Four area bands battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are Sick Smile, Dryvel, Black Market Rebellion and Plush Deathly — 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. If you have a band and want to be in the Throwdown, link to the submission form at the bottom of the page or simply email your radio-edited track to with the subject line "Flint Town Throwdown."

  • Sick Smile

    'Status Update' [audio:|titles=Sick Smile - Status Update]

    Sick Smile is a band from Detroit, Michigan. With music that is groove based and danceable, it retains a rock edge but projects a catchy pop feel. This combination of different genres produces a familiar yet fresh sound that is highly listenable. The foundation of the group is built on solid and tasteful drumming. A thick layer of bass holds down the bottom end and rounds out the rhythm section. The guitarist provides texture and melody in an understated yet consistent manner. Completing the group is one high-energy front man who was born to perform and lives to entertain. Welcome to the music of Sick Smile.

  • Dryvel

    'Columbo Says' [audio:|titles=Dryvel - Columbo Says]

    [drahyv-uh l] noun, verb,

    - aimless group of friends, or meaningless talk between friends

    Dryvel is set out to rock hard, fast, and play music your parents say is too loud. Having formed in the fall of 2000, this rock and punk influenced group have established themselves has musicians that promote an optimist message through their high-energy music. With the completion of a new full-length concept album titled He Walks Alone, Dryvel is ready and excited to become your new favorite band.

  • Black Market Rebellion

    'The Last Thorn' [audio:|titles=Black Market Rebellion - The Last Thorn]

    Black Market Rebellion is a unique Rock & Roll band born from the Winter of 2011. Combining a variety of styles such as Hard Rock, Pop, Alternative, Punk & Metal…They've created an eclectic brand of music sure to capture the attention of fans.

  • Plush Deathly

    'Perfect World' [audio:|titles=Plush Deathly - Perfect World]

    Plush Deathly was manifested in the mind frontman, RoAcH. The concept was easy, bring some guys together to jam in the fall of 2005. No blue prints, preconceptions or expectations, pour this into the proverbial melting pot and come out with fun. The result was some aggressively groovy tunes with imaginative lyrics and metal overtones.