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...
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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NO TIME TO WASTE! This week I sit down with fellow artist and workaholic Shy Kennedy for a super awesome talk about biting off more than most can chew but loving every minute of it. Shy is involved in a lot of different things that tap into various aspects of the music scene and we dig deep into...
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LET THE CREAM COMMENCE! This week I sit down with Brian Urban and Jeffrey Joseph for a talk about video games, drinking, charity and CREAM! These two are hosting the CREAM CUP this Saturday in September 1st for Extra Life (https://www.extra-life.org/) and playing Mario Kart (The Drinking Game) fo...
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Beer! Electronic music! Memes! This week I sit down with John Paul Zigterman for a talk about all of the above and plenty more. 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://bi...
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Weddings! Social Media! Galaxy Quest! ROCK AND ROLL! This week I sit down with the guys in Smokey Bellows for a talk that goes off the rails more than once or twice... However, I still managed to learn a lot about the band and their new album "Devil" scheduled for release on August 17th. I had a ...
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TIME FOR A SWITCH UP! If you follow me outside of this podcast you may have caught me on an episode of I'll Call You Right Back hosted by this weeks guest, Chad Medved. I had a really good time on his show so it only felt right to have him on mine. Join us for a talk about his recent experiences ...
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I wasn't quite too sure what to expect when I invited the party animal personas of Stone Cold Killer over my house on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It turns out they're pretty laid back guys when not on a stage melting faces and hearts with their savage Rock n Roll. Join us for a hysterical and insig...
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Friends Darin DiNapoli & Byron Nash stop by the studio to talk about their new collaborative project titled 360 Degrees Of Music. A series of short documentary films that will take you inside the world of musicians whose lives revolve 360 degrees around music shot entirely with 360 cameras! ...
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Coffee! Community! Heavy Metal! This week I sit back down with my good friends Ashley Corts and Nick Miller of Black Forge Coffee House for a talk about their currently active Kickstarter campaign to open a second location and take their brand to the next level. This is a great talk about the val...
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This week I sit down at the Get Hip Records warehouse with PGH Rock N' Rollers The Me Toos for a talk about growing up, playing rock music and having fun with your friends. It was nice. These guys are nice. It's a nice conversation. If you listened to it that would be nice. Sit back, relax and le...
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Singer/songwriter William Matheny joins us this week. He's a nice guy. Pretty funny too. Writes really good music. A triple threat for sure. This is an awesome talk and You're a dum-dum if you skip it. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https:/...
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