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.

More Metal, More K-Pop & More Beer! Upcoming Events + New Music.

Okay, Lets make this shit quick. There is a lot going on. Something for everyone. Fuck yeah. Party time. Here we go. 

First off, we FINALLY announced the details for Brewtal Beer Fest 2 and the lineup of bands & breweries is INSANE. We've been working really hard on this event all year and we're stoked that it's coming up so soon! Check the flyer above for basic details and for more info CLICK HERE. If you don't need to see anything else and just want to buy a ticket immediately CLICK HERE. Word up. 

Me and the Greywalker bois released a new track called "Gold Lust" this past week via Bandcamp. It's only a "Demo" recorded at our practice space but it's definitely a good appetizer for the full length we are gearing up to record this Fall/Winter. Give it a listen. I think it's pretty damn good TBH. 

Me and the homie DJ Naikou are going to be spinning at this upcoming K-Pop Dance Party over at James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy on August 2nd and this should be a pretty rad time. Excited to play a full night of K-Pop alongside my dude Naikou. If this seems like your kinda thing please come on down! For more info CLICK HERE.  

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Wrapping up Sikes gigs for the year me and Mandy will be taking the stage at this years VEGFEST on August 5th at Allegheny Commons Park East in the North Side. This will be our final live performance of the year as we are going to be taking the remainder of the year off to finish the new Sikes and The New Violence album and everything else that goes along with that. Which is a lot. The new album is sick though so get excited for it. I think you're gunna like it! 

On the same day as VEGFEST I will be packing up my gear and heading straight up to Black Forge Coffee House for BREWS & BRUSHES. A collaborative Art Show and Pre-Party for Brewtal Beer Fest 2. I am hosting the event and live painting alongside 8 other artists at the event. In addition, I will even have artwork on display for the first time in a LONG time at this event. SHEESH. Got some awesome bands playing and there will be plenty of beer as well. Fuck yeah. Should be an awesome time. Don't miss it! For more info CLICK HERE.

Okay, I think that is enough information for now. Time for a beer. Hope to see you at one of these events!! 

Boats, K-Pop, Final Sikes Shows of 2017 & A New Oldfears Song.

It's July already and that's just insane to me. Whatever. I got some stuff going on. Let's talk about it. 

Start The Beat: Episode 138 w/ Issac Holeva

LOOK! I am enjoying "cold ones with the boys". That's trendy now. Right? 

LOOK! I am enjoying "cold ones with the boys". That's trendy now. Right? 

This week I sit down with my friend Issac Holeva as he takes me for a little cruise down the Allegheny and we chat about how the Pittsburgh scene has developed over the past decade. Issac is involved with A LOT. Faded Industry Entertainment, Premier Innovations Group & Pittsburgh Norml just to name a few and this is an awesome talk with an experienced business mind that has plenty of experience under his belt. Sit back, relax and lets Start The Beat! 

If the player above does not work for you Start The Beat is available across many other platforms. Here are a few you may have heard of. 

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/startthebeatpodcast 
ITUNES: http://apple.co/1MXMNSG
STITCHER: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/start-the-beat-with-sikes


Sat. July 8: Bubblepop for Girls Rock

This is Red Velvet. I love them.  Listen to this  and  come dance  on Saturday at  Brillobox .

This is Red Velvet. I love them. Listen to this and come dance on Saturday at Brillobox.

Bubblepop is back and this time we are partying to benefit Girls Rock! Pittsburgh We'll be playing the best global pop, plus jams you will always love from the 80s, 90s and whatever universe we are in now.

Suggested donation of $5 benefits Girls Rock campers! This can help cover the cost of camp for these girls who just wanna rock n roll!

CLICK THIS FOR MORE INFO & STUFF


Sat. July 15: Deutschtown Music Festival

A FREE two-day indoor/outdoor music festival. July 14th & 15th in Pittsburgh's North Side.

A FREE two-day indoor/outdoor music festival. July 14th & 15th in Pittsburgh's North Side.

Sikes and The New Violence will be making our FINAL full band performance of 2017 on Saturday, July 15th at the Deutschtown Music Festival. We'll be performing at Allegheny City Brewing alongside some really great bands. Friends, beer and free live music? Sign me the fuck up. 

We play at 10PM. See the full lineup for the Allegheny City Brewing stage HERE and find out more about the entire festival HERE.


Sat. Aug 5: Pittsburgh VegFest

Pittsburgh VegFest is the largest gathering of food & animal lovers in the city! 

Pittsburgh VegFest is the largest gathering of food & animal lovers in the city! 

Wrapping up Sikes performances for the year, me and Mandy will be performing a set of all new material (sans live band) at VegFest! We'll be sharing the stage with a lot of good friends and eating lots of great vegan food. Depending on how things go they might have to roll my ass on and off that stage.

You can find out all you need to know about this glorious event HERE.

We'll be taking the remainder of the year off to focus on the next phase of Sikes and The New Violence. We have a new album to finish recording and a whole heck of a lot of stuff that comes along with that. I want to make this as awesome as I possibly can but it's going to take some time to do it. Especially with everything else going on like working on new material for THIS and THIS  and THIS as well as a couple new projects that I'm not even going to get into yet and THIS...


old hopes. old dreams. oldfears 2017.

If you've been around for a while you may or may not remember my time spent in oldfears. We played from 2010 - 2013. Then we stopped for a few years. Then, not too long ago we randomly got together and wrote a new song. Then recorded it. Then released it yesterday. It's called "Swing Back". I like it a lot. 

Maybe more will come soon. Maybe it won't. I genuinely have no idea.

Okay. That's enough for now. There's a lot coming up. I'll tell you about it later. Bye bye.