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 is part of the Epicast family.

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Kevin Saftner – Start The Beat #222

Getting things DONE this week with the homie Kevin Saftner of James Street Promotions. We recently sat down for a great discussion about the past, present and potential FUTURE of …

Standard Broadcast – Start The Beat #221

Nathan & Leland from Pittsburgh based Indie-Rock band Standard Broadcast join me on the show today for a really fun chat about music, food, community and plenty more. Sit back, …

Old Game – Start The Beat #220

HEY HEY HEY We got Brenda and Thom from Old Game on the show today to talk all about the Pittsburgh music scene, how long we can hold our breath, drunken bass solos and their new …

Toddy Tondera – Start The Beat #219

Sit back, relax and LET’S GET THRIFTY! On Episode 219 my friend and fellow podcaster Toddy Tondera of Thrifty joins me for our first episode in the new studio and …

Back Alley Sound – Start The Beat #218

My friends in Back Alley Sound join me on Episode 218 for an awesome chat about making new friends, working your ass off and building up your scene. Really great …

Zachary Rutter – Start The Beat #217

This is a really awesome chat about finding inspiration, working towards goals and the unique creative process behind Zachary Rutter and his work. Recorded LIVE at Full Pint Wild Side Pub during …

Sean Armstrong – Start The Beat #216

This week I sit down for an awesome conversation with fellow podcaster Sean Armstrong (Tha Local Beat) and chat about being creative, following your dreams, living in Pittsburgh and so …

Connor Murray, Icky Vicky, Ashley Corts & Mario Fusca – Start The Beat #215

IT’S A CELEBRATION! Last month this show turned 5 years old so I put together a really cool live panel to chat about all of our positive experiences navigating the …

Stacey Marie Stockdill – Start The Beat #214

Me and my girlfriend Stacey recently sat down to talk with a room full of nice people about mental health vs financial health and finding a way to get the …

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 …

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