Fri 29th Apr

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Si Philli//
Jay Suttin//
Open Mic Cypher //

Si Phili is an MC from Luton, known for being a solo artist as well as part of former UK Hip Hop Group Phi-Life Cypher. Si Phili has progressed with his solo career and also formed "Phili N Dotz" with UK Battle Rapper Dotz. His latest solo album "The 11th Hour" is due for release in March 2016. Support from Jay Suttin (DBMCs) and featuring an Open Mic Cypher, Militant Vinylist & Jonny Rooco (Antidote Sound System) on DJ duties.

The Eglantine, Belfast

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £6 // Students: £4

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Fri 4th Dec

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GI & Costello//
Oracy//
dsgrace//
Juma & Chucky//
DJ Koncept//

Jun Tzu and Antidote EmCees return with our fourth and final instalment of the year with "Four Fours” which is Belfast's Quarter Annual Hip Hop Showcase. Also featuring Human Beatbox Adam Jackson, Northern Soles B-Boys, Open mic MC Cypher, Militant Vinylist & Koncept on DJ duties.

Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Doors: 8.30pm // Tickets: £10 // Buy Tickets

Thu 17th Sept

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Verb T//
Illinformed//
Jun Tzu//
This Side Up//

Presenting in association with High Focus Records with "The Man With The Foggy Eyes" album launch tour. Verb T (The Four Owls) & Ill Informed (Brothers of the Stone)

Support from DJs Militant Vinylist, John King, and featuring the return of the Antidote EmCees Open Mic Cypher.

Voodoo, Belfast

Doors: 9pm // Admission: £5 B4 10pm, £7 after

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Sat 25th July

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Bass Warrior//
Crucial Roots//
MC Ras Ista//

We are proud to present a special evening of Reggae and Soundsystem Culture. For one night only we are joined by The Mighty Bass Warrior from Glasgow/Caribbean bringing their full Soundsystem to Portrush, alongside fellow Roots Reggae selectors Crucial Roots and MC Ras Ista. Antidote selectors on support.

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Dockers, Atlantic Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9.30pm // Adm: £5

Fri 24th July

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Genesis Elijah//
Batz Inda Belfry//
Jun Tzu//
Sketch Nine//
DJ Snuff//

Jun Tzu and Antidote EmCees return with our third instalment of "Four Fours” which is Belfast's Quarter Annual Hip Hop Showcase. Live MC performances, Special guest Denise Johnson (Primal Scream), Human Beatbox team Double M, Northern Soles B-Boys, The Four Fours Live Band, Militant Vinylist and Snuff on DJ duties. Co-hosted by Mr Manchester Terry Christian.

Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Doors: 8.30pm // Tickets: £15 // Buy Tickets

Fri 24th Apr

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Chester P//
Amy True//
Jun Tzu//
Dan Magill//
DJ Snuff//
Cull//

Jun Tzu and Antidote EmCees return with our second instalment of “Four Fours” which is Belfast's Quarter Annual Hip Hop Showcase. Live MC performances, Human Beatbox from Cull, Breakdance from Bad Taste Cru, The Four Fours Live Band, Militant Vinylist and Snuff on DJ duties. A celebration of global and homegrown Hip Hop culture.

Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Doors: 8.30pm // Tickets: £12 // Buy Tickets

Fri 30th Jan

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Jun Tzu//
Skinnyman//
Logic//
Meany//
DJ Snuff//
Cull//

Jun Tzu and Antidote EmCees present “Four Fours” which is Belfast's new Quarter Annual Hip Hop Showcase. Live MC performances, Human Beatbox from Cull, Breakdance from B-Boy Mouse, The Four Fours Live Band, Militant Vinylist on DJ duties. A celebration of global and homegrown Hip Hop culture.

Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Doors: 8.30pm // Tickets: £15 // Buy Tickets

Sat 9th Aug

Stendhal Festival//
RíRá//
Jun Tzu//
Cull//

We are proud to be returning to Stendhal Festival (Voted Irelands Best Small Festival 2013) to showcase some of the best Irish Hip-Hop talent live on stage.
Featuring the legendary Irish MC RíRá alongside one of the our finest homegrown wordsmiths Jun Tzu and the mind blowing Human BeatBox skills of Cull.

Festival Website & Tickets

Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady

Fri 13th June

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Ramson Badbonez//
M.A.B.//

One of the most highly rated MC’s to emerge out of the London underground scene, Antidote EmCees presents Ramson Badbonez alongside M.A.B.
Support from Seaz420 & Noize Thievery (Live beats set), Antidote EmCees resident Militant Vinylist, Hosted by Cull (Human Beatbox), and Open Mic Sessions.

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The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors: 9pm
£5 Before 10pm, £8 after 10pm

Sun 4th May

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Kate's Party//
Cordials//
Johnny Marvel//

We bring special guests from Dublin Kate's Party showcasing their debut album "Hollow" which has received rave reviews across the Irish media, and being described as having "talent to burn" by Irish Times.

Support from local North Coast "Power Pop" crew Cordials and Garage Punk band Johnny Marvel

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £5

Sun 23rd Feb

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Stygmate//
AquaTramp//
Foreign Affairs//

We are pleased to present a special European tour appearance from STYGMATE - Garage Punk Rock 'n' Roll from Paris.

Their latest album "Sous Tes yeux" or "Before your eyes" is a pummeling Rock n Roll epic. Hook driven from start to finish but raw, energetic and relentless throughout. Think Punk Rock meets Garage Rock n Roll with an artistic flare.

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £5 or £4 b4 10pm

Fri 4th April

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Bangers//
Empty Lungs//
Two Glass Eyes//

We present punk rock crew Bangers from Cornwall, England (Specialist Subject Records) on their 2014 Irish Tour.

Support from Belfast's Empty Lungs presenting their new Double A side single launch as well as Alt Rock band Two Glass Eyes

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £5

Thu 27th Mar

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Task Force//
Chester P//
Remus//
DJ J.C.A.//

Antidote EmCees proudly present the mighty UK Hip-Hop legends that are Task Force. Featuring one of the finest MCs to ever come out of the UK scene in Chester P. Joined by Remus and DJ J.C.A. for what is to be an absolute classic performance.
Support from Antidote EmCees resident Militant Vinylist, 028 MCs, and Open Mic Sessions.

