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Start The Beat 175: William Matheny

6/13/2018
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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://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2sr7Q9Z www.therealsikes.com Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family. Learn all...

Duration:01:14:05

Start The Beat 174: Mario Fusca

6/6/2018
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Mario has known me longer than anyone else who has ever been or ever will be on my podcast. We've been through a lot together and it's always a blast getting to sit down and chat with him. Join us for a super fun conversation full of film, food, comedy, music and everything in between. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN: https://bit.ly/2xrVzrJ YOUTUBE:...

Duration:01:30:22

Start The Beat 173: The Long Hunt

5/31/2018
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On Episode 173 Trevor and Allison from The Long Hunt join me to talk all things music. Writing, recording, performing and everything in between. They have a new album titled "All Paths Lead To Here" that is set to release on June 1st but is available for streaming NOW on their website. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Listen to The Long Hunt: https://listentothelonghunt.com/ Listen to our original conversation from 2017: https://bit.ly/2kAYxB1 SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW...

Duration:01:11:41

Start The Beat 172: Suavity's Mouthpiece

5/25/2018
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This week I sit down with Pittsburgh post-punk/pop band Suavity's Mouthpiece over a couple cups of coffee for a talk about the creative process, local scenes and a lot more. The band is reuniting for some shows in celebration of their 10th anniversary and you can learn about it right here RIGHT NOW. You can click the following link after this paragraph to learn more as well. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW START THE BEAT ON THE FOLLOWING...

Duration:00:42:58

Start The Beat 171: Brendan Cope |For Rest

5/17/2018
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This week Brendan Cope returns to the show for a talk about his new music project FOR REST and the artistic transformations he has made since we last spoke back on Episode 102 back in October of 2016. He is getting ready to drop some new material really soon and we dig deep into the creative process and the constant evolutions that exist within the mind of a hungry artist. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! Keep up with For Rest on Instagram: @i_am_for_rest Listen to our...

Duration:00:52:28

Start The Beat 170: Mike Hitt

5/10/2018
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This week I sit down again with Mike Hitt for his 3rd appearance on the show. Mike is a musician, songwriter, producer and one of my favorite people on the planet to talk to. This time we get DEEEEP into conversation about the creative process, marketing, branding, self-discovery and so much more. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Mike Hitt will be dropping a new audio/video project titled EULOGY on May 21st. Follow all the updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or whatever...

Duration:01:16:53

Start The Beat 169: Jamie Fadden-Cannon | We Are The Weirdos

5/2/2018
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This week I sit down with Jamie Fadden-Cannon for a talk about the recently launched women's storytelling series she runs called We Are The Weirdos. WATW is a a platform for women and those who identify as women to come and share their stories inspired by other story slams such as, NPR’s the Moth and RISK live. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Learn more at: http://www.wearetheweirdospgh.com SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW START THE BEAT ON THE FOLLOWING SERVICES! FACEBOOK:...

Duration:00:40:58

Start The Beat 168: Old Game

4/26/2018
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This week I sit down with Brenda and Thom from the band Old Game. They make really good music and they are nice people to talk to. We had quite the hoot. Join us for a talk about the history of the band, the PGH music scene and plenty more. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! www.oldgamemusic.com SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW START THE BEAT ON THE FOLLOWING SERVICES! FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG STITCHER:...

Duration:00:55:52

Start The Beat 167: Mega Beardo

4/18/2018
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This week I sit down with Ryan Postlethwait aka Mega Beardo for some super laid back talk about Beer, Video Games, Horror Movies, Heavy Metal and everything else worth talking about. Ryan specializes in original compositions and metal arrangements of retro video game music under the name Mega Beardo but that's only scratching the surface. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! www.megabeardo.com SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW START THE BEAT ON THE FOLLOWING SERVICES! FACEBOOK:...

Duration:01:20:02

Start The Beat 166: Wilkins Block Party w/ Zaneta Grant & Shane McLaughlin

4/11/2018
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This week I sit down with Zaneta Grant & Shane McLaughlin for a talk all about the upcoming Wilkins Block Party! A free community fundraising music and arts festival. We learn all the history of this annual party and get into detail about everything going into this years event. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! The 2018 Wilkins Block Party is going down Saturday, April 21 at 1 PM - 10 PM at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion (Schenley Park) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15207 Get more...

Duration:00:27:05

Start The Beat 165: Bengt Alexsander of Action Camp & St. Dude

4/4/2018
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This week I sit down with Bengt Alexsander of the bands Action Camp & St. Dude for a talk about his personal experiences as a musician & sound engineer, the PGH scene so much more. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Explore the wide world of Action Camp & St. Dude and on their Facebooger pages. Links below: facebook.com/actioncamppgh facebook.com/stdude Explore the wide world of Sikes on my website. therealsikes.com GET SOCIAL: @therealsikes Start The Beat is part of...

