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 #203 - Day Bracey

    My friend and stand up comedian Day Bracey of the Drinking Partners Podcast returns to the show to discuss Fresh Fest Beer Fest and plenty more! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! PS: If you don't want to sit through the extended intro and listener questions you can jump to the 18:00 mark for the beginning of the conversation with Day. Just a heads up! --------------------------------------- LISTEN ON SPOTIFY: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-spotify LISTEN ON APPLE: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-apple LISTEN ON GOOGLE:http://bit.ly/startthebeat-google LISTEN ON STITCHER: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-stitcher WATCH ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-youtube FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-facebook FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-instagram […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #202 - Cody Cody Jones

    This week I sit down with my friend Cody Cody Jones for an in-depth talk what drives us to continue making music, staying focused, and his new album "Follow Your Heart and You'll End Up Alone". Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! PS: If you don't want to sit through the extended intro and listener questions you can jump to the 15:00 mark for the beginning of the conversation with Cody. Just a heads up! --------------------------------------- **NEW INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-instagram SPOTIFY: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-spotify APPLE: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-apple GOOGLE:http://bit.ly/startthebeat-google YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-youtube FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-facebook STITCHER: http://bit.ly/startthebeat-stitcher […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #201 - Brett Shumaker

    This week I sit down with Brett Shumaker of Don't Let the Scene Go Down on Me! Collective & The Mr. Roboto Project for lots of cool talk about the current state of Pittsburgh DIY, the business of booking shows and doing what you do because you genuinely love doing it. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! PS: If you don't want to sit through the extended intro and listener questions you can jump to the 27:00 mark for the beginning of the conversation with Brett. Just a heads up!   --------------------------------------- **NEW INSTAGRAM!: http://bit.ly/2TwfZ9M SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2RzN7As FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2QWwj1v STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #200 - How Mortal Komabt Changed My Life

    Holy smokes! I made it to 200 episodes!!! Join me as I tell a story about growing up surrounded by artwork, heavy metal, video games, racism, bullying, criminal activities and so much more. This is my story aka How curiosity curates creativity aka How Mortal Kombat changed my life. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Recorded LIVE at Podcast Night at The Tolma with special guest Toddy of the THRIFTY Podcast.  --------------------------------------- **NEW INSTAGRAM!: http://bit.ly/2TwfZ9M SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2RzN7As FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2QWwj1v STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #199 - Kiwano Sour

    This week I sit down with my friends Dylan and Rob from the band Kiwano Sour about finding bandmates on the internet, staying artistically prolific and their new album set to release online this Valentines Day, February 14th. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!   PS: If you don't want to sit through the intro and listener questions you can jump to the 18:00 mark for the beginning of the conversation with Dylan and Rob. Just a heads up! --------------------------------------- **NEW INSTAGRAM!: http://bit.ly/2TwfZ9M SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2RzN7As FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2QWwj1v STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #198 - Sad Girls Aquatics Club

    This week I sit down with my friends Chelsea and Marie aka Sad Girls Aquatics Club for a talk about making music with your friends, the power of collaboration, Taco Bell and plenty more. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!   PS: If you don't want to sit through the intro and listener questions you can jump to the 18:00 mark for the beginning of the conversation with Chelsea and Marie. Just a heads up! --------------------------------------- **NEW INSTAGRAM!: http://bit.ly/2TwfZ9M SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2RzN7As FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2QWwj1v STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 […]

  • Start The Beat with Sikes #197 - Ashlee Green

    This week I sit down with my friend Ashlee Green for a talk about making zines, doing yoga, checking your ego, being a curious human being and plenty more. Ashlee is the Managing Editor at the Northside Chronicle and puts a lot of time and effort into sharing other peoples stories so I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little bit of hers. This was a really fun and super insightful conversation. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!   PS: This episode has an unusually long intro where I talk about not drinking beer, online dating and answer some listener questions. If you don't care about any of that you can skip to the 21:00 mark for the beginning of the conversation with Ashlee! --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/2RzN7As FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2QWwj1v STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ www.therealsikes.com […]

  • 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 […]