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START THE BEAT with Sikes

Brian Howe AKA Sikes is a Alternative Hip-Hop artist & producer from Pittsburgh, PA who is known locally for his work in various musical projects and other artistic endeavors. He also hosts START THE BEAT which is a podcast highlighting conversations between himself and all sorts of different jerks. Musicians, artists, comedians and all other types of screw-ups & undesirables. In other words... Some of the best people you'll ever meet in your life. Start The Beat with Sikes is part of the Epicast network.
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Dec 27, 2016
Start The Beat 116: CAROLYN HILLIARD& HEATHER DONNY DONOVAN of DINOSOUL

For the 116th episode I sat down with Carolyn & Heather from the Indie Dark Pop band Dinosoul for a very relaxed & in-depth talk about the history of their band, their histories as musicians and putting your energy into the things that matter to you most. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!


PHOTOS: Redfishbowl

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

https://www.facebook.com/dinosoulmusic/
https://dinosoul.bandcamp.com/


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Dec 20, 2016
Start The Beat 115: JEFF BETTEN of MISRA RECORDS & WILD KINDNESS

For the 115th episode I sat down with Jeff Betten, General Manager of Misra Records & President of Wild Kindness for a talk about pursuing your passions and sharing them with the world while simultaneously helping others get their voices heard as well. We also dive a bit into the mystical realm Yeezy and probably talk about myself a little bit too much as well… Get to know us both! Hah! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!


PHOTOS: Timothy Cox

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

http://www.misrarecords.com/
http://wildkindness.com/
https://soundcloud.com/marsjackson/tracks
https://soundcloud.com/misrarecords/blood-moon-singer-william-matheny
http://gabbonesso.com/

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Dec 14, 2016
Start The Beat 114: MAX BULGER of THE OTIS WOLVES

For the 114th episode I sat down with Max Bulger for a personal talk about the history of his band, The Otis Wolves, the infamous Pittsburgh DIY venue 222 Ormsby and still navigating some sort of a punk rock lifestyle as you enter your 30's. Lots of great behind the scenes stories and insight on this episode. I think you're all really going to dig it. With that being said... Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!


PHOTO: Tommy Calderon Photography

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

THE OTIS WOLVES: www.facebook.com/The-Otis-Wolves-1578979079033533/
222 ORMSBY: https://www.facebook.com/222Ormsby/

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Dec 7, 2016
Start The Beat 113: JAKE STERN of MERIDIAN / THE OTIS WOLVES / SAME

For the 113th episode I sat down with my friend and busy bee musician Jake Stern for a talk about playing in multiple bands, finding inspiration and being involved in the DIY music community. Jake Plays in several bands including Pittsburgh based The Otis Wolves, Same and Cleveland based Meridian. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!


PHOTO: Tommy Calderon Photography

HEADER PHOTO: Josh Nevada

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

MERIDIAN: www.facebook.com/meridianohio
THE OTIS WOLVES: www.facebook.com/The-Otis-Wolves-1578979079033533/
SAME:www.facebook.com/samepgh

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Nov 23, 2016
Start The Beat 112: NICK MILLER & ASHLEY CORTS of BLACK FORGE

For the 112th episode I sat down with my friends Nick Miller & Ashley Corts of Black Forge Coffee House for a talk about pursuing your passions, opening a business and living your dreams to the fullest! Black Forge Coffee House is a Cafe/Art Gallery/Music Venue located in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Today on the show we discuss the history of Black Forge, the hurdles they had opening an independent business, what they did to eventually succeed and everything that they have done since! Which is a lot. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

GET COFFEE CRISIS (SEGA GENESIS GAME): https://megacatstudios.com/pages/get-coffee-crisis

BLACK FORGE FACEBOOOK: https://www.facebook.com/blackforgecoffeehouse/
BLACK FORGE TWITTER:@blackforgepgh
BLACK FORGE INSTAGRAM: @blackforgepgh
BLACK FORGE WEBSITE: http://www.blackforgecoffee.com/

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Nov 22, 2016
Start The Beat 111: CAT BRUNO
For the 111th episode I sat down with Cat Bruno for a talk about her journey into the world of storytelling, learning how to self-promote and becoming a Top Selling Fantasy Author! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



If you are in Pittsburgh be sure to check out her next book signing on December 3rd at Rickert & Beagle Books. 3223 West Liberty Ave - Dormont, PA 15216. 12-1PM.
 