The Menagerie, Belfast

Tickets: £10 in advance from Ticketmaster
Doors: 9pm // £12 on door

Fri 22nd Nov

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Djevara//
PigsAsPeople //
Hector Bizerk//
Abandcalledboy//

We are pleased to present Djevara (Hardcore alternative rock from London) : PigsAsPeople (post-hardcore/noise rock 3 piece from Belfast) : Hector Bizerk (Experimental Hip Hop from Glasgow) : Abandcalledboy (Hardcore Power Trio from Banbridge)

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9.30pm // Adm: £5

Thu 14th Nov

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Street Literature MCs//
Costello//
4Real// GI//

Antidote EmCees & Belfast Music Week present our live showcase from North Dublin's profound Street Literature MCs alongside DJ Moschops.

Hosted by Cull (Human Beatbox), live beats from Noize Thievery, resident DJ Militant Vinylist.

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The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £5

Fri 25th Oct

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Alright the Captain//
Pigshackle //
We Build Mountains//

We are pleased to announce the return of one of our favourite UK acts, noisy Math Rock merchants Alright the Captain

Joining ATC for this Irish Tour are London based Pigshackle... Jazz-metal with some angular riffing and the odd burst of squalling sax. Local support comes from We Build Mountains.

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9.30pm // B4 10.30pm: £4 // After 10.30pm: £5

Wed 4th Sept

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Jun Tzu//
Noize Thievery//
028//

Antidote EmCees welcomes back one of Belfast's finest MCs for a special show featuring some of his new album material soon to be released. His now legendary "Fire In The Booth" video has been viewed over 100,000 times. Support from local beat producer Noize Thievery, MCs from 028 and DJ Militant Vinylist.

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The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors: 9.30pm // B4 10.30pm: £3 // After 10.30pm: £5

Wed 26th June

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Hector Bizerk//
Gerard i2//
Cull//
Sketch Nine

Antidote EmCees presents a "Drums & Rap" special featuring live experimental Glasgow hip-hop duo comprising of drummer Audrey and rapper Louie as Hector Bizerk, Northern Ireland's very own Gerard i2 (Full live set), UK Beatbox Championship finalist Cull, and Belfast's MC Sketch Nine with forthcoming EP material.

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The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors: 9.30pm // B4 10.30pm: £4 // After 10.30pm: £5

Sun 9th June

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Immortal Technique//
(R)evolution of the Martyr Tour

Antidote EmCees presents an evening with Immortal Technique and his (R)evolution of the Martyr Tour featuring Akir, Hasan Salaam and DJ Static. Evening includes film screening of The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique followed by Q&A session. Limited tickets available and limited door capacity on the evening.

Buy Tickets // Facebook Event Page

The Black Box, Belfast

Doors: 7pm // Advance Tickets: £8 // On Door: £10

Fri 17th May

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Fliptrix// Verb T//
Kav// Mouse//

Antidote Emcees presents a Live Hip-Hop showcase featuring High Focus Records UK artists Fliptrix & Verb T, and MCs Kav & Mouse from Irish crew Sons Phonetic alongside DJ Madnice (High Focus), DJ Shotgun Dunne (Sons Phonetic), Militant Vinylist, live MC Showcase from local crew "028" plus Human Beatboxer and host Cull.

Buy Tickets // Facebook Event Page // Promo DJ Mix

The Stiff Kitten, Belfast

Doors: 9pm // Advance Tickets: £8 // On Door: £10

Fri 3rd May

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DJ Snuff//
Antidote DJs//

Bringing the Hip-Hop energy to the mix, DJ Snuff has been touring with the Congo Natty live band and has just returned from an international tour with Junglist Queens Nanci & Phoebe. A prominent figure in the international Hip-Hop community as an honoured representative of both Universal Zulu Nation & End Of The Weak. DJ'n from Jamaica to Italy, New York to Dublin, and best known for his residencies in Brixton clubs. Switching it up on the night with a whole load of extra bass, jungle drums and exclusive dub plates.

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

9pm-Late // Adm: FREE

Sat 27th April

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Ryan Vail//
DJ Jonny Delaney//

Ryan Vail consists of Ryan Vail and Katie Cosgrove, both hailing from Derry. Live the band use no computers, just combining vintage synthesizers, drum machines, live bass guitar, electric guitar, Cello, flute and vocal harmonies into beautiful analogue electronic songs. Ryan Vail are Post Acid House troubadours for a new generation; they combine Ryan’s experimentation with Katie’s classical training to achieve a sound that is totally their own. Support on the night from DJ Jonny Delaney

www.ryanvail.com

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £4 B4 10.30pm, £5 after

Fri 22nd March

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Skinnyman// RíRá//

Antidote Emcees presents a Live Hip-Hop showcase featuring 2 legends in the game. Skinnyman is one of few British Emcees that needs almost no introduction. Founding member of the Bury Crew & the seminal Mud Family, he released his debut solo album "Council Estate of Mind," to critical acclaim in 2004. He has appeared on countless releases since then and remains prolific on the live circuit with his high energy show.
Support comes from Rí-Rá, MC from legendary Irish Hip-Hop group Scary Éire, along with DJs Nasah, Militant Vinylist, and live beat set from Noize Thievery.

Buy Tickets // Facebook Event Page // Promo DJ Mix

The Stiff Kitten, Belfast

Doors: 9pm // Advance Tickets: £10 // On Door: £12

Fri 8th March

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DJ Andy Smith//

The Atlantic Bar & Lounge is proud to welcome back one of the UKs finest DJs to Portrush for an exclusive Northern Ireland performance. DJ Andy Smith is well known as the ex international tour DJ for Portishead, his “Document” mix series, “Jam Up Twist” & “Jamaican Funk Experience”. Expect to hear the finest selection of Northern Soul, Funk, Latin Jazz, Reggae, 50s Blues, Rockabilly, Breaks, Hip-Hop and more... Support comes from The Antidote Sound System DJs.

Call 028 7082 2991 to book limited advance tickets.

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9pm // Advance Tickets: £5 // On Door: £7

Sat 23rd Feb

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Elliot Morris//

Candlelight Sessions and Antidote Sound System Productions presents special guest Elliot Morris

"Extraordinary...ludicrously youthful and absurdly talented" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
"One of the most impressive guitarists to grace our studio for a very long time...a compelling listen - and mesmerising to watch!" - Dean Jackson - BBC Introducing

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Music from: 10pm // Admission: FREE

Sat 16th Feb

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Robyn G Shiels//
The Arborist//

Candlelight Sessions and Antidote Sound System Productions presents special guest Robyn G Shiels.

