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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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Jun 27, 2018

Coffee! Community! Heavy Metal! This week I sit back down with my good friends Ashley Corts and Nick Miller of Black Forge Coffee House for a talk about their currently active Kickstarter campaign to open a second location and take their brand to the next level. This is a great talk about the values of teamwork and...


Jun 20, 2018

This week I sit down at the Get Hip Records warehouse with PGH Rock N' Rollers The Me Toos for a talk about growing up, playing rock music and having fun with your friends. It was nice. These guys are nice. It's a nice conversation. If you listened to it that would be nice. Sit back, relax and let's START THE...


Jun 13, 2018

Singer/songwriter William Matheny joins us this week. He's a nice guy. Pretty funny too. Writes really good music. A triple threat for sure. This is an awesome talk and You're a dum-dum if you skip it. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!

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Jun 6, 2018

Mario has known me longer than anyone else who has ever been or ever will be on my podcast. We've been through a lot together and it's always a blast getting to sit down and chat with him. Join us for a super fun conversation full of film, food, comedy, music and everything in between. Sit back, relax and let's START...