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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.

Jul 29, 2014

For the 17th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Caleb for a conversation about writing short stories and hating your day-job. To be completely honest I haven't even listened to this episode since we recorded it so whatever. We'll all just have to wait and see what happens... Sit back, relax and lets...


Jul 22, 2014

For the 16th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Genevieve for a conversation about podcasting, painting and all other sorts of creative jibber-jabber. She runs a website called www.apcollector.net and she does lots of cool stuff and I'm bad at typing these introductions so just sit back, relax and lets...


Jul 8, 2014

For the 15th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Cameren for a talk about the ups and downs of being in bands, the new ninja turtles movie and figuring out what the hell we're supposed to be doing with our lives now that we're "adults" or whatever... Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT!


Jul 1, 2014

For the 14th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend John and had a cool conversation about making art, playing in bands, collecting records and somehow I even manage to continue my ongoing trend of talking to people who at one point in time wanted to be goth... Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT!