The Throwdowns aren’t just growing up, they’re dragging the rest of us with them. Instead of getting complacent and bored with Maui’s bite-sized music scene and moving to some smoggy place like L.A,they’re firing up Maui’s musical community and demanding that bands reach out of their comfort zones. A little competition goes a long way to waking up talent and forcing young bands out of their usual friday night line-ups at Kihei bars. The Throwdowns organized a Battle of the Bands at Mulligans on the Blue, Saturday May15th, 7pm, for $10. Out of thirty entries, ten bands were selected to play two original songs each. They include Mobius Project, Sebrina Baron, Soul Package, Stef Lomeli, Cane Fire, I-nology, Sound of Addiction & Coma. The contest will be judged by Vince Esquire, Tommy Russo of MauiTime, Scott Johnson of Dogtowne Design, and Erin Smith of The Throwdowns. The winning band will get the opportunity to open for the The Throwdownsat The Kona Brew Co/Surfrider Tour on June 12th. Since basically the entire up-and-coming music scene on Maui will be at this event, so should you. And, for once, its an all-ages show. So leave your fake ids at home.