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    There’s an article circulating the the Pittsburgh Music Scene is dead. You may have heard that, right? So often people who have been discouraged in the local industry utter those words at some point. It happens to everyone about something. Things pile up, you feel like you’re the only one fighting, you wonder why you’re still fighting. We’ve all felt that way, without hope and lost. What we need is someone to light the fire...

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. Her enlightening conversation also touches on her fascination with examples of social activism through science fiction and pop culture,as well as introspective topics such as the discomforts and pleasures of transitioning through the many stages of life. SPOTIFY: The Maura Jacob Playlist...

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    Coming out of Philadelphia, Pa is a very cool and funky vibe of Holy Smoke, recent visitors to our lovely city for the Steel City Showcase. A five piece heavy, psychedelic groove rock band formed in early formed in 2015, it’s members are David McNally (Vocalist/Lyrics), Brian Schmidt (Guitar), Justin Ulrich (Guitar), Aaron Morgan (Drums/Precussion), and Mike Forte (Bass). Not only do these guys put on a high energy performance on the stage, their five...

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. We also hear the rich stories behind the songs they share with us, about Valentina's experiences as a musician in her native country of Italy, and about Molly's beautiful musical relationship with her mother....