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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 22, 2016

For the 79th episode I sat down for a long awaited talk with my homie Derrick Porter. We've known each other for the better part of a decade and we spend a lot of this conversation reminiscing about our early days in the "scene" and discussing how he got into playing music and why after all these years we're still at...


Mar 15, 2016

For the 78th episode I sat down with Ziggy Sawdust to discuss his self discovery as an artist and the wild journey that brought him to where he is today. A visual artist, event promoter, networker and all-around get shit done-er Ziggy is my kind of person. I had a blast meeting him, seeing his new space in progress and...


Mar 8, 2016

For the 77th episode I sat down with my homie Jarett Laudadio for talk about Heavy Metal, YouTube, Girls and Haters. Jarett is one of the best people to talk to and this conversation was a blast to record. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Photo Credit: Carly Jo


Mar 1, 2016

For the 76th episode I sat down with Woody from Instead of Sleeping for a talk about his history as a musician and his experiences playing in bands over the better part of the past decade. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

https://insteadofsleeping.bandcamp.com