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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: April, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

Holy smokes!!! It's the 3 Year Anniversary of Start The Beat! Join me as I sit down with my friends Byron Nash, Meg Fair, Mike Hitt, Lexa Terrestrial & Brett Shumaker for a conversation recorded live at Black Forge Coffee House! We discuss our experiences as working artists and exchange some thoughts on how we can all contribute to make a better “scene”. Get inspired. Get involved. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!

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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
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Apr 18, 2017

For the 128th episode of Start The Beat I sat down with Dennis Childers and Steve Sciulli of the band Carsickness. For those of you who don't know, Carsickness was an Art Punk/No Wave band from Pittsburgh who primarily existed from 1979-1982 and are considered to be one of the most influential bands to emerge from the prolific Pittsburgh Punk scene of the late 1970s.

Dennis from Carsickness is also one of the curators for the Non-Punk Pittsburgh exhibit currently showing at the Space gallery on Liberty Ave in Downtown PGH which is a retrospective of the music and arts during the fall of the industrial revolution that opened the door for the vibrant arts community Pittsburgh has today.

I talk with Dennis and Steve about what the music scene was like in Pittsburgh during the late 70’s/early 80’s and compare it a bit to how things are today. Even after Carsickness, Dennis & Steve have both continued to write music and play in bands together throughout the years and are still at it today!

At Get Hip Records, we just re-released some of the original Carsickness material, re-mastered on Vinyl & CD and they are hosting a release party for it on April 21st at the Non-Punk Pittsburgh event. They will be performing together live for the first time in a long time alongside The Full Counts & The Nox Boys. It’s a FREE event. Be There if you can!

Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

CARSICKNESS on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/carsickness/
NON-PUNK PITTSBURGH on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/NonPunkPittsburgh
CARSICKNESS Release Show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1011585828971666/

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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



Apr 11, 2017

For the 127th episode I sat down with my homies Bob & Steven from the PGH Punk/Crossover band Arm Wrestling Club to discuss all things Punk and not Punk Rock. What even is Punk Rock anymore? Listen and find out. Maybe? Whatever. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

http://armwrestlingclub.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pg/ArmWrestlingClubPGH/

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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

Apr 4, 2017

For the 126th episode I sat down with my friends in the Grownup Human Comic People for a conversation recorded live at the 2017 Pittsburgh Retro Gaming Convention! My intensions were to discuss the influence of comic books and music on video games throughout the years but as expected, things took a bit of a turn... Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!

LINKS RELATED TO THIS CONVERSATION:

http://pittsburghretrogaming.com/
http://grownuphumans.com/

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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 & Grownup Human Comic People are both part of the Epicast family.

www.epicastnetwork.com

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