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Brian Howe AKA Sikes is a Alternative Hip-Hop artist & producer from Pittsburgh, PA who is known locally for his work in various musical projects and other artistic endeavors. He also hosts START THE BEAT which is a podcast highlighting conversations between himself and all sorts of different jerks. Musicians, artists, comedians and all other types of screw-ups & undesirables. In other words… Some of the best people you’ll ever meet in your life. Start The Beat with Sikes is part of the Epicast network.

Apr 29, 2014

For the fifth episode of START THE BEAT I sat down with my favorite warrior JT aka Overlord Brom of the band Dethlehem for a good, lengthy talk about discovering heavy metal, playing heavy metal and just being heavy metal in general while maintaining a sense of humor about it all. Lots of other crap gets talked about as...


Apr 22, 2014

For the fourth episode of my new-ish podcast I sat down with my homeboy Matt for a little chit chat about always having to much on your plate and being too much of a control freak to let anyone but you find a way to manage all of it. Will we work through these issues together or spiral into a whirlwind of general...


Apr 15, 2014

For the third episode of my new podcast I sat down with my homeboy Jack for a laid back conversation about working during the day, rocking hard at night and grocery shopping with your significant other on Sundays. A solid conversation about finding "inner peace" in the simple things and just doing whatever makes you...


Apr 7, 2014

For the second episode of my new podcast I sat down with my friendly pal Tim for an intense conversation about being a promotor with goals & aspirations bigger than your average DIY joe. We also talk about the struggles of being an artist and getting your name "out there" countered with some potential solutions to...


Apr 1, 2014

For the first episode of my new podcast I sat down with my good friend Josh for a lovely conversation about some of our most memorable "first time" experiences. The conversation goes everywhere you might expect and further... Punk Rock, Weird Porn and growing up are just a few of things we talk about in this intimate...