JUNE 2K18. It's the most busiest time of the year. Stuff is crazy but a good crazy. Not a bad crazy. I haven't been sleeping well. I don't mind. Let's talk about it.
Played a really awesome Sikes set over the weekend in Pittsburgh and met lots of awesome people. Huge thanks to the promoters, artists and everyone who came out sang along to my shit. That was really cool.
Huge thanks to @threeriverscircus for having me out last night! I had a blast performing with everyone and met some really awesome people. Really grateful for the opportunity to share my tunes with new people. Next show is on June 23rd at @gethiprecords. Come through! #sikes #therealsikes #thenewviolence #pittsburgh #music #diy #hiphop #indiehiphop #localmusic #diymusic #livehiphop #rap #indierap #indierapper #pittsburgh #pghhiphop #pghmusic #underground #undergroundhiphop #undergroundrap #undergroundmusic #pittsburghmusic #unsigned #unsignedartist #musicislife
My next show will be with The New Violence behind me on June 23rd at the Get Hip Records Warehouse! We're playing with this insanely rad band from Mexico called Decartes A Kant. They are so fucking good. If you're in or around PGH this weekend you should seriously consider coming out to this event. My buddies in Felipe Pupo (Philly) and Cody Cody Jones are on the bill as well. Shit is nuts. Seriously.
Sikes&TNV recently got to play with a cool band from Brooklyn called Spirit Animal. Here's a little evidence from that.
Some clips from friends phones taken earlier this week at the gig. Thanks to @zackkeim and @battrishcrazy for coming through and capturing the Kodak™ moments. 😉 #sikes #therealsikes #thenewviolence #pittsburgh #music #diy #hiphop #indiehiphop #localmusic #diymusic #livehiphop #rap #indierap #indierapper #pittsburgh #pghhiphop #pghmusic #underground #undergroundhiphop #undergroundrap #undergroundmusic #pittsburghmusic #unsigned #unsignedartist #musicislife
In Greywalker news we are less than a month away from dropping our new album! We have a couple events coming up to celebrate. The first being our Dinner with Greywalker event this Thursday - June 14th at The Pear and The Pickle and the second being our Album Release Party on July 7th at The Rex Theater. Flyers and more info below!
Join us for a night of local heavy metal, independent film, delicious food and craft brews!
Pittsburgh headbangers Greywalker will be in the house giving a sneak preview of their new album "Without Control" along with an exclusive premiere of a short film made for the albums title track directed by Nathan King. Be one of the first people to hear the new album and see the video!!The kitchen will be open so come hungry. Beer from Penn Brewery and Rock Bottom will be available for all the grown ups. Open to the public. All ages welcome!
On the most recent episode of One Minute Or Less I put myself on blast a little bit... You see, I like a lot of music. This isn't a secret. However, theres still some stuff lurking in my record collection that might surprise you... Let's talk about a few reasonably embarrassing albums I own (and don't feel bad about) in ONE MINUTE OR LESS!
The past few weeks have brought us a few new episodes of Start The Beat. Check out some clips and links to full episodes below!
On Episode 169 I sit down with Jamie Fadden-Cannon for a talk about the recently launched women's storytelling series she runs called We Are The Weirdos. WATW is a a platform for women and those who identify as women to come and share their stories inspired by other story slams such as, NPR’s the Moth and RISK live. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!
On Episode 170 I sat down again with Mike Hitt for his 3rd appearance on the show. Mike is a musician, songwriter, producer and one of my favorite people on the planet to talk to. This time we get DEEEEP into conversation about the creative process, marketing, branding, self-discovery and so much more. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!
On Episode 171 Brendan Cope returns to the show for a talk about his new music project FOR REST and the artistic transformations he has made since we last spoke back on Episode 102 back in October of 2016. He is getting ready to drop some new material really soon and we dig deep into the creative process and the constant evolutions that exist within the mind of a hungry artist. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat!
START THE BEAT with SIKES is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Libsyn, Epicast or wherever else you get your podcasts!
Last thing I wanna talk about is that the next Myspace Nite is just around the corner!
Emo Night PGH presents:
Myspace Nite - Dance Party
with DJ's SIKES and Wyatt
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST HOSTS & PERFORMERS!!!
Bambi and Company | @bambiqween
at brillobox (Pittsburgh, PA)
Friday, June 15th 2018
10PM / $5 Cover / 21+
Dance, dance all night to your favorites from the “Myspace era” including: Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, Katy Perry, From First To Last, Gorillaz, The Used, Rhianna, Taking Back Sunday, Chiodos, 3OH!3, Paramore, Say Anything, M.I.A., All Time Low, Cute Is What We Aim For, Kanye West, Motion City Soundtrack, Soulja Boi, New Found Glory, LMFAO, Mayday Parade, Metro Station, Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship, AFI, Good Charlotte & more!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON MYSPACE NITE!
I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Oh well... If you wanna keep up to date with whatever I'm doing on a more frequent basis for whatever reason you can find me across almost all social media @therealsikes. Later gators.