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Music · Art · Underground · Pittsburgh // Figuring it out. One week at a time.

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.

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May 19, 2015

For the 52nd episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Krista from Runaway Studios and the Matress Factory for a really cool talk discussing the parallels between the D.I.Y. music world and the D.I.Y. art world in Pittsburgh as well as art and life in general. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


May 12, 2015

For the 51st episode of #startthebeat I sat down with Derek Zanetti aka The Homeless Gospel Choir for a conversation about his evolution both as a listener and a creator of music, the Pittsburgh scene and the D.I.Y. community as a whole. Awesome dude. Solid talk! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


May 5, 2015

For the 50th (holy cow) episode of #startthebeat I had a much anticipated conversation with the one of the most ridiculous dudes I have ever met. The and only Joey Solak. Sit back, relax and lets START THE...