Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube and basically everywhere else.

Mar 11, 2019

My friend and stand up comedian Day Bracey of the Drinking Partners Podcast returns to the show to discuss Fresh Fest Beer Fest and plenty more! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!

PS: If you don't want to sit through the extended intro and listener questions you can jump to the 18:00 mark for the beginning of the...


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 -...


May 19, 2017

Look. I love good food and good drinks and if you have not been to Scratch F&B yet you’re truly messing up! Today I sit down with Don Mahaney, the man with the plan behind Scratch for a talk about owning and operating a restaurant and discuss the interesting parallels between the restaurant and music business....