Ward Park Gig June 2010: "The crowd hang on every word, and the music swings in all the right ways. It’s a quiet triumph from one of Belfast’s finest songwriters. Robyn G Shiels' caustic wit could bring a smile to even the coldest heart. Ward Park Rating: 8/10" – Radio Ulster – ATL

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Music from: 10pm // Admission: FREE

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Antidote DJs//
Soul City//

New Years Eve party across the Bar & Lounge, 2 rooms of music bringing in 2013...

Upstairs Bar: Soul City presents a Motown, Funk, Soul & Pop special featuring DJs: Marty Rice and Guests.
Lounge: The Antidote Sound System DJs spinning the finest selections of Reggae, Dub, Funk, Soul, Breaks, Hip-Hop & DnB. Antidote Policy: NO Pop Music & NO Requests. Big screen visuals, drinks promos etc.

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9pm // Admission: FREE

Sat 29th Dec

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JBR Project//
Antidote DJs//

Antidote Sound System Reggae Special with the Heavy Bass Appreciation Society presents a live Reggae and Dub production performance from The JBR Project.

Full live band featuring drums, guitar, keys, samplers, brass, melodica & vocals. Support from Antidote DJs

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9pm // Admission: FREE

Fri 21st Dec

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Spree Live//
Antidote DJs//

Antidote Sound System presents a special live performance from Spree featuring full live production set with vocalist and MC!

Spree's music is characterised by influences of Nu Jazz and D’n’B with a taste of everything Soulful. Support from Antidote DJs

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9.30pm // Adm: £4 / £3 before 10.30pm & Students

Sat 8th Dec

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Antidote EmCees//
Jun Tzu//
Team Fresh MCs//
Bee Mick See//
Sketch Nine//

Antidote EmCees presents a special one off MC showcase and homecoming show with Belfast Rapper Jun Tzu returning to the town with high grade support from The Team Fresh MCs (Slaine and Dunbar), Bee Mick See (Bomb City 7) & Sketch Nine (Melted Music). - Antidote EmCees DJs Militant Vinylist & Blasé on rotation. Facebook Event Page

The Pavilion, Ormeau Road, Belfast

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £5 / £4 (Students)

Fri 7th Dec

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Antidote EmCees//
Jun Tzu//
Gerardi2//
Muggsy//
Mr Mills//
D.K.//

Antidote EmCees presents a live Hip-Hop MC showcase with Belfast Rapper Jun Tzu returning to the Atlantic Bar with support from Gerardi2 (Tennents Vital untapped winner), Muggsy, Mr Mills & D.K. - Antidote DJs on rotation.

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £4 / £3 before 10pm & Student Card

Thu 29th Nov

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Antidote EmCees//
J.O.E.//
Co-Kane//
Seaz420//
Noize Thievery//

Antidote EmCees is back at the Menagerie, representing for hip hop and MC culture in Belfast.
Featuring live MC sets from: J.O.E. and Co-Kane
New Music from: Noize Theivery and Seaz420
With resident DJ Militant Vinylist

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The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors: 9pm // Adm: £4 / £3 before 10pm & Student Card

Sat 24th Nov

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Drumology

Drumology: Belfast's premier D'n'B night is taking over at the Atlantic Bar and Lounge. Drumology is dedicated to bringing the Freshest Of Drum & Bass And The Most Nostalgic Of Jungle Each And Every Month to the Voodoo Venue in Belfast.

Featuring DJ's: Point Blank // Digiac // Bad Operator (Crilli)

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors: 10pm // Admission: £FREE

Fri 2nd Nov

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Immortal Technique//
Antidote EmCees

In association with Spreadlove.tv and Speakers Corner we present the mighty return of Immortal Technique to Belfast on his Exclusive UK Tour "RETURN OF THE REBELS". Featuring support from Swave Sevah, Poison Pen, DJ Static & DJ Snuff. Hosted by Antidote EmCees & Militant Vinylist.

18+ show // Tickets available from QUBSU, Tickermaster.ie and all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

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Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast

Doors: 8pm // Tickets: £15+bf // £12.50 (Students)

Sat 27th Oct

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Knifecutter//
Satan's Mineons//
Dog Will Hunt//
Bullibymon

Antidote Sound System Productions and Atlantic Lounge Live Stage presents: Knifecutter - Caffeine fuelled trash thrash bed rock from the UK. Plus Satan's Mineons - Post Punk / Rock from Nottingham.

Support from: Dog Will Hunt and Bullibymon.

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Atlantic Lounge Live Stage, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £5 Entry // £3 Students

Wed 10th Oct

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Imploding Stars

Antidote Sound System Productions presents Imploding Stars on their UK and Ireland tour. A Post Rock band from Braga, Portugal.

Support comes from: Pigs as People // Abandcalledboy // We like the Echo

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Atlantic Lounge Live Stage, Portrush

Doors 9pm // £5 Entry // £3 Students

Sat 15th Sept

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Rudimentary Records//
Sina//
Yoru//

Antidote presents a special showcase DJ night of artists from the Belfast based music label Rudimentary Records

Featuring recording artists SINA (Project Mooncircle) and Yoru (Rudimentary) along with DJs Sofa Kid and Someoneelse

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Music from 9.30pm // FREE Entry

Fri 14th Sept

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No Spill Blood//
Dog Will Hunt//
+ Guests//

Antidote Sound System Productions presents No Spill Blood, featuring members of Adebisi Shank, Elk, Hands Up Who Wants To Die and Magic Pockets. Support comes from Dog Will Hunt plus more TBC.

No Spill Blood Debut EP - "Street Meat" available on Bandcamp

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Atlantic Lounge Live Stage, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £5 Entry // £4 Entry before 10.30pm

Thu 23rd Aug

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Antidote Emcees//
Team Fresh MCs//
Jee4ce//

Antidote EmCees is proud to present a double headliner show from Team Fresh MC's featuring Dunbar and Slaine from the North Coast crew, alongside one of Ireland's (via Edinburgh) finest MCs and producers in Jee4ce - getting ready to release his new EP "My Friend Jack". Along with Open Mic Sessions from 10pm. DJs Militant Vinylist and Blasé on the 1's and 2's.

