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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. We also talk about techniques for handling ‘mansplaining’ and the complex relationship dynamics that arise amongst individuals working together in a band. Don’t miss out on her specially curated Spotify playlist! SPOTIFY: The Jocelyn Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in...

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HOOKED ON REPTILES!!!!!!!!        While there are many events in the Pittsburgh area each year involving music, this was certainly a first in my book. A full day of fun that involved some of the more… interesting… sides of of many. On display were reptiles of all types from mundane to the exotic and the same could be said for those in attendance. Groups of happy people in street clothes to Gothic styles, and...

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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. We also talk about the struggles, anxieties, and joys associated with maintaining a creative life throughout motherhood, as well as her journey to finding comfort in her own being through the pursuit of self-discovery. Don’t miss out on her specially curated Spotify...

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     I love to bring you gems of bands you’re going to love, and this week is no exception. I was given the music of ATL&S to review and it turned into one of those bright moments in a day. As soon as the music began I knew I’d be smiling while I wrote this. After listening it didn’t even surprise me that their genre listing on their facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ATLS-188055511696072/, had not one...