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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.

Aug 23, 2016

For the 96th episode I sat down with the CEO of Crashtide Clothing, Andre Frye for a talk about the day to day DIY hustle of being an independent entrepreneur and some background about the history of his company. This episode was recorded during the Pittsburgh Warped Tour date on on July 15th, 2016. Sit back, relax and...


Aug 16, 2016

For the 95th episode I sat down with Spencer Charnas from the Boston based Metalcore band Ice Nine Kills for a talk about his history as a musician and the comeup of his band. Along with some background about his life outside of the music business and some of his views on the music business outside of Ice Nine...


Aug 2, 2016

For the 94th episode I sat down with the CEO of Koalacore Clothing, Ricky Sanchez for a talk about the DIY come-up of his company and everything that got him where he is today. Koalacore Clothing is a clothing company dedicated to the prevention of animal abuse. They donate proceeds to a different nonprofit animal...