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The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors 9pm // £5 Entry // £4 Entry before 10pm

Sat 18th Aug

Antidote Emcees//
Stendhal Festival//

We will be doing a special showcase at this year's festival which will be the first time Hip-Hop talent will have featured at the festival.

Including performances from MC's: Sketch Nine (Melted Music), Mr Mills and Dan Magill. With DJ's Militant Vinylist (Antidote Sound System) and Blasé (Melted Music)

Official Festival Website

Stendhal Festival of Music & Art, Limavady

Stage Time: 11pm

Tue 7th Aug

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Antidote Emcees//
Jun Tzu// Nugget//
Gerard i2//

Antidote EmCees presents a special one off show featuring the mighty Jun Tzu (Belfast/Manchester - Belfast BabyBoom Records), Nugget (Dublin - Featuring Class A'z MCs), and Gerard i2 (Tennents Vital 2012 UnTapped Winner)

This show is being filmed by BBC 1Xtra for an upcoming documentary covering Hip-Hop in Ireland, Scotland & Wales. Special guests from BBC 1Xtra will be at the venue.
With DJ's Militant Vinylist & Blasé (Melted Music) plus Open Mic Sessions. - Facebook Event Page

The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors: 9pm // Admission: £3

Fri 20th July

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Antidote Reggae Special//

Summer vibes Antidote Sound System Reggae special with the Heavy Bass Appreciation Society...

Join The Antidote DJs on the selections of the finest Reggae, Dub, Roots & Rocksteady in the Atlantic Bar & Lounge.
Big screen visuals, drinks promos etc.

Listen to promo DJ mix here

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

9pm-Late // Admission: FREE

Sat 23rd June

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Pressure DJ Crew//

Antidote Sound System presents DJs Nez and Messyfuture from the Pressure Crew coming out of Belfast.

"Bass Heavy" is probably the best description of Pressure's sound, genres are blurred under the banner of bass. From hip hop through to cutting edge dubstep, garage and UK funky; all these sounds get rinsed on the Pressure rig

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors 10pm // Admission: FREE

Fri 15th June

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Hornets//
The Rupture Dogs//
abandcalledboy//

Antidote Sound System Productions presents the second in our series of free gigs with live music from.
Hornets
The Rupture Dogs
abandcalledboy

Rock/Punk/Metal DJ sets throughout the night...

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Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // Admission: FREE

Fri 1st June

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Scorpion Jack//

We welcome back the acoustic folk rock duo that are Scorpion Jack. Rohan plays percussion (predominantly Bodhràn) and David sings and plays guitar. The set up is simple and refreshing. Their influences come from metal and electronic music, jazz, blues, traditional and of course folk and rock. Debut album, "No Thanks, Yes please!" is available now at their website.

Bring your Scallion Tablets folks!!!

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

10pm // FREE Entry

Sat 26th May

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Triggerman//
Rabid Bitch of the North//

The Antidote and North Coast Gig Collective combine to bring you a night of heavy riffage!
Triggerman have been single-minded in their mission to deliver to the world the heaviest, grooviest music possible.
Rabid Bitch Of The North are a Hard Rock/Metal band from Belfast that believe in a no bullshit approach and our music is fast, furious and heavy.

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Retro Bar, Portrush
Doors 9pm // Admission: £4/£3 Students

Thu 24th May

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Sketch Nine//
Nugget//
Eil Ton//

Antidote EmCees in association with Melted Music presents Sketch Nine's new MixTape "Darwin" featuring live performances from Sketch Nine & DJ Blasé, Nugget (Dublin), and Eil Ton

Hosted by MC Ranking Fox with DJ's Militant Vinylist & Koncept plus open Mic Sessions.

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The Menagerie, Belfast
Doors 9pm // Admission: £4/£3 b4 10pm

Fri 11th May

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You Slut!//
Alright the Captain//
Manes//

Antidote productions presents:
You Slut! from Derby/Nottingham: Math-Smarties-Disco-Pop-Cheese-Waltzcore
Alright the Captain from Midlands, England: Noisy Math-Post-Jazz Rock-Special School
Manes: Local Hardcore Band.

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Retro Bar, Portrush
Doors 9.30pm // Admission: £5/£4 b4 10.30pm

Fri 20th April

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Grader//
Lantern For A Gale//
1000 Drunken Nights//
Empty Lungs//

Grader and Lantern for a Gale Irish Tour stops at the Retro Bar, Portrush celebrating the release of the new L4AG mini album "Lands More Hostile".

Support from 1000 Drunken Nights and Empty Lungs

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Retro Bar, Portrush
Doors 9.30pm // Admission: £5/£4 b4 10pm

Fri 13th April

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Caxton Press//
Logic//
DJ Snuff//

Antidote EmCees presents a very special double headliner event featuring the finest in UK Hip-Hop talent from the mighty 5 piece London group Caxton Press, along with Logic (Peoples Army) and DJ Snuff (End of the Weak).

Hosted by MC Ranking Fox plus DJs Sconnie, Elemental, Militant Vinylist / Belfast City Breakers / Open Mic Freestyle Sessions.

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The Menagerie, Belfast // Doors 9pm
Tickets: £8 in advance at www.wegottickets.com
£10 on the door

Fri 23rd March

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Bomb City 7//
"Paranoia" Single Launch//

In between playing with Axis Of, Pocket Billiards, Bee Mick See, Empty Lungs and Hornets its a wonder the members of this raucous 'genre mongrel' Hip-Hop quintet have time to write, record and self-release their own material! "PARANOIA" is a fiercely energetic mix of trance, hip-hop and rock. It's a storming party anthem in the making.

Support from Two Glass Eyes, DJ Chops (Team Fresh) and Militant Vinylist (Antidote Sound System).

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Doors 9.30pm // Admission: FREE

Sat 17th March

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Explosion Sound System//

Antidote Productions presents a Paddy's Night Reggae Party special featuring MC Ranking Fox.

Portrush embrace yourself for yet another merciless display from Explosion Sound System giving the best of roots, reggae, dub, dancehall, and brand sparking new productions outta Belfast city.

So come down jump around inna Explosion jamdown!

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Doors 9.30pm // Admission: FREE

Thu 1st March

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Antidote EmCees//

Antidote EmCees is back for 2012 featuring live performances from Gerardi2, Belfast's own Sketch Nine from Melted Music and Sewer Rats (a new project from Belfast featuring beats by Seaz420 and rhymes from Noize Thievery among others.)

