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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.

Jun 22, 2017

You wanna talk about recording music, growing up and reminisce about the "scene" days of the scene? You're in luck! This week I sit down with long time pal Brad Brunazzi of the band Arcane Haven for a talk about all of this and more. Sit back, relax and lets Start The Beat! 


Jun 15, 2017

Hey! Do you enjoy craft beers and underground music? This week I crack open a couple cold ones with Tony "T-Funk" Thomas from the band Solarburn & Full Pint Brewing Company to discuss our interests in the wide world of beer and his experiences being a independent musician with a history longer and more diverse...

Jun 8, 2017

Hey! Do you like having funnnnnn? The 4th River Music Fest is just around the corner and if you aren't already excited about this then you're about to be. My friend (and previous guest of the show) Joey Schuller is back to give us a crash course on everything going down this year at the 3 day long festival and let us...

Jun 1, 2017

Wanna talk about Nu-Metal? This week I take a huge nostalgia trip with my friend David Yarkovsky as we share our thoughts on the ridiculous music we grew up with and discuss how some of these bands have also grown with us. Dave plays in some really good bands and we talk about that too. Grab your favorite pair of...