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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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Sep 27, 2016

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...

Sep 24, 2016

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! 


Sep 13, 2016

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!