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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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Dec 3, 2018

Here it is! Everyone has an opinion. Let's make this noisy room a little louder with my TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2018! ;-)

1. NIGHT VERSES - From The Gallery Of Sleep
2. RIVERS OF NIHIL- Where Owls Know My Name
3. DAUGHTERS - You Won't Get What You Want
4. U.S. GIRLS - In A Poem Unlimited
5. JUDAS PRIEST - Firepower
6. ROLO...


Nov 27, 2018

WHAT IN THE FLAPJACKIN FLIPFLOPS DO MUSIC & FOOD HAVE IN COMMON?!?! A LOT. According to me anyways... This week I discuss the art and business of cooking and the parallels it shares with the world of independent music. Featuring a new super rad panel of culinary/musician/artist friends from the Pittsburgh area.
 


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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Jul 18, 2018

TIME FOR A SWITCH UP! If you follow me outside of this podcast you may have caught me on an episode of I'll Call You Right Back hosted by this weeks guest, Chad Medved. I had a really good time on his show so it only felt right to have him on mine. Join us for a talk about his recent experiences breaking into stand up...


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...