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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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Now displaying: September, 2015
Sep 22, 2015
Start The Beat 061: PETE FINNIGAN

For the 61st episode I sat down with Pete Finnigan of Kid Durango for a conversation about his experiences living in Pittsburgh, living in New Orleans, living with the paranormal, learning to understand/ embrace different cultures and balancing his "professional" career alongside his music career. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:
https://kiddurango.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/KidDurangoPA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620951954860486/

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Sep 15, 2015
Start The Beat 060: CHRIS STOWE

For the 60th episode I sat down with Chris Stowe of A-F Records, White Wives & Worlds Scariest Police Chases for a conversation about his experiences as an underground musician and working for an independent record label. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:
https://chrisstowe.bandcamp.com/
www.a-frecords.com


Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.
http://epicast.tv/

Sep 8, 2015
Start The Beat 059: THE SICKHOUSE

For the 59th episode I sat down with Jackson, John Paul, Ben and Trevor of THE SICKHOUSE (A DIY concert venue and recording studio ran out of a house in Homestead, PA) for a talk about the "scene", DIY show spaces, recording music and pursuing your passions at any cost! This is a great conversation for anyone involved in the underground music scene or DIY community. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:
https://www.facebook.com/thesickhousehomestead
https://www.facebook.com/HradioSignal
https://www.facebook.com/hdmath
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Luminaire/846742645365574
https://www.facebook.com/LamanteMusic
https://www.facebook.com/blackgiravves
https://www.facebook.com/staticdeathpgh

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.
http://epicast.tv/

Sep 7, 2015
Start The Beat 058: NEAL DUDASH

For the 58th episode I sat down with the dude Neal Dudash for a pretty long talk about music, playing in bands, food, fashion, coffee, things we love, things we hate and everything in between! The conversation goes all over the place but it's rad and Neal is a rad dude. Good times. Good talk. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Sep 4, 2015
Start The Beat 057: HARRISON WARGO

For the 57th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with Harrison of BADBOXES for a talk about discovering music, creating music, producing music and overall just being completely consumed by everything that is "music". Really cool dude. The conversation gets a little technical and nerdy at some points but I personally like that and it's my show so deal with it. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Links relevant to this conversation: 
badboxes.com 
facebook.com/badboxes 
badboxes.bandcamp.com 

Sep 3, 2015
Start The Beat 056: PAUL THOMAS ZITO

For the 56th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Paul about the discovery of electronic music and the sometimes overlooked and misunderstood craft of producing it. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Links relevant to this conversation: 
facebook.com/paulthomaszito 
paulthomaszito.bandcamp.com 

Sep 2, 2015
Start The Beat 055: TIM POWELL

For the 55th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Tim for a good, lengthy talk about growing up, loving hip hop, pop culture, being a school teacher and pursuing your passions. Check it out!. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Sep 1, 2015
Start The Beat 054: JON AHN

For the 54th episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my homie Jon from edhochuli & Caylx for a talk about punk rock, power rangers, staying positive and everything else that comes with being in a DIY musician. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

LINKS RELEVANT TO THIS CONVERSATION: 
edhochuli.tumblr.com 
edhochuli.bandcamp.com 
www.facebook.com/calyxpgh 

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