Plus Open Mic Sessions and DJs Militant Vinylist (Antidote) & Paul McCarthy (Melted Music)

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The Menagerie, Belfast // Doors 9pm // Entry: £3

Sat 25th Feb

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Scorpion Jack//
Against Diabolum

Scorpion Jack are an acoustic folk rock duo. Rohan plays percussion (predominantly Bodhràn) and David sings and plays guitar. The set up is simple and refreshing. Their influences come from metal and electronic music, jazz, blues, traditional and of course folk and rock. Debut album, "No Thanks, Yes please!" is available now at their website.

Against Diabolum is Paul Michael from Lantern for a Gale in his solo acoustic guise.

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

10pm // FREE Entry

Sat 11th Feb

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The Rupture Dogs//
Dead 'Til Friday//
Puerile Honey//

We present our first gig in the Retro Bar for 2012 featuring 2 of our favourite bands from 2011 playing their new material and a debut at the Retro Bar for local all girl grunge project Puerile Honey!

The Rupture Dogs Bandcamp
Dead 'Til Friday Facebook
Puerile Honey Facebook
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Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £4 Entry (£3 Students)

Sat 31st Dec

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New Year's Eve Party

The Antidote Sound System crew shutting down 2011 in style and bringin' in 2012 with a bang!

Antidote resident DJs & Guests spinnin' our selections of Reggae, Dub, DnB, Hip-Hop, Breaks, Funk & Soul

NO Requests!

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

9pm-Late // FREE Admission

Fri 30th Dec

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VerseChorusVerse//
Robyn G.Shiels//
Malojian//

For our last gig of 2011 The Antidote welcome 3 of Ireland's finest solo acoustic performers to the Atlantic Bar & Lounge in Portrush

VerseChorusVerse (Tony Wright) Soundcloud
Robyn G.Shiels Website
Malojian Website

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £3 Entry

Thu 29th Dec

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The Freedom 35s//
Antidote DJs//

Antidote Sound System presents a full on night of Funk, Soul and Rare Grooves featuring the mighty 4 piece instrumental funk soul band The Freedom 35s. They have been killing dance-floors across the country all year and play regular sets at the legendary funk & soul night Come And Get It in Belfast.

Support on the night from The Antidote DJs spinning a fine selection of Funk, Soul, Breaks & Old School Hip-Hop.

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £3 Entry

Thu 22nd Dec

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Antidote Xmas Party

The Antidote DJs Xmas party special spinning our regular selection of the finest Reggae, Dub, Funk, Soul, Breaks Hip-Hop & DnB.

Don't expect any cheesy Xmas tunes to be played – NO Requests. Big screen visuals, drinks promos etc.

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

9pm-Late // FREE Admission

Sat 17th Dec

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Slomatics//
TCBOO//
Black Dunes//
Dying Breed//

A very special Antidote Christmas gig featuring the return of The Continuous Battle of Order and the incredible Slomatics making their long awaited north coast debut!

Slomatics Website
The Continuous Battle of Order Bandcamp
Black Dunes - Dying Breed
Facebook Event Page

Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £5 Entry (£4 Students)

Sat 19th Nov

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Gascan Ruckus//
Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters//
Window Seats//

The Antidote proudly presents a sheer punk rock, rock 'n' roll special!

Gascan Ruckus FB
Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters FB
Window Seats FB

Facebook Event Page

Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £5 Entry (£4 Students)

Sat 12th Nov

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Bring to Ruin//
Abandcalledboy//
Section 13//

The Antidote presents the Bring to Ruin/Section 13 Irish tour stopping off in Portrush.

Bring to Ruin Bandcamp
Abandcalledboy Bandcamp
Section 13 MySpace

Facebook Event Page

Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £4 Entry (£3 Students)

Sat 29th Oct

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Explosion Sound System

The Antidote proudly presents Explosion Sound System for our Halloween Reggae Party Special.

Explosion Sound System are Northern Ireland's original Reggae sound from Belfast City, playing the very best in classic riddims and upfront tunes from Jamaica, UK, and beyond...

www.explosionsoundsystem.com

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £5 Entry (£3 Fancy Dress)

Thu 27th Oct

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Antidote EmCees
Hasan Salaam

Our live hip-hop night presents a very special one-off Irish date featuring world renowned New Jersey based MC Hasan Salaam

Joining him will be DJ Snuff (Speaker's Corner, End of the Weak, London)
Support from DJ Chris Caul & Militant Vinylist. Open Mic Sessions also.

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The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors 9pm // £7 Entry // £5 Entry before 10pm

Sat 8th Oct

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Lantern For A Gale//
The Assailants//
Black Dunes//

Antidote Sound System Productions presents Lantern For A Gale UK Tour Fundraiser...

Lantern For A Gale
The Assailants
Black Dunes

New merch and old CD's on sale, dig deep!

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Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £4 Entry (£3 Students)

Sat 1st Oct

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Oxjam 2011

The Antidote presents Oxjam which is Oxfam's month-long music festival. It runs all through October with hundreds of events around the UK, all organised by volunteers who know and love their local music scene, all raising money to save lives around the world.

Featuring live music from:
Sara Dylan
Rupture Dogs
Chris Campbell
A Plastic Rose

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Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9pm // £5 Entry

Sat 17th Sept

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Pocket Billiards//
Bomb City 7//
Djevara//

The Antidote welcome back Belfast's own Ska Punk Legends, the MIGHTY Pocket Billiards. Joining them on the night are Bomb City 7 and Djevara (London, UK)

www.pocketbilliards.co.uk
bombcity7.bandcamp.com
www.djevara.co.uk

Facebook Event Page

Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £5 Entry

Thu 15th Sept

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Djevara//
Niyah Sky//
No Matter//

Antidote Sound System and bUTTONpUSHER Presents...

Djevara (London, UK)
Niyah Sky
No Matter

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Auntie Annies, Belfast

Doors 9pm // £5 Entry

Sat 27th Aug

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End Of Summer Jam

The Antidote crew presents our End Of Summer Jam with special guest DJ Ricky Switch passing through, plus Antidote Sound System residents.

Reggae / Dub / Funk / Soul / Breaks / Hip Hop / Drum & Bass

Drinks Promos:
4 drinks for £10 (9-11pm) // 6 shots for £10 all night!

