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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.

Feb 16, 2016

For the 74th episode I got to sit down with Justin Nixon for another conversation about his recently released animated stop motion film Battery Life. The last time he was on the show things were still in the earlier stages of production. Now that the film has been completed and released to the public, I wanted to sit...


Dec 15, 2015

For the 69th episode I sit down with Dan Palermo for one of the most off the wall talks I have had to date and I don't even know how to put it all into words. To be honest, It may be best if you're as blind going into this as I was when I sat down with Dan to record this episode. All I knew about him before we met this...


Dec 1, 2015

For the 67th episode I sat down with musician, film director & author Jason Martinko for a talk about his love of music, horror and old-school adult films! We discuss the various projects he has worked on over the years, his experiences being such a diverse content creator as well as what lies on the horizon for this...


Aug 26, 2014

For the 21st episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend Justin for a crazy awesome conversation about his passion for filmmaking. I highly recommend checking out his websites before listening to this conversation if you have the chance. You can stop by justinanixon.com and vimeo.com/justinanixon to take a look...