Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Dec 27, 2016

For the 116th episode I sat down with Carolyn & Heather from the Indie Dark Pop band Dinosoul for a very relaxed & in-depth talk about the history of their band, their histories as musicians and putting your energy into the things that matter to you most. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!


PHOTOS: Redfishbowl


Dec 20, 2016

For the 115th episode I sat down with Jeff Betten, General Manager of Misra Records & President of Wild Kindness for a talk about pursuing your passions and sharing them with the world while simultaneously helping others get their voices heard as well. We also dive a bit into the mystical realm Yeezy and probably talk...


Dec 14, 2016

For the 114th episode I sat down with Max Bulger for a personal talk about the history of his band, The Otis Wolves, the infamous Pittsburgh DIY venue 222 Ormsby and still navigating some sort of a punk rock lifestyle as you enter your 30's. Lots of great behind the scenes stories and insight on this episode. I think...


Dec 7, 2016

For the 113th episode I sat down with my friend and busy bee musician Jake Stern for a talk about playing in multiple bands, finding inspiration and being involved in the DIY music community. Jake Plays in several bands including Pittsburgh based The Otis Wolves, Same and Cleveland based Meridian. Sit back, relax and...


Nov 23, 2016

For the 112th episode I sat down with my friends Nick Miller & Ashley Corts of Black Forge Coffee House for a talk about pursuing your passions, opening a business and living your dreams to the fullest! Black Forge Coffee House is a Cafe/Art Gallery/Music Venue located in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA....