START THE BEAT with Sikes

A podcast about independent artists for independent artists. Each episode highlights different humans from all walks of life and their individual s...
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! :-)   ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 le...
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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, re...
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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 ...
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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 li...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 t...
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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. ...
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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 a...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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.  -----------------------------...
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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. Mi...
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This week I discuss the art and business of cooking and the parallels it shares with the world of independent music. Featuring a diverse panel of culinary friends from the Pittsburgh area. Matt Christie - Owner / Executive Chef at Streets On Carson Jamie Schubert - Production Manager at Feed T...
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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  Christina Santavicca and Stephanie Wallace for a discussion about their roles in the series and some upcoming events. Sit b...
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