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors 9pm // FREE Entry

Sun 21st Aug

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Alright The Captain//
The Continuous Battle of Order//
Lantern For A Gale//

The Antidote, Field Records & Richter Collective presents the Portrush leg of Alright The Captain and The Continuous Battle of Order Irish tour. Local support comes from North Coast Hardcore crew Lantern For A Gale

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Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 8pm (Early show!) // £5, £4 (Students)

Sat 13th Aug

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Funk Night Fundraiser

The Antidote crew bring you a full on Funk night special in order to raise funds for local surfers "Long John" McCurry and Easkey Britton who are representing Ireland at the European Surfing Championships in Bundoran at the end of September.

Plenty of drinks promos and give-aways on the night. Plus exclusive screening of the new Oxbox surf movie.
Eurosurf website

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Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors 8pm // £3 Donation

Fri 22nd July

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Jun Tzu - Antidote Portrush

We bring the Antidote EmCees Live Hip Hop Showcase to our regular Portrush home for the first time!

Featuring live sets from:
Jun Tzu (Belfast/Manchester - Belfast BabyBoom Records)
Gerard i2
Mr Mills

DJ support from The Antidote Residents

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Retro Bar // Atlantic Lounge, Portrush

Doors 9pm // £4 Entry (£3 Students)

Thu 21st July

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Antidote EmCees - Jun Tzu

Antidote EmCees keeps on with our monthly Live Hip Hop showcase and MC Sessions!
Hosted by BeeMickSee (Bomb City 7)

Featuring live sets from:
Jun Tzu (Belfast/Manchester - Belfast BabyBoom Records)
Dan Magill
Noize Thievery

Open mic sessions during the evening also.

Facebook Event Page

The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors 9pm // £5 Entry // £3 Entry before 10pm

Sat 9th July

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Jigs & Rigs Festival Fundraiser//

The Antidote in association with The Force10 crew presents a night of live bands and DJs to raise funds for the upcoming Jigs & Rigs festival.

Eatenbybears
Jifubuki
DJ Phat Controller (Force10)
with DJ support from Antidote Residents

Facebook Event Page
Force 10 Crew

The Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9pm // £5 Suggested Donation, Thanks

Sat 25th June

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More Than Conquerors//
Phoenix Fire//
Havana House Party //

The Antidote rounds off our month of live shows with...

More Than Conquerors (Official Website)
Phoenix Fire (Official Website)
Havana House Party (Facebook Page)

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The Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9pm // £4 Entry (£3 Students)

Sat 18th June

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Tied to Machines//
Event Horses//
Stress On The Ruin//

The Antidote brings you Instro Punk with vocals from Tied to Machines! Alt.Punk/Hardcore Punk from Event Horses, and some Hardcore action from Stress On The Ruin

Tied to Machines Myspace

Facebook Event Page

The Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9pm // £4 Entry (£3 Students)

Thu 9th June

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Antidote EmCees

After a months hiatus Antidote EmCees is back for some more Live Hip Hop and MC Sessions!
Hosted by BeeMickSee (Bomb City 7)

Featuring live sets from:
Wile Man (Derry Hip-Hop,Jazz,Rap)
Sketch Nine (Melted Music)

Open mic sessions all evening as well.

Facebook Event Page

The Menagerie, Belfast

Doors 9pm // £3 Entry

Sat 4th June

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The Assailants//
Empty Lungs//
No Matter//

The Assailants are a four piece Ska Punk/Hardcore band from Belfast. Starting in the Summer of 2009 they have taken their separate influences and incorporated it into their own distinct sound. With a socio-political shadow in their lyrics, they blend fast hardcore elements with slow reggae grooves.

Assailants Myspace

Facebook Event Page

The Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9pm // £4 Entry (£3 Students)

Sat 14th May

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The Continuous Battle of Order//
Jifubuki//
Stress on the Ruin//

Guitar & Drums/Drums & Guitar - We welcome The Continuous Battle of Order from The Richter Collective label. Providing a sound that matches an avalanche of jazzy drums with loopy fingertapped guitar patterns in a thrilling, ever-changing explosion of sound.

www.continuousbattle.com

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The Retro Bar, Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £5 Entry (£4 Students)

Easter Monday 25th April

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Easter Special Sound Clash

Antidote crew welcome our Team Fresh Sound System brothers Chops & Lon-More for an Easter Monday sound clash special.

Expect a night of Funk, Hip-Hop, Dubstep, D'n'B & more! Drinks promos all night.

TF Sound System

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

9pm - late // FREE entry

Sat 9th April

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Portrush Surf Open //
Official After-Party

The Antidote Sound Sytem in Association with The Causeway Coast Surf Club (CCSC) and the 2011 Portrush Surf Open bring you the official wind-down and after-party with an evening of the finest music, and big screen surf movies. The Antidote brings Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae, D'n'B and more, along with some of the latest surf movies to the big screens! Loads of drinks promos, prizes, raffles, giveaways and special promos for ISA members. Everyone's welcome...Get involved!

Causeway Coast Surf Club

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors 9pm // £3 entry (Proceeds to CCSC)

Wed 6th April

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Antidote EmCees

The start of a new Hip-Hop night for Belfast aimed at providing a platform in the city for EmCee culture in Northern Ireland and beyond, keeping things local for the first night.

Noize Thievery
Gerard i2
Mr Mills
Dan Magill

DJ's John King (Pressure) & Militant Vinylist (Antidote)

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Auntie Annies, Dublin Road, Belfast

Doors 9pm // £3 suggested entry donation

Sat 26th March

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Tim Holehouse //
Comply or Die//
Silver Theory//
Off the Reservation//

Antidote Sound Sytem Productions are proud to present Timothy (C) Holehouse. Quality support from Comply or Die, Silver Theory, Off the Reservation

Tim Holehouse Official Website
Comply or Die Myspace
Silver Theory Myspace
Off the Reservation Myspace

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

Doors 9pm // £5 entry (£4 Students)

Fri 25th March

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Team Fresh Sound System 1st Birthday

The Antidote crew are off "on tour" for a "Boom Blastin' Birthday Beat Battle" night of celebration with our TF Sound System brothers Chops & Lon-More.

Expect a night of Funk, Hip-Hop, Dubstep, D'n'B & more! Loads of drinks promos, free mix CDs, visuals by Slaine Browne.

Facebook event page
TF Sound System

The Bunatee, Queen's SU, Belfast

10pm - 2am // FREE entry

Thu 17th March

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St Patrick's Day Throwdown

The Antidote and Pressure Belfast bring you a Bass Heavy Lineup of Irish producers & DJ's for the St Paddy's Day Holiday.

