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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 31, 2016

For the 88th episode, I sat down with local artist and founder of Red Fish Bowl, Chris Boles for a talk about his role in the community as a artist, manager, musician, promoter & more! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



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WEBSITE: www.redfishbowl.com
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May 24, 2016

For the 87th episode, I sat down with local artist and founder of Local 412, Amber aka HollyHood for a talk about her role in the community as an emcee, promoter, visual artist, college professor, mother & more! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


HollyHood is one of the 170+ artists performing at this years...


May 17, 2016

For the 86th episode I sat down with Pittsburgh-based guitarist/songwriter Byron Nash for a talk about his come up as a musician, his influences and his experiences navigating through day to day life as an independent artist, father and 110% bonafide jack of all trades. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



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May 10, 2016

For the 85th episode, I sat down with Mike, Phil and Jesse from Pittsburgh based rock band Bad Custer for a talk about their rad band and the local scene. Awesome dudes. Awesome conversation! Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

Bad Custer are one of the 170+ bands performing at this years LAYER CAKE FESTIVAL...


May 3, 2016

For the 84th episode, I sat down with Adam & Max from the band Nevada Color along with Jared& Dan from the band Emerson Jay to talk about the upcomingFramework Music & Arts Festival. In its first year, FrameworkMusic & Arts Festival presented by 91.3 WYEP is a Pittsburgh based festival with the goal of bringing...