Four area bands battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are Deadringer, Call it Karma, Know Lyfe and The Dockside Fever — listen to the tracks and vote for your favorite now.

  • Deadringer

    'Schmidtbull'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/05/Deadringer-Schmidtbull-radio-edit.mp3]

    Using the philosophy that their hometown was built on, Flint, Michigan’s Deadringer brings over a decade of busting ass to the table with a full on assault of sound on the ears. Formed in 2005, Deadringer is currently made up of dueling lead guitarists Derek Fletcher and Thomas Jon, bassist Marshall Barnett, drummer Paul Bissonnette Jr and vocalist Gabe Allen. Deadringer brings a bar brawling energy to the stage with powerful riff driven songs, thundering rhythm section, and in your face vocals. Be prepared for the nuclear punch in the face that is Deadringer.

  • Call it Karma

    'The Balcony'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/05/Call-it-Karma-The-Balcony.mp3]

    Call it Karma is a Post Hardcore/Screamo band from Royal Oak, Michigan known for their energetic stage performance and fun loving attitudes. CIK has been a band since February 2009 and hit the scene with their debut E.P. "Oblivion's at Hand". Since then, after doing mid-west touring , selling out multiple hometown shows, and selling over 2,000 copies of their EP, they headed back to the studio to do more writing and developing some new songs which resulted in their Sophomore EP entitled 'Good Morning, Insomnia.' The band is currently touring and playing with the idea of writing a full-length release.

  • Know Lyfe

    'Oceans'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/05/04-Oceans.mp3]

    Ever since Know Lyfe formed in a dark, damp basement in Lansing, Michigan in September of 2000, the band has had a single vision in mind -- to make music that pushes the envelope and reaches out to a very wide audience. The band consists of vocalist Alfonso Civile, guitarist Jerred Pruneau, drummer Matt Martens, and bassist Waylon Fox. These four individuals live, eat, and breathe music and have be...en creating original, exciting, and energetic material for the past decade, regardless of many popular trends.

  • The Dockside Fever

    'Wasting Time'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/05/The-Dockside-Fever-Wasting-Time.mp3]

    Hailing from the small town of Allendale, MI, home to hunters, veterans and the late singer/songwriter Del Shannon, High School buddies Jared, Jimmy, Eric and Nick formed The Dockside Fever in the Fall of 2009. The Dockside Fever's sound is a blend of rich southern rock vocals with scintillating guitar melodies and spot-on drums. They have been compared to Foo Fighters with a side of The Black Crowes. Currently, TDF is in the studio working on their brand new EP, which will be released in the summer of 2012.