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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.

Mar 23, 2018

This week I sit down with Dusty, Ryn, Justin and Damon from Post-Punk/Peace-Punk band SILENCE for a talk about the history and message behind their band, touring the country, the PGH DIY scene and so much more. From playing paintball and making movies, to running a record store and trips to the hospital...


Mar 14, 2018

KEYBOARDS & GUITARS! HOOKERS & BLOW! JK... Maybe... ;-) This week I sit down with Michael T. Nolan of the band Venus In Furs for a talk about his long history in the Pittsburgh music scene, the importance of putting on a real "show" and all of the creative forces that have been driving him along the way. Sit back, relax...