The Antidote

The Antidote

It's been said that Christian music sucks. The Antidote dispels that myth as we explore the artistry of Christian bands. Listen to in-depth interviews and music from these faith-based bands. For unique and innovative music ranging from metalcore to indie folk, you'll hear it all on The Antidote with Dave Hawkins.

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February 8, 2024
The Antidote goes punk as we introduce two artists from the rapidly growing roster at Small Step Records. Chainstay delivers songs with an emo punk bent on their debut release, Trying To Hold Together. Chives McAlister is a California based solo project with a long and storied music background. That’s shared on his new EP, Refrigerator Worthy. Tune in for our conversations with both of these great artists.  
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It may seem impossible for a music based programme to air an episode that’s talk only, but it’s happened. Joshua S Porter, best known as Josh Dies of Showbread, speaks with The Antidote about his just released book, With All Its Teeth: Sex, Violence, Profanity, and the Death of Christian Art. The book is deep, it’s critical, yet enlightening and hopeful. Enjoy this conversation with an exceptional lyricist and author.   ...
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After four years, Mawcore returns with their greatest album yet, War Cry. With a release carrying a title like that it may come as a surprise that The Antidote’s conversation with Joshua and Jeremy Redding is so lighthearted. The music isn’t. This is rock in all it’s glory. The album is destined to encourage listeners who face challenges in their life by revealing God’s ability to do the impossible.
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January 18, 2024
It would be easy to think that the last thing a Ukrainian artist would consider doing, would be creating new music. But that’s exactly what’s happening with Slava Malinin of FHTH, even though he currently lives as a refugee. Techno, industrial and darkwave are blended together with a faith based focus, to create something glorious. Enjoy this conversation with an artistic master.
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From Flint, Michigan,  the Christian Anderson Band comes for a chat with The Antidote. This band doesn’t quite fit the CCM genre. Listeners who prefer songs that are easy going and positive will enjoy their message. Those who want music this a bit of an aggressive edge will also respond to the Christian Anderson Band. But are they truly a band? Tune in to find out.  
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Our first episode of 2024 is a break from the norm. Instead of meeting with an artist, we’re joined by Kevin Hellestad, host of the Chord Progression Podcast. We chat about our mutual music likes and dislikes. We also  get into a deep discussion of the relevance and acceptance of Christian heavy metal. If it’s just the music you want, don’t worry, we’ll deliver a few tunes.
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So many bands, so many styles, so many great recordings, but the decisions have been made. Join The Antidote as we reveal our choices for the 10 best releases of 2023. This is going to surprise you. 10) The Ongoing Concept - Again 9) Lacey Sturm - Kenotic Metanoia 8) Citizens - I Can't Find the Edges of You 7) Former Ruins - No Creature Is Hidden 6) Vamoosery - Moving Forward 5) Silent Planet - Superbloom 4) Hrada - Mirror...
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“Songs of good cheer, Christmas is here, Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas”. The lyrics may be from “Carol of the Bells”, but they also fit this edition of The Antidote. We bring a full hour of Christmas tunes, old ones, new ones, serious songs and others that are simply fun. Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Music from: Geoff Moore Wretched Graverobber Ethan Luck Twenty One Pilots Hrada Ronnie Martin The Ba...
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December 14, 2023
From Coventry England, Vamoosery proves that they’re a force to be reckoned with. The band brings a strong progressive influence into their alt rock sound, with the end result being a uniquely refreshing style.  The Antidote speaks with the band members about their journey to create their superb debut album, Moving Forward.
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December 7, 2023
The Antidote travels to Australia to hear from Joshua Webb. This transplanted Kiwi is at the forefront with his definitive rap style, but he’s also renowned for his singing voice and pop melodies. Webb’s songs deal with issues ranging from faith to suicide. It’s deeply personal and often inspirational. Enjoy this visit with Joshua.
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November 30, 2023
Their music is intriguing. The band draws their sound from a multitude of genres, blending into a unique style. They’re also committed to proclaiming their Christian faith in each and every song. But the big question for Coquí is why was this project named after a tiny Puerto Rican frog? You’ll hear the answer on The Antidote.
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Melodic metal with progressive elements has been the heart of Slovakia’s, Signum Regis, since 2007. Band founder, Ronnie König, makes a return visit to The Antidote to speak about a number of releases from the band and what I consider their very best, the just released album, Undivided. Get the whole story on this edition of The Antidote.
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November 9, 2023
Rosemont isn’t like every other band. Frontman, Daniel Hassel, is willing to stretch genre boundaries as the music moves from spoken work, to post hardcore and back. Another unusual facet is the tendency of the songs to evolve into an emo styling, sharing about relationship breakdowns, but having a certainty that God is in control.
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November 2, 2023
Sometimes the CCM genre can deliver surprises, like the lady with a killer voice, Carissa M. She began in music as an infant and that early musical grounding has enabled her to create gorgeous songs with messages that share her challenges and victories.
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So many excellent new singles are coming on this episode of The Antidote. To give us the details of her latest song, “Whispering”, Londyn Rayne speaks with us about the song’s dual story. Matt Sassano delivers his just released single, “Fuel”, and shares how a hard situation can change a person. Get into this hour of great music.
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Who wants to listen to a minor rockstar? Only when it’s the band called Minor Rockstar because they’re bound to become major. The Antidote heads into a talk with Landon Cripe, the creative energy behind this alternative rock/punk outfit. Their message heads all over the map. It’s often self-reflective, it can be challenging and occasionally worship. Listen to this interesting mix.
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You pull up an old playlist and suddenly wonder what happened to a favourite band. How often were you surprised by the disappearance of an artist you thought was more talented than anyone else? Why did a band never make it to the top rank of the music machine? Were going to explore that puzzle on this episode of The Antidote.
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With the recent passing of Mylon LeFevre, a pioneer in the realm of modern Christian music, its time for The Antidote to give tribute to his music. Mylon’s early album, “We Believe”, is often considered the original Christian rock album. LeFevre pushed the artistic envelope and opened the floodgates for innovative Christian artists. He may have had both successes and trials, but his music shared his faith honestly. Tune in to hear ...
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September 28, 2023
Summer vacation is over for The Antidote, now it’s time to get back to what’s in store for our 13th season of broadcasting “Christian music that doesn’t suck”. We meet with the hard rock master, Matt Moore, who delivers the story about his new single, “Tether”. We’re also joined by a band from Canada’s Arctic whose native tongue, Inuktitut, is drawn into traditional Christian hymns.
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