Restaurant | Applegate, OR

APR 4 | The Werks + Brothers Gow at Humbrews | Tue 8 PM PDT | Arcata, CA

APR 5 | Free Show! The Werks + Brothers Gow at Crystal Bay Club Wed 8 PM MDT | Crystal Bay Club Lake Tahoe

APR 6 | The Werks + Brothers Gow at The Independent | Thu 8:30 PM PDT | San Francisco, CA

APR 7 | The Werks + Brothers Gow at The Satellite Fri 8 PM PDT | Los Angeles, CA

APR 8 | The Werks + Brothers Gow at Winstons Sat 9:30 PM PDT | WinstonsOB
San Diego, CA

APR 9 | The Werks at Last Exit Live Sun 8 PM MST | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ

APR 18 | Dopapod + The Werks in Urbana, IL 4/18 | Tue 9 PM | The Canopy Club | Urbana, IL

APR 19 | The Werks + Dopapod at The Ready Room Wed 7 PM | St. Louis, MO

APR 20 | The Werks + Dopapod at Cosmic Charlies Thu 7 PM EDT | Lexington, KY

APR 21 | SweetWater 420 Fest 2017 | Apr 21 – Apr 23 – SweetWater 420 Festival
Atlanta, GA

APR 22 | Tuck Fest 2017 | Apr 22 – Apr 23 – US National Whitewater Center
Charlotte, NC

APR 26 | The Werks w/ Earphorik at Exit/In Wed 8 PM | Nashville, TN

APR 27 | The Werks + Earphorik at Zydeco Thu 6 PM – ZYDECO | Birmingham, AL

APR 28 | Fest By Nite 2017 | Apr 28 – May 7 – The Howlin Wolf New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

APR 29 | Break Science Live Band w/ The Russ Liquid Test & The Werks Sat 11 PM – The Howlin Wolf New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

MAY 4 | Phunkberry Music Festival – May 4 – May 6, 2017 | May 4 – May 7 – The Farm – Campground & Events – Eureka Springs | Eureka Springs, AR

MAY 5 | The 2017 Pyro de Mayo Arts & Music Festival with Nahko & Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia & The Werks! May 5 – May 7 – Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
Garrettsville, OH

MAY 26 | StrangeCreek Campout 2017 *Official* | May 26 – May 29 – Wormtown Trading Co. | Oxford, MA

MAY 26 | Wind Rider Mountain Festival | May 26 – May 28 – Ski Apache
Alto, NM

MAY 26 | Summer Camp Music Festival 2017 | May 26 – May 28 – Three Sisters Park
Chillicothe, IL

JUN 29 | 27th Annual High Sierra Music Festival | Jun 29 – Jul 3 – Plumas County Fairgrounds | Quincy, CA

JUL 13 | Camp Bisco 2017 Jul 13 – Jul 16 | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA

AUG 3 | The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival Aug 3 – Aug 5 – Legend Valley Concert Venue and Campground | Thornville, OH

AUG 10 | The Peach Music Festival Aug 10 – Aug 13 | The Pavilion at Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA