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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.

May 31, 2016

For the 88th episode, I sat down with local artist and founder of Red Fish Bowl, Chris Boles for a talk about his role in the community as a artist, manager, musician, promoter & more! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



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May 24, 2016

For the 87th episode, I sat down with local artist and founder of Local 412, Amber aka HollyHood for a talk about her role in the community as an emcee, promoter, visual artist, college professor, mother & more! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


HollyHood is one of the 170+ artists performing at this years...


May 17, 2016

For the 86th episode I sat down with Pittsburgh-based guitarist/songwriter Byron Nash for a talk about his come up as a musician, his influences and his experiences navigating through day to day life as an independent artist, father and 110% bonafide jack of all trades. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



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May 10, 2016

For the 85th episode, I sat down with Mike, Phil and Jesse from Pittsburgh based rock band Bad Custer for a talk about their rad band and the local scene. Awesome dudes. Awesome conversation! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Bad Custer are one of the 170+ bands performing at this years LAYER CAKE FESTIVAL...


May 3, 2016

For the 84th episode, I sat down with Adam & Max from the band Nevada Color along with Jared& Dan from the band Emerson Jay to talk about the upcomingFramework Music & Arts Festival. In its first year, FrameworkMusic & Arts Festival presented by 91.3 WYEP is a Pittsburgh based festival with the goal of bringing...