Four area bands battle it out for a week of airplay in the Flint Town Throwdown. This week's bands are The Skinny, Ana, Mercy Beach and PleThorA — 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. 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 (Seriously, that means NO EFFING F-Bombs!) track to tree@banana1015.com with the subject line "Flint Town Throwdown."

  • The Skinny

    'Dark Nebula' [audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2013/05/The-Skinny-Dark-Nebula.mp3|titles=The Skinny - Dark Nebula]

    We are a cool six pack of hard funk hippies that specialize in stabbing grooves for thick souls…Be ready to uproot and move. Born, raised, and influenced in the heart of Michigan. We aim to inspire people to dance, listen, and think. Sending out positive vibes for good times with great people. We will Rock you, Soothe you, Funk you, Groove you.

  • Ana

    'Johnny Cash Was a Farmer' [audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2013/05/Ana-Johnny-Cash-was-a-Farmer.mp3|titles=Ana - Johnny Cash was a Farmer]

    Ana is Pissed off Zombie Rock, who's determined to beat her songs into your skulls & rape your ears. Your lungs are about to burn with excitement. Welcome.

  • Mercy Beach

    '99 Problems' [audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2013/06/Mercy-Beach-99-problems.mp3|titles=Mercy Beach - 99 problems]

    Mercy Beach: the name conjures visions of pristine white sand and scantily-clad lasses. Soon however, the name will conjure a new association—the all original, Michigan rock band making waves everywhere they're seen and heard. The group had been playing the Mid-West circuit for several years as The Round, before reinventing themselves as Mercy Beach in 2010. The re-imaging brought renewed focus, and their notoriety is growing with each performance. They are quickly making it known that they are a band to keep your ears to the ground for.

  • PleThorA

    'Ferrari' [audio:http://banana1015.com/files/2013/05/PleThorA-Ferrari.mp3|titles=PleThorA - Ferrari]

    PleThorA started in Flint, Michigan in the fall of 2010 under a different name with the sole purpose of playing one show. None of the band members expected that the songs they wrote for that show would be as well received as they were, and none of could have realized the amount of fun there was to be had performing at a rock show. With songs about food, manatees, blind quadriplegic pirates, or who knows what else, the band changed their name to reflect their musical style and after a few lineup changes evolved into the high energy four piece comedy rock outfit that they are today.