Four area bands battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are Palavere, Fifth Way, Citizen Zero and Seven Year Riot — listen to the tracks and vote for your favorite now. Don't forget to tune in Monday nights at 11p to hear all this week's bands as well as the winner from the previous week.

  • Palavere

    'When I Fall'[audio:]

    Palavere aims to create market appropriate material by using a more holistic approach to writing and performing music. By incorporating elements from an extensive variety of genres; with interests and influences ranging throughout history, as well as throughout the globe, a mature, yet still culturally relevant sound has emerged which seeks to identify with its' audiences both musically and lyrically in very practical ways.

  • Fifth Way


    Fifth Way aims to instill in their listeners a life expressed through rock: the dominant form of music. With diverse backgrounds, Fifth Way is bringing their rock and roll spectacle to all the stages that can handle it. Front man Tim Gossman’s powerful vocal styling’s are accompanied by the twin guitar attack of lead players Zak Stemlaszek and cohort Adam Trahan. Anthony Palsgrove, the man in charge of the low end, hollers at your with his precision and timeliness. Chris Castro, the clock man, hits hard, hits often and maintains a tight ship.

  • Citizen Zero

    'DOA Sunday'[audio:]

    Citizen Zero creates thoughtful and meaningful modern rock. Their songs sound like instant classics without being dated; that sound relevant but are never trendy. And most importantly, Citizen Zero ROCKS. Their enduring commitment to their music is a living tribute to their fallen brother. Their sophomore EP, 'Life Explodes,' will drop in October 2012, a triumph both sonically and personally for the resilient young rock musicians that are Citizen Zero.

  • Seven Year Riot

    'Be Someone'[audio:]

    Formed in early 2008, Seven Year Riot has left their mark on thousands as they blazed their way through Ontario. Their mission statement is simple: "We're here to make you move your body... clothing optional."