Four area bands battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are Bloodline Riot, Fifth Way, Citizen Zero, and Crud — listen to the tracks and vote for your favorite now.

  • Bloodline Riot

    'Burn'[audio:|titles=Bloodline Riot - Burn]

    Bloodline Riot is the collaborative effort of several Detroit-based musicians with the goal of creating the ultimate Rock n Roll machine. Forging high-energy, fast-paced Rock with killer live performances, Bloodline Riot weaves aggressive yet melodic songwriting balanced by technically precise musicianship to create a sound very much their own. Fans of Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Hail the Villain, Escape the Fate or even 30 Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance or Sick Puppies will appreciate the fresh and original elements that make Bloodline Riot's sound and songwriting unlike any other band.

  • Fifth Way

    'Stomping Ground'[audio:]

    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. Mike McMann, 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

    'Slaves or Citizens' [audio:]

    Brothers. The bond of blood is thick, and there is a palatable chemistry between brothers who make music together. This is the case with modern rock upstarts Citizen Zero -- comprised of the three uber talented Dudley Brothers - Matt, Greg and John, plus Josh Mayle on lead vocals. Citizen Zero are now touring in support of their debut self titled EP produced by Kid Rock's engineer Al Sutton.

  • Crud

    'The Man Goes Down'[audio:]

    Crud is deviant electro fetish rock featuring Sponge's Vinnie Dombroski, burlesque beauty Danielle Arsenault, legendary Seduce guitarist David Black, Dana Deadly (60 Second Crush) and Leander Decordova on drums. Super-charged fetish rock that taunts and seduces you into submission. Crud creates sights and sounds that linger. Think Fight Club. Think A Clockwork Orange. Think you've seen anything like it? Think again.