Duration:01:15:57

Start The Beat 164: Silence

3/23/2018
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This week I sit down with Dusty, Ryn, Justin and Damon from Post-Punk/Peace-Punk band SILENCE for a talk about the history and message behind their band, touring the country, the PGH DIY scene and so much more. From playing paintball and making movies, to running a record store and trips to the hospital this conversation goes all over the place but it's really tight. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Explore the wide world of Silence and on their Facebooger and Bandcamp...

Duration:01:18:11

Start The Beat 163: Michael T. Nolan of Venus In Furs

3/14/2018
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KEYBOARDS & GUITARS! HOOKERS & BLOW! JK... Maybe... ;-) This week I sit down with Michael T. Nolan of the band Venus In Furs for a talk about his long history in the Pittsburgh music scene, the importance of putting on a real "show" and all of the creative forces that have been driving him along the way. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Explore the wide world of Venus In Furs and check out their new album "Green" on their website. http://www.venusinfursrocks.com Explore the...

Duration:01:02:05

Start The Beat 162: Buscrates

2/28/2018
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All aboard the spaceship! We got some super in-depth beat production talk this week as I sit down with fellow musician, producer and synthesizer aficionado Buscrates! We discuss a wide variety of topics from the first pieces of gear we ever purchased, to our love of all things music and being a couple of old heads trying to navigate social media to get our sounds heard. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! Explore the wide world of Buscrates on Google. Seriously, just Google...

Duration:00:44:33

Start The Beat 161: Lazy JP of BBGuns

2/15/2018
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Put on your dancing shoes. It's time to shake your booty as I sit down with @LazyJapan of the hip-hop duo BBGuns for a talk about the underground rap scene, some business strategies of being an independent artist in 2018 and their new album which just dropped this week. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! Explore the wide world of BBGuns on Facebook. www.facebook.com/BBGUNSpgh Explore the wide world of Sikes on my website. www.therealsikes.com GET SOCIAL:...

Duration:01:16:39

Start The Beat 160: Killer Wolfson of Just Buried Productions

2/12/2018
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Greetings ghouls and goblins! This week it's all screams and terror as I sit down with long time friend and independent filmmaker Todd aka Killer Wolfson of Just Buried Productions for talk about growing up, finding your focus and making ridiculous movies with your homies. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! Explore the wide world of Just Buried Productions on Facebook. www.facebook.com/JUSTBURIEDPRODUCTIONS Explore the wide world of Sikes on my website....

Duration:01:15:44

Start The Beat 159: Danimal Cannon

2/7/2018
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This week it's all video games, guitar solos and marketing your brand this week as I sit down with chiptune composer extraordinaire Dan Behrens aka Danimal Cannon. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! Explore the wide world of Danimal Cannon on his website. www.danimalcannon.com Explore the wide world of Sikes on my website. www.therealsikes.com GET SOCIAL: @therealsikes Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family. Learn all about us at www.epicastnetwork.com

Duration:00:57:45

Start The Beat 158: "My First Time" w/ Brian Urban & Colt Dalmaso

1/24/2018
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Get in the car, loser... We're recording a podcast! This week I'm taking a trip with my friends Brian Urban & Colt Dalmaso and to kill some time we're talking about some of our more memorable "first times". Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! Explore the wide world of Sikes on my website. www.therealsikes.com GET SOCIAL: @therealsikes Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family. Learn all about us at www.epicastnetwork.com

Duration:00:57:03

Start The Beat 157: Joey Molinaro

1/10/2018
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This week I sit down with musician, teacher, DIY touring guru and fellow podcaster Joey Molinaro for a talk about creating art with no boundries and doing whatever it takes to share it with the world. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! Explore the world of Joey Molinaro on his website. www.joeymolinaro.com Explore the world of Sikes on my website. www.therealsikes.com GET SOCIAL: @therealsikes Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family. Learn all about us at...

Duration:01:05:00

Start The Beat 156: My Top 10 Albums of 2017

12/20/2017
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This week it's just me and you as I babble nonsense and play you some clips from My Top 10 Albums of 2017! I also dig into some of the albums that didn't make the cut and slowly lose my mind as I talk to my computer screen. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! 10: Igorrr - Savage Sinusoid 09: Brutus - Burst 08: Scattle - Sketch 07: The Anix - Ephemeral 06: Septicflesh - Codex Omega 05: Hot Sugar - The Melody of Dust 04: Arms and Sleepers - Life Is Everywhere 03: Deserted...

Duration:00:58:29