Four area bands battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are MODE., Vairon, Surviving Justin and Until Solace — 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.

  • MODE.

    'Own the Night'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/08/Mode-Own-the-Night.mp3]

    Hailing from Saginaw Michigan, Mode is the product of a few music majors from Saginaw Valley State University. Having no particular style of focus, Mode exhibits a variety of musical backgrounds, producing an eclectic and modern take on the rock genre.

  • Vairon

    'Darkness Meets the Light'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/08/Vairon-Darkness-Meets-the-Light.mp3]

    VAIRON has the sound of Linkin Park, The Used, and 30 Seconds to Mars thrown together into a giant stir-fry. Every element is good by itself, but when they come together as a whole, they create something greater. There's the combination of melody and hardcore, singing and screaming, and a hint of electronics that tie each song together. The great alternative rock sound that has been inspiring up and coming bands for years with some pop and R&B flavor added in.

  • Surviving Justin

    'Not Tonight'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/08/03-Not-Tonight.mp3]

    Justin Rose was the dynamic front man for the touring rock band "Frequency 54" While out on tour he found himself writing music that just didn't fit the band's format. Following his heart, Justin decided to follow the music he was writing and formed "Surviving Justin". Unsure of how to classify the kind of music he was writing he decided to blend the two types of music that it sounded most like, alternative and country.

  • Until Solace

    'A Pleasant Reminder'[audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2012/08/A-Pleasant-Reminder-Mix-2-Until.mp3|titles=Until Solace - Pleasant Reminder]

    Until Solace was formed during the summer of 2011 in Fenton, MI. The music focuses on powerful, hard-hitting yet melodic riffs with a ton of energy behind them. They are currently booking shows throughout Michigan and are looking forward to meeting lots of new bands as well as develop new fans.