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START THE BEAT with Sikes

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.
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Mar 31, 2015
Start The Beat 046: LAURA LEE BURKHARDT

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, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Mar 24, 2015
Start The Beat 045: BARZ BLACKMAN

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 almost a weekly basis. We also dissect the social issues and cultural backgrounds of hip hop throughout the years. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


Links relevant to this conversation: 
www.facebook.com/barzblkman 
soundcloud.com/barzblkman 
soundcloud.com/subterraneanaliens/sets/rawk-lawbster-ep-vol1-britpop-hip-hop 

Mar 17, 2015
Start The Beat 044: DONALD BYRON

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 the time it was active and at the center of all of it was just a simple dude who only wanted to help his friends play some shows. Little did he know he would help shape an entire community. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Mar 10, 2015
Start The Beat 043: KORY MALONE

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 BEAT!  

Mar 3, 2015
Start The Beat 042: REVERSE THE CURSE

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!  

Links relevant to this conversation: 
www.facebook.com/ReverseTheCurseMusic 
reversethecurse.bandcamp.com/album/existent 

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