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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.

Oct 17, 2018

This week I discuss the art and business of cooking and the parallels it shares with the world of independent music. Featuring a diverse panel of culinary friends from the Pittsburgh area.

Matt Christie - Owner / Executive Chef at Streets On Carson
Jamie Schubert - Production Manager at Feed The Scene
Steve LaRosa -...


Oct 12, 2018

Heroineburgh is a Superheroine live-action series based in Pittsburgh, PA with all-original characters and stories. This week I sit down with two of the actresses Christina Santavicca and Stephanie Wallace for a discussion about their roles in the series and some upcoming events. Sit back, relax and let's Start...


Sep 12, 2018

NO TIME TO WASTE! This week I sit down with fellow artist and workaholic Shy Kennedy for a super awesome talk about biting off more than most can chew but loving every minute of it. Shy is involved in a lot of different things that tap into various aspects of the music scene and we dig deep into her thoughts on...


Aug 28, 2018

LET THE CREAM COMMENCE! This week I sit down with Brian Urban and Jeffrey Joseph for a talk about video games, drinking, charity and CREAM! These two are hosting the CREAM CUP this Saturday in September 1st for Extra Life (https://www.extra-life.org/) and playing Mario Kart (The Drinking Game) for charity via 


Aug 22, 2018

Beer! Electronic music! Memes! This week I sit down with John Paul Zigterman for a talk about all of the above and plenty more. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! 

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