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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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Nov 17, 2015

For the 66th episode I sat down with Aleksander Pihl  from the bands Grey. & 156/Silence for a lengthy talk about his love for creating music and the everyday struggle of getting that music heard. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Nov 10, 2015

For the 65th episode I sat down with Clarissa Badini from the band Tartarus for an awesome talk about our experiences being both avid fans and creators of heavy metal along with some personal stories about her musical background, role models and how she grew into becoming a strong, independent female force in the DIY...

Nov 3, 2015

For the 64th episode I sat down with Alfonso Civlle from the band Heartsick (FKA Know Lyfe) for a solid conversation about his long history in the DIY music world and the non-stop grind of being an independent musician. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT!