Sikes | Pittsburgh Indie Hip Hop & Podcast News

Sikes is an Indie Hip-Hop artist & producer from Pittsburgh, PA. He also hosts a weekly podcast focused on the Pittsburgh Music & Entertainment scene called Start The Beat with Sikes.

January 2K18 Update: Just a quickie. ;-)

On Episode 157 of Start The Beat I sit down with musician, teacher, DIY touring guru and fellow podcaster Joey Molinaro for a talk about creating art with no boundries and doing whatever it takes to share it with the world. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat!

Explore the world of Joey Molinaro on his website.

Watch a clip from the conversation below and stream the full episode below that! 

If you are new to Start The Beat or haven't listened in a while there are plenty of fantastic conversations available here on the website. Start The Beat w/ Sikes is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts! Subscribe and never miss a beat! 

I also recently uploaded a new episode of One Minute Or Less featuring A Basic Guide on How to Get Things Done! Check it out on my Facebook page below.

You can also watch every episode of One Minute Or Less on my YouTube page. Follow this link for a playlist of every episode and slam that SUBSCRIBE button if you'd like to keep up with my channel. I'd like it. Just saying. ;-)

Also, I just wanted to remind everyone that Greywalker is having a Live Music Video shoot this Friday, January 26th 2018 at The Smiling Moose in the Southside of Pittsburgh, PA. We have an awesome line up and we're doing some cool promos for the event. Check the video below for more details and a link to the event page!

Click through the flyer for more info! 

Click through the flyer for more info! 

Hope to see all of you this weekend at the Greywalker video shoot! As always keep an eye out for more episodes of Start The Beat and One Minute Or Less. New Greywalker album this year. New Sikes&TNV album this year. Some cool collaborations in the works and plenty more! Good vibes all around. Talk again soon!

Support Local Music, Art & Beer At These Upcoming Events!

Raise your horns and glasses high! We've been working really hard behind the scenes over the past few months getting everything prepared for Brewtal Beer Fest 2 and next week we will finally reveal those details to the world! In the meantime though we have set up a couple events to get things started. Lets talk about it! 



This Friday, July 14th we will be kicking everything off with our first Band & Brewery collaboration release of the year! Argus & Big Rail Brewing have teamed up to create "Summer Of Helles" and it will be available for maximum consumption at this event. Check out this video for more info on the collaboration and the event! 

A few weeks later we are going to be teaming up with Redfishbowl to take over Black Forge Coffee House for an insane party featuring live music, live painting, a freshly installed art exhibit and of course, plenty of BEER! Check out all of the details on the flyer below.  



Again, we so excited for both of these events and even more excited to announce the details for Brewtal Beer Fest 2! If Beer & Extreme Music are your thing then you really need to be involved with this awesome community we are starting to build. Keep an eye out for more details in the near future and if you're super bored check out this extended conversation from my interview with Argus & Big Rail Brewing. See you in the pit! 

Dance Parties, Music Festivals and Rap Shows THIS WEEKEND!

It's fucking summer which means you're supposed to go out and play shows or whatever. This month in particular has been over the top busy for me and the gang. We got a few more events coming up to round out the month and if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend from dance parties to music festivals to DIY Rap shows we got you covered. 

This Friday (June 16th, 2017) I will be hosting & DJing the Myspace Nite Dance Party at Brillobox alongside DJ Wyatt.  Dance, dance all night to your favorites from the “Myspace era” including: Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, From First To Last, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Chiodos, 3OH!3, Paramore, Brand New, All Time Low, Cute Is What We Aim For, Motion City Soundtrack, New Found Glory, LMFAO, Mayday Parade, Metro Station, Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship, AFI, Good Charlotte & more! 

This weekend is also the 4th River Music Fest which is a 3 Day DIY Festival full of Music! Food! Art! Poetry! Workshops! Zines! Sideshows! Fire Performance and Good Folks! We're performing on Saturday (June 17th, 2017) at 6:40PM but there are fantastic things happening the entire weekend.

I also recently recorded an episode of Start The Beat highlighting the 4th River Music Fest with my pal Joey Schuller who is an amazing human AND one of the people responsible for organizing the event. Check out the conversation below and learn all about the fest!  

After our performance this Saturday (June 17th, 2017) at the 4th River Music Fest we'll be shooting straight over to The Smiling Moose to play THIS BANGER alongside longtime friends Amuck, Basick Sickness & Moemaw Naedon. I have never met CPX3 before but I'm sure they are a nice person. Regardless, this lineup is STACKED and a great way to close out the weekend. I'm just happy to actually be on a Hip-Hop bill for once. It's been a while since I've played a show with other rappers. Wurdle turtle. 

After these shows we'll be taking a break for about a month to focus on getting the new album recorded but we'll be back for the Deutschtown Music Festival - 5th Annual on July 15th on the Allegheny City Brewing stage. Long story short you have a lot of opportunities to catch us over the next month and there's something for everyone so you have no friggin excuse. Come dance!