100 episodes

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 is part of the Epicast family.

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    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

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 is part of the Epicast family.

    Patrick McElravy - Start The Beat #336

    Patrick McElravy - Start The Beat #336

    My friend Patrick McElravy of 9 Stitch Method, Seethe, Brutal Business Ent, and like 2,000 other projects somehow found time in his chaotic schedule to throw back a few beers and b******t on the mic for a really cool conversation. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Take Me With You - Start The Beat #335

    Take Me With You - Start The Beat #335

    My friends in Melodic Post-Punk band Take Me With You join me via video-chat for a fun chat about staying productive through quarantine, new music, friendship, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Dethlehem - Start The Beat #334

    Dethlehem - Start The Beat #334

    The warriors of Dethlehem join me for a fantastic talk about dragons, swords, guitars, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Codi Newkirk - Start The Beat #333

    Codi Newkirk - Start The Beat #333

    My dude Codi Newkirk from the local thrash metal band WHITETHRASH joins me via video chat for a nice talk about riffs, quarantine, life, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Clinton Clegg - Start The Beat #332

    Clinton Clegg - Start The Beat #332

    My friend Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart joins me on the show today for an awesome chat about songwriting and the origins/inspirations behind his band. We also dig into a variety of other topics such as heavy metal, Whitney Houston, remaining productive through quarantine, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Trish Smith - Start The Beat #331

    Trish Smith - Start The Beat #331

    My friend and fellow vlogger Trish Smith of 412nes is on the show today for a chat about local music, community, supporting your friends, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

xGreggx ,

Start that mf beat

Grab a beer or soda from the fridge and tune in to Start The Beat. Brian is a great host and interviewer, who can take any topic and turn it into an interesting and engaging episode.

Papa Slams ,

Hardest Working Artist in Pittsburgh

Brian is one of if not THE hardest working artist in Pittsburgh. He’s got Greywalker, he’s got Sikes and TNV and then this podcast. The conversations are fun, entertaining, educational and funny. It’s a great highlight on everything this city has to offer and it’s a must listen.

Buzz and Nick ,

Sikes!

One of the hardest working people we know. The conversations are always great and Brian talks to some of the most interesting people in the city!

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