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Start The Beat with Sikes #192 - The Art & Business of Business & Art

12/13/2018
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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 based Visual Artist JOKTAN for a discussion about the ways local businesses can collaborate with local artists to improve their branding & marketing. We also discuss various ways that local artists can reach out to...

Duration:00:58:52

Start The Beat with Sikes #191 - My 2018 Albums Of The Year

12/3/2018
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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 5. JUDAS PRIEST - Firepower 6. ROLO TOMASSI - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It 7. SCALLOPS HOTEL - Sovereign Nose Of Your Arrogant Face 8. THE SOFT MOON - Criminal 9. MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND - A Million...

Duration:00:32:00

Start The Beat with Sikes #190 - The Art & Business of Cooking: Round Two

11/27/2018
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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 the Pittsburgh area. Dingo Ngo - Onion Maiden Broox Brooks - Riparian & also Onion Maiden John Huxley -...

Duration:01:09:15

Start The Beat with Sikes #189 - John Dick Winters

11/19/2018
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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 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

Duration:01:20:19

Start The Beat 188: The Current State of Rock w/ Abby Krizner & BBGuns

11/12/2018
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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. --------------------------------------- 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:...

Duration:01:13:29

Start The Beat 187: Politics In Music w/ Mike Seamans

11/5/2018
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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. Mike also shares some awesome stories from his past in the Pittsburgh music scene and travels abroad! --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE:...

Duration:01:32:57

Start The Beat 186: The Art & Business of Cooking

10/17/2018
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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 The Scene Steve LaRosa - Chef at Umami & Entrepreneur --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE:...

Duration:01:10:30

Start The Beat 185: Heroineburgh

10/12/2018
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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 back, relax and let's Start The Beat! HEROINEBURGH WEBSITE: http://www.heroineburgh.com --------------------------------------- SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE:...

Duration:00:33:57

Start The Beat 184: Shy Kennedy

9/12/2018
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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 her thoughts on Pittsburgh, playing in bands, running a DIY record label, organizing festivals and everything in between. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT! Descendants of Crom music...

Duration:01:01:10

Start The Beat 183: Cream Team

8/28/2018
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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) for charity via twitch.tv/creamteam. 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:...

Duration:01:11:37

Start The Beat 182: John Paul Zigterman

8/22/2018
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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://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 about us at www.epicastnetwork.com

Duration:01:21:16

Start The Beat 181: Smokey Bellows

8/8/2018
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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 lot of fun. These dudes are awesome. You'll dig 'em. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! SPOTIFY:https://spoti.fi/2MZsmrq APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE:...

Duration:01:29:47

Start The Beat 180: Chad Medved

7/18/2018
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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 breaking into stand up comedy, the perils of keeping up with mens fashion, drinking sparkling water and loads more. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE:...

Duration:01:49:21

Start The Beat 179: Stone Cold Killer

7/11/2018
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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 insightful conservation about their history as a band, life outside of the band and playing/marketing straight up ROCK music in 2018. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! APPLE:...

Duration:00:57:17

Start The Beat 178: Darin DiNapoli & Byron Nash | 360 Degrees Of Music

7/6/2018
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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! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! View the film: http://360degreesofmusic.com/ APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/2ww5bRV STITCHER: https://bit.ly/2slB0s3 TUNEIN:...

Duration:01:44:48

Start The Beat 177: Ashley & Nick | Black Forge Coffee House

6/27/2018
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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 values of teamwork and personal sacrifice to give your hustle more muscle and turn your dreams into a reality. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! APPLE: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG GOOGLE:...

Duration:00:50:06

Start The Beat 176: The Me Toos

6/20/2018
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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 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:01:33:01

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 START...

Duration:01:11:41