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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: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Start The Beat 107: ALLEGRA

For the 107th episode I sat down with singer/songwriter ALLEGRA for a talk about influences, self-recording, discovering the "scene" and becoming a part of it. ALLEGRA also just released a new EP and has a record release show coming up which we talked about as well. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

MUSIC: http://allegraband.com/album/my-legs-are-growing
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/allegrabandmusic/
RELEASE SHOW INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/714834558657621/
 
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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Oct 30, 2016
Start The Beat 106: DYLAN & SPENCER of FULL OF HELL

For the 106th episode I sat down with Dylan and Spencer from the band FULL OF HELL for a talk about their influences as creators, electronic music, the current state of "modern" extreme music and where exactly they fit into all of it. Awesome talk. Great band. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: http://www.fullofhell.com/
BANDCAMP: https://fullofhell.bandcamp.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/fullofhell/

 
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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Oct 20, 2016
Start The Beat 105: DAVID BUBENHEIM of PET CLINIC

For the 105th episode I sat down with David B of the band Pet Clinic and talked about the 24/7 hustle of being in a DIY band and why it's even worth the effort in the first place. We also dive into his personal background and discuss some of the things that helped make David the David he is today. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 

COLOR PHOTO by Olivia Fennick
B&W PHOTO
by Christopher Sprowls

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: http://www.petclinicmusic.com/
MUSIC: https://petclinicmusic.bandcamp.com/
VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/user/petclinicband

 
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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Oct 19, 2016
Start The Beat 104: BRANDON LEHMAN of MACE BALLARD & SWISS ARMY

For the 104th episode I sat down with Brandon Lehman of the bands Mace Ballard & Swiss Army for a talk about his influences as a singer/songwriter and the all too familiar struggle juggle of multiple projects. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

MACE BALLARD: https://www.facebook.com/MaceBallard
SWISS ARMY: https://www.facebook.com/swissarmymusic
 
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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Oct 18, 2016
Start The Beat 103: C. SCOTT

For the 103rd episode I sat down with music producer extraordinaire C. Scott for a talk about the Pittsburgh music scene, hip-hop, house music, making beats, vinyl records and everything in his life that has brought him to where he is today. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/c-scott
THE PITTSBURGH DIARIES: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/c-scott-the-pittsburgh-diaries/620941-01/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cscott412/
TWITTER: @cscott412
INSTAGRAM: @cscott412
 
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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Oct 17, 2016
Start The Beat 102: BRENDAN COPE of WILLIAM FORREST

For the 102nd episode I sat down with Brendan from the band William Forrest for a talk about his band, his influences, his day to day life and everything that goes into being an independent artist trying to carve their own little space in a very, very big rock. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WF BANDCAMP: http://williamforrest.bandcamp.com/
WF FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/williamforrestband
TWITTER: @William0Forrest

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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Oct 11, 2016
Start The Beat 101: NATHANIAL DIBERT of SPACEFISH

For the 101st episode I sat down with Nate from local American Gothic band Spacefish for a talk about his origins and influences as a singer/songwriter. We also talk about all of the creative energy that goes into Spacefish and learn a lot about the bands past, present and future. OoOoOoOoOOOOoooo. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 


LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: http://www.spish.tv/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetSpacefish
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/spish.tv
INSTAGRAM: @spish.tv
TWITTER: @spish_tv

"EARTH JOKES" ALBUM RELEASE PARTY INFO:
https://www.facebook.com/events/260989337628201/

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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

Oct 3, 2016
Start The Beat 100: MATT VERY of VERY TIGHT RECORDINGS (ROUND TWO)

For the 100th episode (WOW OMG) I sat down with long time friend and pro sound wizard Matt Very for a talk about how things have been going over at his recording studio and get some behind the scenes insight on what it's like running a DIY business built literally from the ground up. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

WEBSITE: http://verytightrecordings.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/VeryTightRecordings/
INSTAGRAM: @mattverytight
TWITTER: @mattverytight

START THE BEAT - EPISODE 004 w/ MATT VERY:
http://startthebeat.libsyn.com/episode-004-matt-very

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SIKES TWITTER: twitter.com/therealsikes
SIKES INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/therealsikes
SIKES FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therealsikes
START THE BEAT FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast
RATE & REVIEW ON ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG

www.therealsikes.com

Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

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