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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.

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...


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...


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!

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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...