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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. Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

Apr 29, 2014

For the fifth episode of START THE BEAT I sat down with my favorite warrior JT aka Overlord Brom of the band Dethlehem for a good, lengthy talk about discovering heavy metal, playing heavy metal and just being heavy metal in general while maintaining a sense of humor about it all. Lots of other crap gets talked about as...


Apr 22, 2014

For the fourth episode of my new-ish podcast I sat down with my homeboy Matt for a little chit chat about always having to much on your plate and being too much of a control freak to let anyone but you find a way to manage all of it. Will we work through these issues together or spiral into a whirlwind of general...


Apr 15, 2014

For the third episode of my new podcast I sat down with my homeboy Jack for a laid back conversation about working during the day, rocking hard at night and grocery shopping with your significant other on Sundays. A solid conversation about finding "inner peace" in the simple things and just doing whatever makes you...


Apr 7, 2014

For the second episode of my new podcast I sat down with my friendly pal Tim for an intense conversation about being a promotor with goals & aspirations bigger than your average DIY joe. We also talk about the struggles of being an artist and getting your name "out there" countered with some potential solutions to...


Apr 1, 2014

For the first episode of my new podcast I sat down with my good friend Josh for a lovely conversation about some of our most memorable "first time" experiences. The conversation goes everywhere you might expect and further... Punk Rock, Weird Porn and growing up are just a few of things we talk about in this intimate...