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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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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...