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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.

May 19, 2015

For the 52nd episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Krista from Runaway Studios and the Matress Factory for a really cool talk discussing the parallels between the D.I.Y. music world and the D.I.Y. art world in Pittsburgh as well as art and life in general. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


May 12, 2015

For the 51st episode of #startthebeat I sat down with Derek Zanetti aka The Homeless Gospel Choir for a conversation about his evolution both as a listener and a creator of music, the Pittsburgh scene and the D.I.Y. community as a whole. Awesome dude. Solid talk! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


May 5, 2015

For the 50th (holy cow) episode of #startthebeat I had a much anticipated conversation with the one of the most ridiculous dudes I have ever met. The and only Joey Solak. Sit back, relax and lets START THE...