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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 25, 2017

It's a whole new format this week on Start The Beat as I abandon my standard format and everything I know about "professional" podcasting. My guests this week are The Danzas. We talk about Punk Rock, getting old and not taking life too seriously. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat! 

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May 19, 2017

Look. I love good food and good drinks and if you have not been to Scratch F&B yet you’re truly messing up! Today I sit down with Don Mahaney, the man with the plan behind Scratch for a talk about owning and operating a restaurant and discuss the interesting parallels between the restaurant and music business....


May 12, 2017

Give me a couple mics and a bunch of beer then throw me into a arts fest and watch what happens! Follow me on this mystical journey through space and time as I talk with a variety of guests and enjoy some live music at the Paint Jam! Featuring conversations and music from Randall Coleman (REDD BRAND APPAREL), 


May 4, 2017

If you’re into healthy food, heavy metal guitars, digital marketing and building Earthships this conversation is 110% for you. Join me as I sit down with Gabriel Zydeco Mangold (Delusions Of Grandeur, The Harvest Colour & More) for an insightful conversation on productively juggling everything in your life and...