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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.

Nov 25, 2014

For the 34th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my new homie Dan from the band World's Scariest Police Chases, Lock and Key Collective & local screenprint shop Commonwealth Press. We had an awesome conversation discussing the history of his band and some of the things we've noticed/experienced involving the...


Nov 18, 2014

For the 33rd episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my long time friend Ryan aka Amuck for a talk about how we met, the music we've made together and how things have played out for us over the past 7+ years of our friendship. Ryan was also kind enough to give us all a world premier of his new single "Binge" from his...


Nov 11, 2014

For the 32nd episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my buddy Rick for a nice talk about being a father, husband, everyday working man and still pursuing his desire for creative output amongst all of the chaos. This is some genuine real adult talk this week but it's an awesome conversation full of great energy...


Nov 4, 2014

For the 31st episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Tony for a lengthy but rock solid conversation about the weird shit he liked as a kid, playing in bands, falling into the world of Men's fashion, starting up his own candle company and how nobody knows what the term "hipster" really means anymore. Sit back,...