Pressure DJ's // Bad Operator (Crilli) // Kiani & Jan Jeffer (live set) // Venus Rollergirl // Antidote DJ's

Pressure Mixcloud
Bad Operator Soundcloud
Kiani Soundcloud
Jan Jeffer Soundcloud
Venus Rollergirl Soundcloud

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Doors 8pm // £3 (Suggested Donation, Thanks.)

Sat 12th March

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Balkan Alien Sound //
Acoustic Dan & The Black Mountain River Dipsos //
John Cheddar //

The return of Balkan Alien Sound
"This seven piece ensemble offer Gypsy, Klezmer & Balkan songs and dances with energetic rhythms and fast paced melodies that can often leave crowds riotous with dance!!!" - Support from the quality Acoustic Dan and his band, along with our very own John "Cheddar" McConaghie...

(Balkan Alien Sound on MySpace)
Acoustic Dan on Facebook

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

Doors 9pm // £5 entry (£4 Students)

Sat 5th March

Annapurna//
Khuda//
Tommy Shots//

The Antidote present the debut CD launch from Annapurna. Annapurna's largely instrumental sound ranges from delicate ambient melodies to oppressive walls of noise, crushing monolithic riffs to tense driving soundscapes, sometimes brooding, sometimes biting. Support from Khuda and Tommy Shots.

Annapurna Bandcamp
Khuda Bandcamp
Tommy Shots Myspace

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £3 entry B4 10.30pm (£4 After)

Sat 5th February

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Djevara
Common Bred Trigger
Jifubuki

Djevara play a unique and experimental blend of post-hardcore/punk rock and progressive, alternative metal that sees them as a determined force in the UK, European and International underground scenes. Quality support from Belfast's Alt Rock outfit Common Bred Trigger & Experimental, Progressive, Jazz, Rock band Jifubuki.

(Official Djevara Website)
(Common Bred Trigger on MySpace)
(Jifubuki on Facebook)

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £4 entry (£3 Students)

Fri 4th February

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Rupture Dogs
Dutch Schultz
Gascan Ruckus

We're proud to host the Portrush leg of The Rupture Dogs Irish Tour
Band intermission music by Qi Master

(Rupture Dogs on MySpace)
(Dutch Schultz on MySpace)
(Gascan Ruckus on MySpace)

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

Doors 9.30pm // £4 entry (£3 Students)

Fri 21st January

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Axis of
The Assailants
Lantern For A Gale
Silence Convicts

1st Live gig of 2011 for the Antidote Crew

We bring you a Punk throwdown special!
Band intermission music by Qi Master

(Axis Of on MySpace)
(The Assailants on MySpace)
(Lantern For A Gale on MySpace)
(Silence Convicts on MySpace)

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

Starts 9.30pm // £4 entry (£3 Students)

Sat 4th December

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The Barley Mob
Acoustic Dan & The Black Mountain River Dipsos

Dublin's Finest Reggae boys are back for another big set!

The Barley Mob's philosophy is positivity and how the influence of music has the power to change the perspective of the listener. "You'll Never Be Lost When You've Got Music"

The Barley Mob on Facebook, Acoustic Dan on Facebook

Support from: Acoustic Dan & The Black Mountain River Dipsos // Antidote Sound System DJs

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.00pm // £5 entry (£3 Students)

Fri 3rd December

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Bomb City 7
Before Machines
Jifubuki
Off The Reservation

The Antidote in association with You Are Music present the Portrush leg of the nine event tour that will take place across Northern Ireland, providing ample evidence of why we have the most vibrant and exciting music scene in the UK! For More info check www.youaremusic.co.uk

(Bomb City 7 on MySpace)
(Before Machines on MySpace)
(Jifubuki on MySpace)

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // £4 entry (£3 Students)

Sat 20th November

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Silhouette
Every Day Superheroes
No Disco

Silhouette is the perfect enigmatic alias of a passionate Northern Irish 22 year old girl whose main focus creatively is to inspire, touch and mend the hearts of anyone who is drawn in to listen. Quality support from Every Day Superheroes & No Disco.

(Silhouette on MySpace)
(Every Day Superheroes on MySpace)
(No Disco on MySpace)

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // £4 entry (£3 Students)

Fri 12th November

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La Faro
Tommy Shots
Lantern For A Gale
Team Laser Explosive

La Faro are back once again to take The Retro stage!

Doing it right on the support also!!

LaFaro Website
Tommy Shots Myspace
Lantern For A Gale Website
Team Laser Explosive Myspace

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.00pm // £4 entry

Fri 29th October

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Fright Night

Halloween Friday!

Getting the ghoulish weekend underway, Antidote styles... Wear your hats and moustaches and try'n to keep them outta the booze.

Relax to The Antidote sound

Frightening visuals, bass vibrations to wake The Atlantic ghost!

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // FREE Entry

Sat 23rd October

Apache vs Antidote

We're off on tour!

Apache Sound System is back on Sat the 23rd October bringing you the finest selection of Dub, Hip Hop, DnB, Reggae, Funk, Soul, and everything in between.

We'll be making sound with the Apache boys in the Pavilion loft for one night only...Get involved!

Facebook Event Page

www.pavilionbelfast.com

Pavilion Loft, Ormeau Road, Belfast

DOORS 10pm // £5 Entry

Sat 9th October

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DJ Snuff

We bring you a heavy night of the best Hip-Hop, Breaks, Reggae & more from one of the true original DJs in the UK

DJ Snuff on MySpace

Support from:
The Antitode Residents

Atlantic Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // FREE Entry

Sat 25th September

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Spectator / Lantern For A Gale / Happy Hands Club

We welcome back the Spectator lads, along with the debut live perfomance from Lantern For A Gale (There's a fuckin' storm coming!). Happy Hands Club making their Retro Bar debut also. Get Involved!

Spectator on MySpace
www.lanternforagale.com
Happy Hands Club on Facebook

Support from:
Qi Master on the wheels between bands

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // £3 entry

Fri 24th September

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Come & Get It

Belfast's original funksters hit The Antidote

The Come & Get it crew make their Antidote debut playing the finest Funk, B-Boy Breaks, Latin Beats, Old School Hip Hop, and more. Expect a manic mix from DJs Dave Graham, Elemental, & Daddy Longlegs AKA Jonny Rocco...

www.belfastfunk.com

Free mix CD for the first 20 heads!

