Hi ~ I'm Erika! Tara and I created Petticoat Rule with a vision to learn about how successful creatives accomplish their goals while also increasing coverage of female musicians and other talented women involved in the male-dominated music industry. By day I'm a neuroscientist and by night I'm a song-writing multi-instrumentalist, a creative non-fiction writer, and the front woman for the Pittsburgh-based art rock band, Working Breed.
November 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 38 mins
appalachian, appalasia, banjo, chinese, conception, dulcimer, erhu, erika laing, family, female, female musician, feminism, feminist, fertility, folk, fusion, girl scouts, hurdy gurdy, mimi jong, motherhood, music, musician, pennsylvania, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, podcast, songwriting, sue powers, tara molesworth, woman, women
Cultural folk fusion artists Mimi Jong and Sue Powers from the spellbinding trio AppalAsia visit Petticoat Rule, inspiring us as two very different women finding inspiriting joy in their unique collaboration.
November 6th, 2017 | 1 hr 8 mins
addi twigg, back off, comedy, contentment, creativity, erika laing, female, feminism, harassement, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, pop, productivity, rock and roll, singer, soul, steeler ladies, steelers, tara molesworth, the telephone line, vocalist, women
Belting songstress Addi Twigg from Pittsburgh-based pop-soul rock band The Telephone Line joins Petticoat Rule to discuss her need to let the songs out, her fervent feminism, and how she balances contentment with achievement.
October 23rd, 2017 | 1 hr 36 mins
action camp, activism, afrofuturism, appalachian, bitch planet, doom pop, doula, empathy, erika laing, female, female musician, feminism, feminist, garter shake, gender bending, maura jacob, midwife, music, musician, pennsylvania, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, podcast, post-punk, punk, punk rock, social work, synth, tara molesworth, the freshes, tribute, woman, women
Authentic and compassionate, Maura Jacob of Pittsburgh's doom pop punk band Action Camp steps into the studio to chat about how she fights for the vulnerable through her music and her social work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 4th, 2017 | 1 hr
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.