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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May 12, 2022
It’s unusual for The Antidote to feature worship music, but this time we’ll spend the hour speaking about the life cycle of worship songs. Mike Tapper and Marc Jolicoeur bring the results of their study of 30 years of worship music and the changes that have occurred. We’ll also feature music from the new Canadian worship band, Revival.
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The music of Zoetic is a rarity in the Christian music scene. It’s keyboard based jazz fusion often carries progressive influences. At times the songs are complex yet remain solidly faith focused, Kierstyn St. John and Emma Voron are making waves as they seek to change the current Christian music landscape and they aren’t afraid to offer their strong opinions. Listen to this episode of The Antidote to hear from this talented and th...
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Don’t you hate being the last person to hear a truly great band? That’s The Antidote’s story. We’ll make up for it as we discover the blessed talents of Montreal’s The Nailheads. Frontman Ritchy Nails, brings with him a playlist of the band’s inspired punk tunes that carry of a message of faith. Hear the story from the man himself.
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A diverse range of new singles are coming to The Antidote. Rock, indie, alternative, hip hop and experimental. We haven’t forgot about hardcore. Newcomer xREDLINEx founder, Marko, shares with us about the exalted members of the band and their debut single, “11th Hour”.
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Veteran Pittsburg favourite, The Little Wretches, aren’t commonly spoken about in the secure niche of Christian music. However primary songwriter and vocalist, Robert Wagner, is a storyteller who delivers faith parallels into the band’s folk/rock infused music. Robert meets with The Antidote for a discussion about the band’s long history and their new album which carries the unusual title, “Red Beets & Horseradish”.
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The new singles keep coming on The Antidote. Tune in for a wide mix of music styles and hear our conversation with Tobin Bawinkel, frontman of the Celtic punk giants, Flatfoot 56.  Tobin speaks with us about their new single, “Mud”, and their split EP with The Rumjacks. Music from: John Elefante Son House Cheryl Boggs Flatfoot 56 GFM Zahna Natural State Fleurie Zoetic As We Are
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Rock & Roll is all about being outspoken. No one epitomizes that better than Jodi Essex. She’s opinionated, energetic, forceful and faith filled. Jodi comes to The Antidote for a talk about her career, her new singles, and why she makes music. As a special gift, Jodi gives us an exclusive listen to one of her future releases.
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We did it last week, let’s do it again. More new singles are here from The Antidote inbox. These ones are on the heavier side. We’ll also meet with Stephen Sarro to hear about the return of Unteachers. He speaks about the new singles from the band and what’s coming in the future.
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The Antidote inbox has been filling up with new singles from a wide range of artists. We spend this hour with special songs that are making a difference in the Christian music. Newcomer, Mr. Weaverface, meets with The Antidote for a one on one about his new take on rock music.
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It’s always a joy to hear an artist who doesn’t fit into any specific genre or niche. HeIsTheArtist is exactly that. The music is neo-soul, R&B, soul, hip hop and EDM, blended into a unique package. LeeMann Bassey began as a mainstream artist who then discovered faith in Christ, which is now reflected in his music and his life. Listen to The Antidote’s talk with this fascinating artist.
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Hello Luna isn’t any ordinary band. Led by vocalist Kenzie Coyne this Ohio based outfit explores the area between aggressive rock and melodic pop. Hello Luna combines a contrast of hard and soft elements with elevates their sound and delivers a new approach to modern rock. While not a “Christian band”, Kenzie’s faith is at the heart of the music which she uses to deliver her from deep struggles.
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February 24, 2022
Nate Parrish is well known at the guitarist for Kutless, but he has a whole other side to his music. He’s a rare and vanishing breed of musician: the type whose punk sensibilities still apply to the music he releases and his songs forcefully explains what he’s out to achieve. Join The Antidote for this talk with a brilliant artist.
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February 17, 2022
You won’t find GR8FRT beside your morning bowl of cereal, but you will be hearing  John and Abby Gold’s talent is boldly heard in every song. But they negate their music as “sucky Jesus fan fiction”. They’re wrong. Their commitment to Christ is evidenced in their latest album, Half Life Carbon Fourteen. Listen to the music and the talk they had with The Antidote.
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It’s rare to describe the music of metal band as being beautiful, but that’s the case with Symphony of Heaven. Their music is crushing, epic, torturous, and extreme. This is Christian extreme death/black metal with a message as solid as their sound. We speak with band frontman, PATHOS, about Maniacal Entropik Discordium, the latest album from Symphony of Heaven.
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Many people wish the music scene of the ’80s and ’90s never ended. So does Munday Martin. He rejuvenates the music of that era with a series of new singles that offer opinionated, profound thoughts that are sometimes delivered with a touch of wildness. You don’t want to miss The Antidote’s visit with this unique artist
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January 27, 2022
Jimi Cravity does it all. Hip hop, pop, country rock, worship. Plus he has an incredible voice. He’s focused that talent on proclaiming the word of God through songs that make his listeners ask questions to examine their own understanding of grace. Listen to The Antidote as he speaks with us about his life mission.
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Don’t let the name push you away. Revival Hymns is not the kind of band that your grandmother would listen to. This Finnish band’s post rock, shoegaze music has been described at breathtaking, majestic and brilliant. You’ll discover how true those accolades are as The Antidote meets with Revival Hymns.
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There’s an ongoing debate that will never be resolved. Which is most important, the vocalist, the drummer, or the guitarist? (sorry for leaving out bassists, but they’re used to being ignored). On this episode we’re going to pull the heavy hitters, the guys with supreme talent on guitars. Listen to the best from the Christian music scene. Music from: Resurrection Band Sister Rosetta Tharpe Daniel Band Jerusalem Extol John Michael ...
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In the early 2000’s, Hello Kelly were on the fast track. Drawing big crowds to their wild live shows. But it wasn’t easy, Their vocalist deals with a severe stutter. Then a bad record deal crushed the band. Now Hello Kelly returns with the same vibe, but a more mature outlook. Hear the story as The Antidote meets with frontman, Francy Goudreault and bassist Cormac Elmes.
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2020 ended up being a year filled with bands recording cover songs, very little that was entirely new or memorable. The easing of COVID restrictions opened up the floodgates for creativity in 2021. Come hear the best of the year when The Antidote shares it’s top 10 list for the year. Music by: Fallstar Love and Death Dispraised Death Therapy Glowing Moses Remedy Drive Silent Planet Starflyer 59 The Fuzzy Robes DENS
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