Four area bands battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are Shock Wave, Vairon, My Black Heart and Until the End — 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.

  • Shockwave

    'Bullet Train'[audio:]

    Introducing - Shock Wave - a young power trio from Detroit. This throwback group of youngsters focus on making straight forward, hard hitting rock & roll. Shock Wave is a breath of fresh air for those who thought that Hard Rock was dead. With a priority on musicianship and song writing, Shock Wave has a mature sound well beyond their respective ages. They released their self titled debut CD in June this year and have been playing all over Michigan to support it. Watch for them coming to a venue near you!

  • Vairon

    'Darkness Meets the Light'[audio:]

    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.

  • My Black Heart


    My Black Heart is a combination of 3 of the area's best rock bands all rolled up into one. Scott Christy (Ballz Deluxe) on guitar, lead singer Kevin Kanka and lead guitar Tommy Furbacher (Panic Trigger), bassist Michael Massie and drum god Zo (Overloaded) unite to form a super rock extravaganza! Their debut self titled E.P. was produced and mixed by Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Trust Company, Bobaflex) and features 5 undeniable radio ready hits. Sit back and enjoy the magic of ROCK!

  • Until the End

    'Only Ourselves to Blame'[audio:]

    Until the End is an Alternative/Hard Rock band hailing from Port Huron, Michigan. The band is relatively young in age with the members ranging from 18-20. They incorporate the best of today's alternative rock scene with their own twist brought in. The influences for them include 30 Seconds To Mars, A Day to Remember, and Emery. They just released their debut EP titled "A Hundred Lies" and are currently in the studio recording their first full length album.