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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.

Mar 31, 2015

For the 46th episode episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Laura Lee for for a great talk about everything that comes with being a "D.I.Y." artist. We also get into the connections we have with each other as humans in today's disengaged society as well as the connections we have with ourselves. Sit back,...


Mar 24, 2015

For the 45th episode episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my dude Barz Blackman for an awesome talk about hip hop, hip hop and more hip hop. This is a really cool talk for anyone into the dissection of the creative process and the struggles of trying to keep things fresh in a music culture where trends expire on...


Mar 17, 2015

For the 44th episode episode of #startthebeat I sat down with Donald Byron​ for an awesome conversation about the local music scene and his time spent being one of the most active and influential D.I.Y. promoters the Pittsburgh scene has ever seen. Play'r Productions​ was a huge deal for a lot of local bands in...


Mar 10, 2015

For the 43rd episode episode of #startthebeat I sat down with the homie Kory for a unexpected, but awesome talk about Roseanne, video games, Nu-Metal, nostalgia and growing up. Sit back, relax and lets START THE...


Mar 3, 2015

For the 42nd episode episode of #startthebeat I sat down with the dudes in Reverse The Curse for a laid back talk about growing up, being creative and chasing the dream! Whatever that means... Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT!  

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