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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.

New Art & A Couple Solo Shows!

I had a blast this weekend at the 3rd Annual Rhythm & Brews Festival. I met some great new people, saw some old friends, saw some good bands, drank some good beer, ate some good food and made new art! Check it out.

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I'm pretty stoked on how this turned out and I'm happy to be getting back into this stuff again. It feels great. More to come soon! 

Okay, Now back to the music bullshit. I said I was "done" with shows for the year but a couple things I had previously committed to got some late announcements and I've decided to honor my agreements and perform 2 more solo sets to round out the year. These 2 sets will be 110% all new material off the album I am currently recording. The first one will be this weekend at Arsenal Bowling Lanes for the 6th Annual RANT Festival in Lawrenceville. 

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For anyone in PGH who doesn't know, RANT is Lawrenceville's massive music annual outdoor/indoor walking tour concert. Sept. 1, 2, 3 Over 20 blocks! It is a multi-venue event. Offering 3 large outdoor stages during the daylight hours spanning all 3 Wards of Lawrenceville.. From Nieds Hotel to Arsenal Park and everywhere we can find a space in between.. . there will be music...

I don't think the other show I am playing has been officially announced yet so I'll hold my tongue for now BUT I can tell you that it's another huge festival happening in October at Mr. Smalls Theater. More details TBA. 

So yeah. I did some art and I'm playing a show this weekend. Come dance! 

Live Painting This Weekend at Rhythm & Brews & Other Art Things

Recently, I've been trying to get myself back into drawing and painting. It's going a little slow but I've done more stuff in the past couple months than I have in the past couple years so I'd say I'm at least on the right track.

Live Painting at the Brushes & Brews event on 08/05/17. 

Live Painting at the Brushes & Brews event on 08/05/17. 

This weekend I will be live painting again at the Rhythm & Brews Festival! Super stoked for it. Check the video and flyer below for more info.

For more info visit https://www.redfishbowl.com/

I'll wrap this up with a couple other "art" things I've done recently. If you're at the festival this weekend be sure to find me and say hi! 

Self Portrait. (2017)

Self Portrait. (2017)

"Whiplash Wit" Label Artwork for the new Greywalker beer collaboration we're doing with Penn Brewery and Maggie's Farm Rum! Available to the public at  Brewtal Beer Fest 2 ! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

"Whiplash Wit" Label Artwork for the new Greywalker beer collaboration we're doing with Penn Brewery and Maggie's Farm Rum! Available to the public at Brewtal Beer Fest 2! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Shameless plug. T-Shirts available for a Limited Time! 

Shameless plug. T-Shirts available for a Limited Time! 

More info on "Whiplash Wit" and Brewtal Beer Fest 2! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!