Start the Beat with Sikes

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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.

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #213 - Riparian

    This week I sit down with my friends Lou and Brooks from Pittsburgh Death Metal band Riparian for a talk about all things not necessarily Death Metal... and a little bit of Death Metal too. πŸ˜‰ ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram   &nbs […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #212 - Chip & The Charge Ups

    This week I sit down with my friends in Chip & The Charge Ups for an awesome talk about friends, family and the undeniable power of Rock and Roll! I also take some time at the beginning of the episode to respond to some listener questions and tell you about a few other things I've been up to. Feel free to jump to the 17: 00-minute mark if you're just here for the band. πŸ™‚ ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #211 - Joey Regets

    Today, my friend Joey Regets joins me for a really awesome talk about growing up and finding yourself in this big 'ol wacky world we live in. Joey is also a really sick drummer and has made some really great music but that's beside the point. πŸ˜‰ Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #210 - Chase And The Barons

    Alternative / Indie Rock party animalz 4 lyfe Chase and the Barons join me today for a really fun chat about making music with your friends, navigating the business side of the music industry, the best places to eat after gigs and plenty more. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #209 - Reign Of Z

    Hard Rock/Alt-Metal powerhouse Reign of Z joins me this week for a really fun talk about the important balance of being musicians & being "normal" human beings. We also chat about their new EP 'Mirrors and Memoirs' available now everywhere. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #208 - Lauren 'Shay' DeMichiei

    Singer / Songwriter Lauren 'Shay' DeMichiei joins me this week for a talk about her work, the Pittsburgh music scene, and the state of the music industry in general. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!  ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #207 - Bruiser Beep

    This week my friend Dee aka Bruiser Beep joins me for awesome talk about the art of performance, songwriting, being introverted extroverts and so much more! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #206 - Heroineburgh (Round 2)

    This week Heroineburgh is BACK with my friends Bridget Yeager, who plays heroine Arctica, and Alicia Lynn, who portrays villainess Sintilla in the live-action superheroine video series based in Pittsburgh. This is a really fun conversation and I'm stoked to share it with you all. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!   ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #205 - The Summercamp

    On Episode 205 I sit down with Indie Rock / Alt Pop powerhouse The Summercamp. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!   ALSO AVAILABLE ON: Spotify Apple Google Stitcher YouTube  Instagram Facebook […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #204 - Los Vampiros Amarillos

    My friends Los Vampiros Amarillos join me in the studio today to chat about Van Halen, their personal views on the state of the current PGH music scene, Slipknot, their new album, and plenty more! It's an entertaining and insightful conversation. I think you're gonna like it! πŸ™‚   PS: If you don't want to sit through the extended intro and listener questions you can jump to the 13:00 mark for the beginning of the conversation with the Los Vampiros Amarillos.   ALSO AVAILABLE ON: SPOTIFY: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-spotify APPLE: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-apple GOOGLE: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-google STITCHER: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-stitcher YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-youtube   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-instagram FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-facebook &nbs […]