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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.

Oct 28, 2014

For the 30th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my homie Nate and learned all about his history growing up in the birthplace of the oil industry, finding punk rock, playing in bands and overtime ultimately ending up in a place not quite so "punk rock". It's a good talk. I didn't know much about Nate prior to...


Oct 21, 2014

For the 29th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Josh and talked about his "troubled" youth, eventually getting his shit straight and the chain of events that ended up getting a guitar into his hands to write and create music. We also discuss the similar ways we both accidentally discovered...


Oct 14, 2014

For the 28th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Mario for a conversation about his relationships with music, art, comedy and everything in between. We also discuss our time spent back in the day writing and recording music together and bring up a lot of inside jokes that nobody will understand but...


Oct 7, 2014

For the 27th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend HITT for what turned out to be one of the most important conversations I've had on this podcast so far. This episode does run a little long but the information that lies within defintley justifies the length. If you are someone who is in a band, makes art...