Four area bands battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are Tripp N' Dixie, Mindflaw, Core Effect and Givensix — listen to the tracks and vote for your favorite now.

  • Tripp N' Dixie

    'Far Enough'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/08/11-Far-Enough.mp3]

    Tripp 'N' Dixie is a four-piece Rock 'N' Roll group influence by classic rock and blues with a modern edgy vibe, bringing back the concept of real in-your-face head banging rock 'n' roll.

  • Mindflaw

    'This Game'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/08/THIS-GAME-NEW-MINDFLAW.mp3]

    Mindflaw started in 2008 as a 3 piece Flint area band. Now the band is a powerful 4 piece with Mitch Diamond on vocals, Josh Hardy on bass, Kyle Bey on guitar, and Arielle Hollick on drums. Mindflaw played Dirt Fest 2011, and 2012.

  • Core Effect

    'Life on a String'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/08/Core-Effect-Life-on-a-String.mp3]

    Core Effect is a Detroit based regional band whose music has been described as heavy, modern, "hook" driven rock with an experimental edge. The band has been compared to the likes of Breaking Benjamin, Seether, and Three Days Grace, yet has carved out their own very distinct sound.

  • Givensix

    'Underneath Your Bed'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/08/03-underneath-your-bed.mp3]

    Blending time tested rock and roll songwriting techniques with progressive tones and hints of death core, Givensix isn’t your average metal band. Hailing from Flint, MI, they’ve forged their own sound, both dark and angry, yet somehow familiar, darkly comic and jaunty enough to make you wanna dance around or punch someone in the throat. For more on the latest Givensix album 'Harvest' -- check out our review.