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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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Feb 23, 2016

For the 75th episode I got to sit down with Brian Urban for a talk about playing in bands, playing video games, being goofy on camera, being on tour, being an adult and drinking boooooooooooze. Care to join? Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


Feb 16, 2016

For the 74th episode I got to sit down with Justin Nixon for another conversation about his recently released animated stop motion film Battery Life. The last time he was on the show things were still in the earlier stages of production. Now that the film has been completed and released to the public, I wanted to sit...

Feb 9, 2016

For the 73rd episode I got to sit down with an awesome panel of guests for a conversation that was recorded live at Maggie's Farm Rum Room as part of the Strip District Music Festival last month on January 16, 2016! My guests were Drew Donegan (Gene The Werewolf), Palermo Stone (Rare Nation), Dan Rock (World's Scariest...

Feb 2, 2016

For the 72nd episode I sat down with Brett and Nate from DON'T LET THE SCENE GO DOWN ON ME! for a talk about promoting shows, playing music and the Pittsburgh D.I.Y. music scene as a whole. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT!