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Musician/engineer/bartender Allen Epley talks with artists of all walks and at all levels of success about their own unique journeys and jobs they've worked in order to follow their passions. Many successful musicians, actors, filmmakers, composers, and comedians still have side gigs that afford them the ability to create their art for us. Some get to work in their chosen field and some work jobs that are convenient and make that buck. It is this unique hustle that's at the heart of this pod ...
 
The Sounds in My Head is a biweekly music show featuring songs and bands you might have missed. Hosted by Daniel since 2004. Musically The Sounds in My Head attempts to be fairly eclectic, but probably tends to lean towards "indie pop" music. Also, I try to squeeze in as much left-wing propaganda as possible between tracks.
 
We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and on-their-way-up comedians, musicians, writers, artists and thinkers about their earliest creative acts, their formative childhood experiences, and how they've developed both creatively and emotionally over the years. Beginnings is part therapy, part ...
 
"Sunday Coffee with Leerecs & Friends" - Every Sunday at 4pm Talk show interview with the best independent musicians about their original alternative music; submit your music for consideration to win Radio airtime. Listen at https://radio.leerecs.com All songs on this show available for streaming and download at leerecs.com Please subscribe to our YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/leerecs #Music, #alternative, #alternativemusic, #alternativerock, #discovernewmusic, #energetic, #ener ...
 
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.
 
The Noise Pop Podcast is a monthly series showcasing new music discoveries and a diverse slate of guest artists from the independent music scene and beyond. Produced by Noise Pop, San Francisco’s go-to indie music, arts and film festival for over 25 years and hosted by music journalist Adrian Spinelli (Paste Magazine, SF Chronicle, etc..), we deliver engaging episodes that are always rooted in the music that we love and that we know you will too. Past guests have included: Khruangbin, Thao N ...
 
"Leerecs Midnight Radio Oddities" 07-14-2018 - Every Saturday at Midnight Open mic to all independent music submissions of original music; submit your music for consideration to win Radio airtime. Listen at https://radio.leerecs.com All songs on this show available for streaming and download at leerecs.com #Music, #alternative, #alternativemusic, #alternativerock, #discovernewmusic, #energetic, #energizing, #findnewmusic, #independentartists, #independentmusicians, #indierock, #leerecs, #new ...
 
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Today I'm sitting down with Pittsburgh's "Lady of the Blues' Miss Freddye for a fantastic conversation about her life and spending over 25 years on the stage. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can also find episodes and learn more about the show here: h…
 
Special "All Instrumentals" Episode! Pine Trees - Mary Lattimore Plantasia - Mort Garson Ode to an African Violet - Mort Garson Photosynesthesia - Louie Zong Cycad Conga - Louie Zong Sunflower, Raise Your Heavy Head and Face the Sun! - Louie Zong Running To / Diving / The Other Side - Gravité Lucid Realization - Gravité Long in the Tooth - The Budo…
 
Amy Dietz is the GM and EVP at InGrooves Music Group and got her start at Red Decibal Records in Minneapolis in the early 90's when they signed KC's Season To Risk, before moving to ADA for the next 15 years and learning on-the-job to navigate the choppy waters of the transition years from hard-copy CD/LP/Cassette world to the file sharing of today…
 
On Episode 348 we're literally just hanging out, having a few beers and talking country music with John of Jakethehawk, Chad of Riff Zealot, and even Stacey makes an appearance. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen to more …
 
Bandleader/Songwriter/Singer Ryan Heise walks us patiently through his days crafting songs with his musical offspring, Portlands own System and Station and now Last Giant on the eve of their new release Let The End Begin produced by Paul Malinowski, with a lifetime schedule that balances work and rock effortlessly, all while living on the edge of u…
 
On Episode 346 I'm joined by Flammable Animal for a really fun chat about songwriting, music promotion, friendship, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen to more of my podcasts here: https://www.therealsikes…
 
Kansas City native Nathan Ellis joined the pioneering experimental outfit Coalesce in the late 90's, as they made a name across the globe for intricate dynamics partnered with the fervency of hardcore punk and a live show that bordered on chaos. He later formed The Casket Lottery with more dialed-in, yet equally engaging songwriting, pointing to ar…
 
Writer/Director/Actor Chris Papierniak visits the TGS studios to set the record straight about how exactly he ended up as the director for the NBA 2k franchise creating the "My Career" narrative and working with the biggest names in the NBA and Hollywood, not to mention his feature length film Izzy Gets The %$#@ Across Town featuring McKenzie Davis…
 
On today's episode I talk to musician Tim Smith. From 1999 to 2012, Tim was the singer, guitarist and principal songwriter for the indie rock band Midlake. During his tenure, the band recorded a number of EPs and three highly-regarded albums Bamnan and Slivercork, The Trials of Van Occupanther, and The Courage of Others. In 2012 though, Tim left th…
 
On Episode 345 I'm joined by Alan Cassidy of The Black Dahlia Murder & Slugdge for a fun chat about playing death metal, staying productive in a pandemic, building fish tank televisions, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. Yo…
 
Step Back - Ryan Laetari California Girl - Cayucas Champion of the Beach - Cayucas Does It Feel New - Emma Kupa Nawlins - Emma Kupa Only Just Begun - Erlend Øye and Sebastian Maschat Price - Erlend Øye and Sebastian Maschat Cut Out (aka The Drive) - Gitkin Foot Steps - Gitkin feat. Carol C. Lui e lei - Piero Umiliani Suicide Beat - S. Product This …
 
Joker and Zero of Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative join me on Episode 344 for a really fun conversation about fire breathing, juggling, magic, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen to more of my podcasts…
 
4x Grammy-winning producer, engineer and mixer Vance Powell has worked with a wide range of artists and bands including Chris Stapleton, Buddy Guy and Phish. For vinyl collectors, he's arguably most known for being a consistent studio go-to for Jack White, not only being involved with proper studio releases from Jack and his various projects (The D…
 
Producer/Engineer/Shredder Mike Lust is a Chicago institution and his bands Luster King and Tight Phantomz have given this true rock and roll showman the perfect forum to shine. Mike opens up as we open cans of truth serum to hear him reflect on his prolific career as owner of Phantom Manor Studio and the many artists he's produced, Van Halen's imp…
 
My friend and Hip-Hop Artist / Promoter REASUN joins me on Episode 343 for a really great conversation about self-development, building up a community, staying focused on your passions, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You…
 
Before guitarist Zach Blair joined Rise Against in 2007, he and his brother Doni started the melodic punk rock giants Hagfish, and later went on to write songs for and tour with GWAR, among others. Zach talks about growing up in Texas, his dads influence on his career path, his brothers protectiveness, how his life changed by joining one of the big…
 
This week I'm joined by @lordbabybyron and @ase_snefru of @kidgauwd for a really great conversation about marketing, teamwork, friendship, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen to more of my podcasts here: h…
 
Early in his musical development, Dan Wilson was sure his true calling was to be a songwriter-for-hire, similar to his heroes like Carole King. And this drive continued despite the rise of his own Minneapolis-based band Semisonic in the late 90's and early 2000's, whose massive hit "Closing Time" remains one of the most recognizable singles of the …
 
Frontman/singer Joe Carsello of Lazers and Fast And Shit is also the Sr Talent Buyer at the Metro in Chicago and is uniquely qualified to understand the dire situation that all live music venues are facing in the CV era, in addition to how to deal with depression--talk therapy and noise-making and label-starting. We talk about the last night Metro …
 
My friend and fellow musician/podcaster Chris Fafalios of Punchline, PACK, Another Cheetah, and One Hit Thunder joins me this week via video chat for a super awesome episode! We had a blast chatting about work ethic, brand building, the neverending struggle of expensive gear that never seems to work 100% correctly, and plenty more! Sit back, relax,…
 
Chicago singer / songwriter Angie Mead gently walks us down her path as we discuss depression therapy through noise-making and micro-dosing, how she effortlessly toggles her voice between the dulcet tones of Dolly to the siren wail of Ozzy, her time on the Netflix show Easy opposite Marc Maron, how she taught herself to play her guitar upside down …
 
Today I'm joined by Filmmaker / Photographer Fernando De La Cruz of Fernando De La Cruz Films for a chat all about his creative journey working towards a full-time life behind the lens. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen …
 
Drummer Kliph Scurlock empties his guts about his time with The Flaming Lips, making music in his early days in Lawrence KS in bands like Cocknoose and Contortion Horse, learning and understanding music from his mother who died in the Hyatt Regency collapse in KC in 1981 in an all-female Mariachi band, how his time in Wales has been the perfect lan…
 
Sunday Coffee with Leerecs' Friends - Sundays at 4pm Talk show interview with the best independent musicians about their original alternative music; submit your music for consideration to win Radio airtime at https://leerecs.net/apply All songs on this show available for streaming and download at leerecs.com 🎶🔊📟🎸 Red Tree Religion https://www.youtu…
 
On today's episode I talk to musician Sabrina Ellis. Originally from Houston, Sabrina has been a mainstay of Austin indie rock for years. In 2008, they formed the indie rock band A Giant Dog, and since then, the band has released five albums, including a full-length cover of Arcade Fire's Neon Bible. Sabrina also co-founded the bands Heart Bones, w…
 
My friend Tim Vitullo of the Tim Vitullo Band joins me on the show for a really awesome chat about songwriting, following your passions, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! You can also listen to more of my podcasts here: https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever…
 
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