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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.

Jun 24, 2014

For the 13th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Wyatt and talked about everything that you would probably expect us to talk about like being goth teenagers and being in bands and how being a grown up stinks. We also get into his recent dive into the world of wrestling and how all of that came into...


Jun 17, 2014

For the 12th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my new friend Michelle and we got to know each other a little better all while a microphone was recording us. Everyone does that right? Totally not awkward or anything... What came out of it was actually a pretty solid conversation about childhood, growing up,...


Jun 10, 2014

For the 11th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my good friend Christmas for a conversation about bad teenage haircuts, Chicago, Taco Bell, Juggalos, ringworm, retail life, awkward fetishes and just trying to stay positive & productive as a reasonable mature adult in a world full of so much chaos. Where is this...


Jun 3, 2014

For the 10th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Ashley for a conversation about growing up with metalhead parents, being the goth cheerleader and struggling to stay passionate about the things you care about most while also trying to pursue a career in them. Will we figure out all of life's secrets or...