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.

Here are the latest podcasts.

Weird Paul Petroskey - Start The Beat #325

Listen to Weird Paul Petroskey - Start The Beat #325
I sat down with my friend Weird Paul Petroskey for an awesome chat about content creation, social media, getting through a pandemic, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Murder For Girls - Start The Beat #324

Listen to Murder For Girls - Start The Beat #324
I sat down with my friends in the band Murder for Girls for a chat about the history of their band, new material, getting through quarantine, moving forward, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

James Evans - Start The Beat #323

Listen to James Evans - Start The Beat #323
I sat down with my friend James Evans over video chat for a quarantine chat! We talked about a lot of stuff including (but not limited to) beer, songwriting, searching for truth in the chaos of modern media, finding yourself in the darkest places, and of course... more beer!
 
Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Adam Valen of Drusky Entertainment - Start The Beat #322

Listen to Adam Valen of Drusky Entertainment - Start The Beat #322
I sat down yesterday with my friend Adam Valen of Drusky Entertainment for a discussion about the effects of our current situation on the entertainment industry, where we see things going in the future and some crucial steps we need to take moving forward.
 
We also talk a bit about the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), who is securing financial support to preserve the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters.
 
Learn more here: https://www.nivassoc.org/
 
Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Heroineburgh (Round 4) - Start The Beat #321

Listen to Heroineburgh (Round 4) - Start The Beat #321
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 Stephanie and Kristin for a discussion about their roles in the series, new episodes, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!
 
More Info:
http://www.heroineburgh.com
http://murderforgirls.com/
https://moquettevolante.org/
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Justin Gizzi - Start The Beat #320

Listen to Justin Gizzi - Start The Beat #320

My friend Justin Gizzi plays in a lot of heavy loud bands and is a very kind human to talk to. We recently linked up over video chat for a conversation about how we're both dealing with the quarantine, his current projects, new releases from his bands, and plenty more!

https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat

Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Labrynthine - Start The Beat #319

Listen to Labrynthine - Start The Beat #319
I recently linked up with Pittsburgh based Hip-Hop artist Labrynthine over video chat for an awesome conversation about his origins, inspirations, social stigmas with the horrorcore genre, and plenty more. Come hang out!
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Jon Tai - Start The Beat #318

Listen to Jon Tai - Start The Beat #318
My friend and Pittsburgh based magician Jon Tai joins me on the show tomorrow for an awesome chat all about his journey into the world of magic!
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.
 
Disclaimer / Update: This episode was recorded in early March and any events discussed in this conversation may have possibly been postponed or canceled.

The Hawkeyes - Start The Beat #317

Listen to The Hawkeyes - Start The Beat #317
I recently sat down with my friend Jay from The Hawkeyes for a really cool talk about rock and roll, songwriting, music business and plenty more!
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.
 
Disclaimer / Update: This episode was recorded in February and any events discussed in this conversation may have possibly been postponed or canceled. Our apologies for any confusion. Please be sure to follow up with the bands for updates on these events.

Skies of Terra - Start The Beat #316

Listen to Skies of Terra - Start The Beat #316
Skies of Terra join me for a super fun chat about songwriting, friendship, starting a band, how to eat ramen incorrectly and plenty more!
 
https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat
 
Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.
 
Disclaimer / Update: This episode was recorded in February and any events discussed in this conversation may have possibly been postponed or canceled. Our apologies for any confusion. Please be sure to follow up with the bands for updates on these events.