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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.

May 20, 2014

For the eighth episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my buddy Chris for a low key conversation about music in general and just how much of a positive impact it can really have on your life! It's all good vibes, good tunes & good talks this week and I would be surprised if all of you didn't take something positive...


May 13, 2014

For the seventh episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Cody aka Stillborn Identity and found out that the two of us have a lot of things in common. This discovery led to a really cool conversation about being socially awkward indie rappers, having too many hobbies and never having enough time in a day. Will...


May 6, 2014

For the sixth episode of START THE BEAT I sat down with my Uncle Timmy aka Aunt Tina (who is the only member of my family that I still willingly speak to) for a conversation about rolling with the punches of life and pursuing your dreams at any costs. We recorded this episode at his apartment in New York City where he...