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

AUTHOR WEBSITE: www.catbruno.com
LATEST BOOK RELEASE: Queen of Stars and Shadows - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQFZFI3
TWITTER: @xcatbrunox (https://twitter.com/XCatBrunoX)
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thegirlfromthenorth/

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Nov 16, 2016
Start The Beat 110: CAMERON LEVIERE of LAWN CARE

For the 110th episode I sat down with the homie Cameron LeViere of the band Lawn Care for an awesome, in depth talk about his history as a singer/songwriter  and sharing your music with a world living in a digital landscape. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

FACEBOOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LawnCareMusic
BANDCAMP: https://lawncare.bandcamp.com/
INSTAGRAM: @lawncarepgh

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Nov 11, 2016
Start The Beat 109: JOEY SCHULLER & CHRIS BLAKE of COUSIN BONELESS

For the 109th episode I sat down with Joey & Chris from the Spooky Street Folk band Cousin Boneless for a well rounded talk about everything these two do which is a lot. Check below for the links and get ready for an awesome conversation. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



Photo:
Foo Conner

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

https://cousinboneless.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/cuzinboneless/
https://thehillsandtherivers.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/4thrivermusiccollective
https://averagejoey.bandcamp.com/
https://crisplake.bandcamp.com/

"APOCALYPTIC DREAMS" RELEASE PARTY INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/514316498766914/

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Nov 8, 2016
Start The Beat 108: SWAMPWALK

For the 108th episode I sat down with singer/songwriter Anna Hale aka SWAMPWALK for a talk about her creative process, inspirations and overall history behind the moody, chiptune fueled sounds she creates. SWAMPWALK just released a new album titled "Us vs. Them" and you bet your butts we're gunna talk about that too. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

MUSIC/NEW ALBUM: https://swampwalkin.bandcamp.com/album/us-vs-them
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/burghwalk
"US VS. THEM" RELEASE PARTY INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/163626500752538/

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Oct 31, 2016
Start The Beat 107: ALLEGRA

For the 107th episode I sat down with singer/songwriter ALLEGRA for a talk about influences, self-recording, discovering the "scene" and becoming a part of it. ALLEGRA also just released a new EP and has a record release show coming up which we talked about as well. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

MUSIC: http://allegraband.com/album/my-legs-are-growing
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/allegrabandmusic/
RELEASE SHOW INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/714834558657621/
 
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Oct 30, 2016
Start The Beat 106: DYLAN & SPENCER of FULL OF HELL

For the 106th episode I sat down with Dylan and Spencer from the band FULL OF HELL for a talk about their influences as creators, electronic music, the current state of "modern" extreme music and where exactly they fit into all of it. Awesome talk. Great band. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: http://www.fullofhell.com/
BANDCAMP: https://fullofhell.bandcamp.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/fullofhell/

 
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Oct 20, 2016
Start The Beat 105: DAVID BUBENHEIM of PET CLINIC

For the 105th episode I sat down with David B of the band Pet Clinic and talked about the 24/7 hustle of being in a DIY band and why it's even worth the effort in the first place. We also dive into his personal background and discuss some of the things that helped make David the David he is today. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

COLOR PHOTO by Olivia Fennick
B&W PHOTO
by Christopher Sprowls

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: http://www.petclinicmusic.com/
MUSIC: https://petclinicmusic.bandcamp.com/
VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/user/petclinicband

 
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Oct 19, 2016
Start The Beat 104: BRANDON LEHMAN of MACE BALLARD & SWISS ARMY

For the 104th episode I sat down with Brandon Lehman of the bands Mace Ballard & Swiss Army for a talk about his influences as a singer/songwriter and the all too familiar struggle juggle of multiple projects. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

MACE BALLARD: https://www.facebook.com/MaceBallard
SWISS ARMY: https://www.facebook.com/swissarmymusic
 
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Oct 18, 2016
Start The Beat 103: C. SCOTT

For the 103rd episode I sat down with music producer extraordinaire C. Scott for a talk about the Pittsburgh music scene, hip-hop, house music, making beats, vinyl records and everything in his life that has brought him to where he is today. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/c-scott
THE PITTSBURGH DIARIES: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/c-scott-the-pittsburgh-diaries/620941-01/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cscott412/
TWITTER: @cscott412
INSTAGRAM: @cscott412
 
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Oct 17, 2016
Start The Beat 102: BRENDAN COPE of WILLIAM FORREST

For the 102nd episode I sat down with Brendan from the band William Forrest for a talk about his band, his influences, his day to day life and everything that goes into being an independent artist trying to carve their own little space in a very, very big rock. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WF BANDCAMP: http://williamforrest.bandcamp.com/
WF FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/williamforrestband
TWITTER: @William0Forrest

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Oct 11, 2016
Start The Beat 101: NATHANIAL DIBERT of SPACEFISH

For the 101st episode I sat down with Nate from local American Gothic band Spacefish for a talk about his origins and influences as a singer/songwriter. We also talk about all of the creative energy that goes into Spacefish and learn a lot about the bands past, present and future. OoOoOoOoOOOOoooo. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: http://www.spish.tv/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetSpacefish
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/spish.tv
INSTAGRAM: @spish.tv
TWITTER: @spish_tv

"EARTH JOKES" ALBUM RELEASE PARTY INFO:
https://www.facebook.com/events/260989337628201/

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Oct 3, 2016
Start The Beat 100: MATT VERY of VERY TIGHT RECORDINGS (ROUND TWO)

