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 #196 - Gregg Harrington of Neon Brainiacs

    This week I sit down with my friend Gregg Harrington of the Neon Brainiacs podcast for a talk about Horror Movies, Video Games, Hardcore and so much more. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Catch Start The Beat and Neon Brainiacs LIVE this Friday, January 25, 2019, alongside Ghoul on Ghoul and Thrifty at Podcast Night at The Tolma. More info here: http://bit.ly/2U116fi --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2RzN7As FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2QWwj1v www.therealsikes.com […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #195 - Sid Riggs (Part Two)

    PART TWO! This week I sit down with my friend Sid Riggs for a chat about developing new talent and his time spent playing music and producing bands over the years. Spending the majority of his professional career as a musician in Los Angeles, Sid has worked with a lot of different artists over the years and offers some great insight into the "biz" based on his experiences living in the belly of the beast. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Link to PART ONE: http://bit.ly/2RQo2k1 --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2RzN7As FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2QWwj1v www.therealsikes.com […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #194 - An Intro To 2019. Solo Dolo Mofo!

    Solo Dolo this week and answering some listener questions including: My personal goals for 2019. My favorite new restaurants. Best Hip-Hop albums of 2018. My feelings on nobody taking Rap-Rock "seriously" and plenty, plenty more. Sit back, relax and let's do the podcast thing or whatever. Special Shoutouts to THRIFTY Podcast! Catch Start The Beat LIVE on Jan 25 at Podcast Night at the Tolma. --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2AeYsvB FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast www.therealsikes.com &nbs […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #193 - Sid Riggs (Part One)

    This week I sit down with my friend Sid Riggs for a chat about developing new talent and his time spent playing music and producing bands over the years. Spending the majority of his professional career as a musician in Los Angeles, Sid has worked with a lot of different artists over the years and offers some great insight into the "biz" based on his experiences living in the belly of the beast. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2AeYsvB FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast www.therealsikes.com […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #192 - The Art & Business of Business & Art

    IT'S ALMOST 2019. TIME TO GET YOUR S**T TOGETHER! I see too many talented artists not getting work and too many local businesses with terrible branding. WHY IS THIS AN ISSUE?!?!   This week I sit down with the Founder/Owner of Apis Mead & Winery, Dave Cerminara and Pittsburgh based Visual Artist JOKTAN for a discussion about the ways local businesses can collaborate with local artists to improve their branding & marketing. We also discuss various ways that local artists can reach out to potential clients, what to expect from both sides of the fence and lots more! This is important stuff people! Get it together! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2AeYsvB FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast www.therealsikes.com […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #191 - My 2018 Albums Of The Year

    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 TOMASSI - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It 7. SCALLOPS HOTEL - Sovereign Nose Of Your Arrogant Face 8. THE SOFT MOON - Criminal  9. MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND - A Million and One 10. VEIN - Errorzone Honorable Mentions:  THE GARDEN - Mirror Might Steal Your Charm HALESTORM - Vicious  GRIMES - We Appreciate Power (Single)   SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: https://spoti.fi/2BOjfqE   --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2AeYsvB FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast www.therealsikes.com […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #190 - The Art & Business of Cooking: Round Two

    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.   Dingo Ngo - Onion Maiden Broox Brooks - Riparian & also Onion Maiden John Huxley - Jakethehawk --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2AeYsvB FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast www.therealsikes.com […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #189 - John Dick Winters

    Hey. Wanna hear some jokes n'at? This week I sit down with John Dick Winters for a conversation about the world of stand-up and the recently launched Burning Bridges Comedy Club. --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2AeYsvB FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast www.therealsikes.com […]

  • Start The Beat 188: The Current State of Rock w/ Abby Krizner & BBGuns

    What the heck is going on with Rock music?!?! Join me as I sit down with Abby Krizner of Pittsburgh radio station 105.9 the X and Indie Hip-Hop duo BBGuns for a discussion about the current state of "Rock" music and where we all think things are going with it.  --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2AeYsvB FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast www.therealsikes.com […]

  • Start The Beat 187: Politics In Music w/ Mike Seamans

    This week I sit down with Pittsburgh DIY Legend Mike Seamans for a thoughtful and unbiased discussion about the role that politics should play in the world of music and why you should probably consider voting. Especially if you plan on wearing band merch with "edgy" political commentary. Mike also shares some awesome stories from his past in the Pittsburgh music scene and travels abroad!  --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2AeYsvB www.therealsikes.com Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family. Learn all about us at www.epicastnetwork.com […]