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.... Show More

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The Antidote brings some fresh singles and delivers our theme, “Londons Calling” as we hear music from two London’s, Ontario and the UK. Plus Jared Both comes for a talk about his new EP, Jared Both & the Secret Hymns
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A Christian parody band? Yup. ApologetiX has been adding Christian messages to mainstream songs for decades. With almost 700 songs to their credit, ApologetiX is a band on a mission. We turn to band founder J Jackson to explain how ApologetiX reinvents the music of bands ranging from Foo Fighters …
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The Antidote is joined by a pair of bands that are shaking up their music style. Canada’s West of Here opens the night with a conversation about reaching out to the mainstream American music market, then Shaun Hypes of DENS speaks about the themes in their incredible new album, Taming …
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White Collar Sideshow performs as a “Shock-n-Roll” husband/wife duo. TD and Veronica Benton live life on the road and have played the globe with their album/film titled, The WitcHunt. Now the band is back with their third concept album, I Didn’t Come Here to Die. Their music is can be dark, thought …
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February 27, 2020
During the 1990’s, the punk scene was huge, in both the mainstream and in Christian music. Dogwood was a band that became a standout when they bridged that music divide. Josh Kemble, frontman and vocalist of Dogwood speaks with The Antidote about the band’s music, both then and now.
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February 20, 2020
15 years after their last release, Huntingtons return with Muerto, Carcel, O Rocanrol, a career defining album that symbolizes the musical possibilities that exist after nearly 25 years. The band is back doing it louder, faster, with more attitude and a deeper meaning behind the songs. Band founder, Cliffy Huntington joins The …
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February 13, 2020
In the 1990s, alternative rock band Luxury is rocketing toward fame when a van crash shakes each member to his core. Today, three of those members are Eastern Orthodox priests. Follow their story on The Antidote as Luxury returned to record a breath talking album and became the focus of …
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Luxury may have the wildest band story of all time. It’s brought to the screen by band member and documentarian, Matt Hinton, through his film “Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury”. Matt brings detailed insights into the band during this two part feature on The Antidote. Part …
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January 30, 2020
Hope & The Loss Of It by Empty, took the number two spot on The Antidote’s 2019 top 10 list. This is your chance to discover all the details about this extraordinary post-hardcore band.
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January 23, 2020
As a newcomer to Bayless, I was overwhelmed by the melodic hard rock sound and tremendous vocals. Vanessa and Jared come to The Antidote to speak about the uncommon way they develop their lyrics and their latest release, Ready. Aim.
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Sweden’s Mats Dernánd has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. Even he was taken by surprise with the success of his signature song, “She’s Called Grace”. Mats joins with The Antidote for a chat about his thoughtful lyrics and powerful musicianship as we premiere his latest single, …
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January 9, 2020
Christmas and New Year’s Eve are wonderful, but some of us regret indulging in all those tasty treats. For those struggling with their New Year’s resolutions, The Antidote’s is here to help. This playlist will keep you motivated during your gym workout. Music by: Sean Michel The Silent Falling Up …
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It’s been a stellar year for music. Let’s celebrate as The Antidote delivers our playlist of the greatest EP’s and albums of the year. Choosing from a wealth of talented releases, you’ll hear the very best of the best from 2019. In playlist order: 10) The Devil Wears Prada 9)  …
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December 18, 2019
Enjoy the 2019 Christmas edition of The Antidote. Over the past few weeks The Antidote has received hundreds new Christmas songs from a big mix artists. With that kind of numbers, it made it tough to choose which songs make the final cut. Some of these are straight up new …
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December 12, 2019
Poetic Descent is an alt metal band whose songs touch on the existence of God, addictions, a mother’s death, domestic abuse, martyrdom and homosexuality. Frontman Jared Lacey and drummer Adam Thompson answer the hard questions about these song topics with The Antidote.
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It’s punk, it’s rock, it’s ska, it’s unique. No Lost Cause is making waves with their about to be released EP called “P.S.“. Rob Jensen speaks with The Antidote about the EP and how maturity changes an artists music reflection.
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November 28, 2019
The band may look sweet and cuddly, but their music delivers a powerful message. Bringing their diverse music styles to The Antidote is The Birdsongs. Join us for a talk with the band about their latest album, The Journey: Act II; The War.
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November 21, 2019
It seems unimaginable to me, but this is the 400th episode of The Antidote. Join us as we journey into the show archives and pull out interview and music highlights from the past. Featured artist interviews: Randy Stonehill My Epic Mae Levi the Poet HeeSun Lee Silent Planet Future Of …
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November 14, 2019
The masterful hard rock of RED comes to The Antidote, along with their latest release, The Evening Hate. RED’s frontman and vocalist, Michael Barnes,  joins us for a talk about that new release, their huge North American tour, and the band’s history.
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The Blamed are back with an extraordinary release. Without searching for its true meaning, the band’s new album, The Church Is Hurting People, could be considered controversial. Discover the facts during our talk with Sid Duffour. Part 2 of 2.
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