Tara has been a live sound engineer in Pittsburgh for the past three years. Her technical experience began in high school where she learned sound and lighting design. Tara was a technical intern with Pittsburgh’s Quantum Theatre, and host of A Live Show, a weekly live band broadcast on 88.3FM, and has produced many shows on Pittsburgh's internet radio station, The River's Edge. She has worked with various production companies in Pittsburgh and continues to work as a freelance engineer. She is currently also a student pursuing an advanced degree at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC).
December 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 15 mins
anjroy, bachelor boys, bachelor boys band, creativity, erika laing, family, female, feminism, frontwoman, greensburg, husband, indie rock, jocelyn rent, mother, motherhood, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, singer, tara molesworth, the rents, vocalist, women
Busy lead vocalist Jocelyn Rent joins Petticoat Rule to talk about balancing her creative roles in Pittsburgh-based bands Anjroy, The Rents and Bachelor Boys with her family life as a mother of two little ones.
December 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
creative writer, creative writing, creativity, drummer, erika laing, essential machine, family, family band, female, female drummer, feminism, greensburg, husband, indie rock, karen dietrich, memoir, mother, motherhood, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, poet, poetry, son, synth, tara molesworth, woman drummer, women, writing
Lady drummer Karen Dietrich of Pittsburgh-based indie rock band Essential Machine joins Petticoat Rule to discuss how she has uniquely integrated her passions for music, writing, and family into one full creative life.
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.