Support from:
Antidote Sound System DJs

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

DOORS 9.00pm // FREE entry

Sat 18th September

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The Barley Mob

Upbeat Reggae & Soulful Grooves from Dublin's Finest

The Barley Mob's philosophy is positivity and how the influence of music has the power to change the perspective of the listener. Formed early 2010, this 4 piece band aim to spread a change in perspective far and wide, through the celebration of music and its power of guidance...

The Barley Mob on Facebook

Support from:
Antidote Sound System DJs & Plan B

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.00pm // £5 entry

Sat 14th Aug

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Niyah Sky
Comply Or Die
Revallagh
The Breaking News

We keep them coming hard in August!

(Niyah Sky on MySpace) (Comply Or Die on MySpace) (Revallagh on MySpace) (The Breaking News on MySpace)

Support from:
Antidote Sound System crew on sounds and visuals

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // £3 entry

Fri 6th August

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La Faro
Event Horses
The Cities We Captured
Become a Hero

The mighty La Faro taking the stage!

Support acts kindly organised by GigginNi

(La Faro Website)
(The Cities We Captured on MySpace)
(Become a Hero on MySpace)

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.00pm // £4 entry

Sat 24th July

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Jigs & Rigs 2010 Fundraiser

2 Rooms, 2 Rigs, Over 20 DJs!

Fono One (Live Set)
(Fono One on MySpace)
Ignored Marcus (Ignored Playaz, Dublin)
DJ Elemental (Come and Get It, Belfast)
(www.belfastfunk.com)
Force 10 Crew (Chuck / Phat Controller / MC Kat)
(www.the-session.com)
Antidote DJs (Bo Shipwrecked /Andy Hasson / Plan B / Qi Master / Militant Vinylist)
(www.antidotesoundsystem.co.uk)
VJ CRX (Big Screen Visuals)

Pressure DJs (Messyfuture / Nez / Parsley Monkphat / John King)
(Pressure on Mixcloud)
(Pressure on Facebook)
Rudimentary DJs
(www.rudimentaryrecords.com)
2BiT (Audio Terrorists)
(www.2bitmusic.com)

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush
BBQ action by The Meat Shop!
6pm - 2am // £6 suggested donation

Sat 17th July

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Just LOUNGIN'

Anitidote Sound System Residents Night

Join us in the Atlantic Lounge for some fresh beats and rhymes from The Antidote residents. Expect all the best Reggae, Dub, Funk, Soul, & Hip Hop to be selected!

We'll also be giving out Volume Number 2 of our Antitode Mix CD series to the first 20 heads in the door!
Gotta catch 'em all...

Drinks promos all night, get involved!

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // FREE entry

Sat 10th July

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Rams Pocket Radio
Silhouette
Become a Hero

3 Quality Bands!

(Rams Pocket Radio on MySpace)
(Silhouette on MySpace)
(Become a Hero on MySpace)

Retro Bar, Main St. Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // £3 entry

Sat 3rd July

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Just LOUNGIN'

Anitidote Sound System Residents Night

Join us in the Atlantic Lounge for some fresh beats and rhymes from The Antidote residents. Expect all the best Reggae, Dub, Funk, Soul, & Hip Hop to be selected!

We'll also be giving out Volume Numero Uno of our new Antitode Mix CD series to the first 20 heads in the door as well!

Drinks promos all night, get involved!

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // FREE entry

Sat 26th June

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MALFUNKTION LIVE

MalFUNKtion are a 6 piece live funk band from Belfast.

"A freestyle improvisation over funk/soul grooves ala Bootsy Collins, James Brown, Sly Stone, Herbie Handcock, The Meters, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers amongst others... Can stray into King Tubby style dubs and Feli Kuti type afrobeat if the mood dictates..."
MalFUNKtion play the 3rd in our regular series of end of the month big band showcases!

Support from:
Antidote Sound System DJs & Visuals by VJ CRX

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // £5 entry

Fri 18th June

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Spectator/Hunger's Mother/Event Horses

Derry's Spectator taking the stage along with Hunger's Mother and Event Horses!
Spectator...
"A refreshingly old school guitar band who play aggressive yet melodic hardcore" – AU Magazine
"Northern Irish lads Spectator fuse some heavy-hitting Rollins Band fury with the sounds of East Coast melodic hardcore" - Rock Sound Magazine
(Spectator on MySpace) (Hungers Mother on MySpace)

Support from:
Antidote Sound System DJs

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // £3 entry

Sat 29th May

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BALKAN ALIEN SOUND

Balkan Alien Sound are a seven piece group from Derry that specialise in the folk and gypsy music of Eastern Europe and the Balkan regions.

Upbeat rhythms of Balkan, Klezmer and Gypsy music, and odd time signatures are a key part of the bands sound providing fast and furious melodies demanding to be danced to as well as tackling more delicate folk songs sang in regional variations.
(Balkan Alien Sound on MySpace)

Support from:
Antidote Sound System Djs & Visuals by VJ CRX

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9.30pm // £5 entry

Sat 24th April

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NI Soul Troop

Live original 8 piece soul band

Using Soul music as their basis the NI Soul Troop incorporate elements of funk, ska, jazz, blues and rock'n'roll, delivering a bitching brew of original songs fronted by a talented male-female vocal duo.

NI Soul Troop on Myspace

Support from:
Antidote Sound System DJs & Plan B

Retro Bar, Portrush

DOORS 9pm, £3 entry before 11, £4 after

Wed 17th March

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St. Patrick’s Night

Reopening of the Atlantic Lounge, Portrush. Now bigger and better than before.

Rudimentary Records Crew
Beckett
Jan Jeffer
SomeoneElse

The Antidote
DJ John King
Shipwrecked
Andy Hasson

Visuals by CRX

Drinks promos, Free eateries, heavy heavy bass!
DOORS 9pm, £3 entry before 11, £4 after

Regular DJ Selections

Reggae, Dub, Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Breaks & more at The Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Check atlanticbarportrush.com for listings.

Antidote DJ Mixes!

Antidote crew member Militant Vinylist has a few mixes online at his MixCloud page to listen to and download, more to come on the regular as well! Stay tuned...

Gig Archives

We have listed all our past gigs to build up an archive of nights with info, posters, links, etc. Have a dig in the crates!

The Antidote Archives

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