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Start The Beat is a podcast about independent artists for independent artists. Each episode highlights different humans from all walks of life and their individual stories about inspiration, determination, struggle and so much more. Dive into the fantastic minds of these amazing people, absorb some useful knowledge and expand your perspective on the world around you! It's like, really important and stuff… or whatever. Curated, Produced and Hosted by Sikes.

  • Hearken - Start The Beat #228

    Donny & Greg of Hearken join me on the show for an awesome talk about the importance of communication, navigating the DIY music scene, their favorite smells, public swimming pools and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Jerry Mulligan & Julia Mulligan - Start The Beat #227

    Jerry Mulligan & Julia Mulligan join me on the show for a really fun and insightful conversation about their experiences in the Pittsburgh music scene. Playing in bands, managing bands, promoting events, starting an independent business, late night eats and so much more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • The Shadow Event - Start The Beat #226

    Christina and David from The Shadow Event join me on the show for a cool conversation about their band, the Pittsburgh scene and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Nick Prezioso - Start The Beat #225

    Nick Prezioso joins me on the show for a really fun conversation about living and working as a freelance artist, playing in rock and roll bands and tons more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Chris Leya & Jake Leya - Start The Beat #224

    Chris Leya & Jake Leya join me on the show today for an awesome conversation about the Pittsburgh music scene, running a DIY venue, building relationships, family and tons more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!   ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Joe Mruk - Start The Beat #223

    Joe Mruk of Red Buffalo Illustration joins me on the show today for a really fun chat about video games, beer, art, music and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!   ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Kevin Saftner - Start The Beat #222

    Getting things DONE this week with the homie Kevin Saftner of James Street Promotions. We recently sat down for a great discussion about the past, present and potential FUTURE of the Pittsburgh music scene through the lens of Kevin's "behind the scenes" perspective as a promoter. Don't miss the beat! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Standard Broadcast - Start The Beat #221

    Nathan & Leland from Pittsburgh based Indie-Rock band Standard Broadcast join me on the show today for a really fun chat about music, food, community and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and lets Start The Beat!  ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Old Game - Start The Beat #220

    HEY HEY HEY We got Brenda and Thom from Old Game on the show today to talk all about the Pittsburgh music scene, how long we can hold our breath, drunken bass solos and their new record "Lunatics" set to release on 6/22/2019. Don't miss the beat! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram […]

  • Toddy Tondera - Start The Beat #219

    Sit back, relax and LET'S GET THRIFTY! On Episode 219 my friend and fellow podcaster Toddy Tondera of Thrifty joins me for our first episode in the new studio and brings some gifts to help celebrate. We get into a lot of listener questions and talk about Disney, Game of Thrones, food, music and so much more! I always have a great time hanging out with Toddy and I think you will as well. ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram &nbs […]