About the Show
This is Petticoat Rule, a radio program dedicated to unraveling the mystery of creative productivity by examining the lives of women involved in the music industry. Each episode aims to develop an intimacy with the artist so as to illuminate her unique relationship with her creative spirit. We hope to inspire listeners to put in the work and unleash their unique inventive talents!
The Sparkle Pony Episode
October 9th, 2017
1 hr 17 mins
bass, creativity, erika june christina laing, erika laing, female, feminism, fiddle, folk, lewin barringer, mist covered mountains, molly hebert-wilson, mom, mother, mother-daughter relationship, motivation, music, musician, overcoming, petticoat rule, philadelpia, pittsburgh, productivity, rare spirits, singer, singer-songwriter, songwriting, sparkle pony, sunshine superman, tara molesworth, teacher, the waysties, valentina raffaelli, valentina sounds, vocalist, voice, women
Vocalist Valentina Raffaelli and bassist Molly Hebert-Wilson from the Philadelphia-based folk band Sparkle Pony stop by the Petticoat Rule studio to share their many motivating strategies for overcoming one's inner critic while inspiring us with their down-to-earth dedication to their craft.
The Melanie Stangl Episode
September 25th, 2017
1 hr 2 mins
creativity, erika laing, female, feminism, guitar, journalism, melanie stangl, music, music journalism, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, rock and roll, singer, singer-songwriter, sound scene express, tara molesworth, women, writing
Music journalist Melanie Stangl joins Petticoat Rule, sharing many inspirational productivity and writing tips while discussing her journey to reporting for the entertainment industry.
The Phat Man Dee Episode
September 12th, 2017
1 hr 16 mins
activism, black lives matter, body, chanteuse, circus, erika laing, fat, female, female musician, feminism, feminist, freak, individuality, jazz, justice, liz berlin, love, music, musician, petticoat rule, phat, phat man dee, pittsburgh, podcast, rusted root, self love, self-love, singer, social justice disco, tara molesworth, uniqueness, woman, women
Jazz chanteuse and cultural icon Phat Man Dee joins Petticoat Rule to talk about activism through music, respecting history through your creations, and learning to embrace your uniqueness.
The Ladyfest Episode
September 10th, 2017
1 hr 12 mins
brazilian wax, diy, erika laing, female, female musician, feminism, feminist, genderqueer, jen sabol, ladyfest, music, musician, non-binary, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, podcast, punk, punk rock, riot grrrl, steph flati, synth, synth pop, tara molesworth, the lopez, vulvapalooza, woman, women
Ladyfest Pittsburgh organizers Steph Flati and Jen Sabol stop by the Petticoat Rule studio to talk about putting together the weekend-long festival celebrating under-represented musicians. We also hear about their bands The Lopez and Brazilian Wax.
The Kiki from The Buckle Downs Episode
September 10th, 2017
1 hr 15 mins
amazing, black, buckle downs, creativity, erika laing, female, feminism, kiki, kiki brown, markila brown, markila kiki brown, minority, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, productivity, prog, rock, rock and roll, singer, singer-songwriter, soul, tara molesworth, the buckle downs, woman, women
Powerhouse vocalist Kiki Brown from The Buckle Downs joins Petticoat Rule to talk about how she balances her many roles including musician, mother, on-the-job problem-solver, vocal coach, soon-to-be wife, and black woman in the genre of rock and roll.
The Molly Alphabet Episode
September 4th, 2017
country, country-western, erika laing, female, female musician, feminism, molly alphabet, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, podcast, songer-songwriter, tara molesworth, western, woman, women
Country singer-songwriter Molly Alphabet joins Petticoat Rule to talk about her experiences as a woman playing Western music in the North.