For the 100th episode (WOW OMG) I sat down with long time friend and pro sound wizard Matt Very for a talk about how things have been going over at his recording studio and get some behind the scenes insight on what it's like running a DIY business built literally from the ground up. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: http://verytightrecordings.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/VeryTightRecordings/
INSTAGRAM: @mattverytight
TWITTER: @mattverytight

START THE BEAT - EPISODE 004 w/ MATT VERY:
http://startthebeat.libsyn.com/episode-004-matt-very

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Sep 27, 2016
Start The Beat 099: MEG EVANS & JAMES EVANS of PGH BREWTAL BEER FEST

For the 99th episode I sat down with the brains behind the upcoming Pittsburgh Brewtal Beer Fest, Meg Evans (Rock Bottom Brewery) & James Evans (Spoonwood Brewery) for a talk about the festival and everything you can do to get involved! We also talk about their histories in the beer world and learn all about how they met. Great talk. Great people. Great beer! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

KICKSTARTER: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pghbrewtalfest/pgh-brewtal-beer-fest
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/331980757139072/
FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pghbrewtalfest/
INSTAGRAM: @pghbrewtalfest
TWITTER: @pghbrewtalfest

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Sep 24, 2016
Start The Beat 098: DAVID VARLOTTO

For the 98th episode I sat down with superstar drummer David Varlotto for a talk about death metal and the internet. Some other stuff too. Whatever. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

https://www.facebook.com/Yrsyours

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Sep 13, 2016
Start The Beat 097: DEREK ZANETTI / THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHIOR - ROUND 2

For the 97th episode of I sat down with Derek Zanetti aka The Homeless Gospel Choir for a second conversation. This time we discussed the generation gap and some of our difficulties aging in the "scene". Great time as always! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/TheHomelessGospelChoir 
BANDCAMP: thehomelessgospelchoir.bandcamp.com 

ROUND 1: http://startthebeat.libsyn.com/-episode-051-derek-zanetti

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Aug 23, 2016
Start The Beat 096: ANDRE FRYE / CRASHTIDE CLOTHING

For the 96th episode I sat down with the CEO of Crashtide Clothing, Andre Frye for a talk about the day to day DIY hustle of being an independent entrepreneur and some background about the history of his company. This episode was recorded during the Pittsburgh Warped Tour date on on July 15th, 2016. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: crashtide.com
BUY STUFF: CRASHTIDE.BIGCARTEL.COM
FACEBOOOK: facebook.com/crashtide
IG: @crashtide // @protectyours
TWITTER: @crashtide

PHOTO: Dan Axelson

HOPE FOR THE DAY WEBSITE: http://www.hftd.org/

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Aug 16, 2016
Start The Beat 095: SPENCER CHARNAS / ICE NINE KILLS

For the 95th episode I sat down with Spencer Charnas from the Boston based Metalcore band Ice Nine Kills for a talk about his history as a musician and the comeup of his band. Along with some background about his life outside of the music business and some of his views on the music business outside of Ice Nine Kills.

Ice Nine Kills has just finished another year of the Vans Warped Tour and this episode was recorded during the Pittsburgh Warped Tour date on on July 15th, 2016. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!




LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:


WEBSITE: iceninekills.com
FACEBOOOK: facebook.com/IceNineKills
IG: @ice9kills
TWITTER: @ICENINEKILLS
KLEAVER CLOTHING: facebook.com/kleaverklothing

Cover Photo: Eric Levin
2nd Photo: Terry Dobbins (Scenes of Madness Photography)

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Aug 2, 2016
Start The Beat 094: RICKY SANCHEZ / KOALACORE CLOTHING

For the 94th episode I sat down with the CEO of Koalacore Clothing, Ricky Sanchez for a talk about the DIY come-up of his company and everything that got him where he is today. Koalacore Clothing is a clothing company dedicated to the prevention of animal abuse. They donate proceeds to a different nonprofit animal rights organization or non kill shelter every month. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:


WEBSTORE: koalacoreclothing.com
FACEBOOOK: facebook.com/koalacoreclothing
IG: @koalacore
TWITTER: @Koalacore

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Jul 19, 2016
Start The Beat 093: JOE BOOTS

For the 93rd episode I sat down with longtime homie Joe Boots for a talk about the various chapters of his life as a punk rock kid, emcee, artist, war veteran, independent business owner and more. Joe is a good dude with a lot of good stories and this conversation is awesome. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

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Jul 5, 2016
Start The Beat 092: REASON

For the 92nd episode I sat down with Emcee/Educator/Editor/Host/Director of Track Meet & 1/2 of LEFTFIELD - REASON for a talk about his come up in the pittsburgh Hip-Hop community and everything that drives him to be such a positive force within it. back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THISCONVERSATION:

FACEBOOOK: https://www.facebook.com/reasonpgh

REASON IG: @reason_pgh

TRACK MEET FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TrackMeetCypher

REASON TWITTER: @reason_pgh

TRACK MEET IG: @track_meet

TRACK MEET TWITTER: @TrackMeetCypher 

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