Four area bands -- who are all performing at Dirt Fest 2013 -- battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are Sydetrakt, Saint Ridley, Drift Lifted and Mercy Beach — listen to the tracks and vote for your favorite now. Don't forget to tune in Monday nights at 10p to hear all this week's bands as well as the winner from the previous week. If you have a band and want to be in the Throwdown, link to the submission form at the bottom of the page or simply email your radio-edited (Seriously, that means NO EFFING F-Bombs!) track to tree@banana1015.comwith the subject line "Flint Town Throwdown."


  • Sydetrakt

    'Attraction' [audio:|titles=Sydetrakt - Attraction]

    Sydetrakt is repping the 810 with their energetic blend of metal and emotion. Their brand new single 'Attraction' harkens to the days of raw early 2000s post hardcore.

  • Saint Ridley

    'Fool or a King' [audio:|titles=Saint Ridley - Fool or a King]
  • Drift Lifted

    'Overflow' [audio:|titles=Drift Lifted - Overflow]

    Drift Lifted, a band out of Saginaw Michigan has created a form of modern rock which has rocked the local scene. They have combined all of rock's greatest artists and created a sound of their own. The combination of screaming guitar, slamming drum fills, massive bass lines, and powerful vocals can make the deaf hear, the blind see, and the abstinent promiscuous. Rock and Roll is not dead. This is Rock and Roll.

  • Mercy Beach

    'The Kathy' [audio:|titles=Mercy Beach - The Kathy]

    Mercy Beach: the name conjures visions of pristine white sand, and scantily-clad lasses. In a short time however, the name will conjure a new association—the all original, Michigan rock band making waves everywhere they're seen and heard. The group had been playing the Mid-West circuit for several years as The Round, before reinventing themselves as Mercy Beach in late 2010. The re-imaging brought renewed focus, upgraded rhythmic tightness and harmonies, and a thirst for success.