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Saxophonist extraordinaire Abby Gross joins Petticoat Rule to share with us the ‘glamour’ of road life with soul-rock band The Commonheart as well as her passion for music education, and gives insight into what its like to write a song about something meaningful without using any lyrics. We also touch on the challenges of work-life balance as a professional musician on tour, and her long-term origins as a jazz player, embedded all the way back...

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     When you bring together some of the best known musicians from previous bands, you can rest assured that the resulting sound is going to be something amazing, and Reign of Z is no exception to that. Formed just this past year, this band has an appetite for success that they fulfill at every turn. Already hitting the studio, they have newly released singles, “Whispers in the Walls” and “Pray for Her”, both stunning...

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2 years ago3747 min

     “Disintegration in the Ozone Room” is the new CD from Skratch, a band out of Pittsburgh whose hobbies include melting faces, telling (almost) sinister tales about their beginnings and making music you really need to hear to understand the talent level of this band. With a list of influences that stretches across genre boundaries it’s no surprise they consider their music to fall into many of those categories, which can be difficult, but...

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Jazz singer Avi Diamond joins Petticoat Rule to reveal how the experience of getting a degree in music therapy has shaped her songwriting and her life. Along the way, she gives us insight into the process of professionally training as a vocal performer while demystifying the domain of music therapy, its purpose, its procedures, and how it can form powerful connections even with non-verbal individuals. SPOTIFY: The Avi Diamond Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in...

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Ok, boys and girls, I have found you a hard rock/metal band that’s hot, sexy, and driven to be one of the best…but we all know we like our edgy heroes to have a sweet spot..so how about one of the bands hoping to make the Pittsburgh scene a more positive place, too? If you want all that and a band who’s bios can read like a monster truck advert – keep reading. Winter’s Decent...

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Classically trained dancer Anna Thompson of the unique dance-plus-electronica duo Slowdanger joins Petticoat Rule to share her journey of self-expression by developing musicianship to enhance her avant-garde dance movement. We also learn what the gender dynamics of the dance world are like, and about how she bucks the system while making body movement work accessible to everyone through her cross-platform performances as well as teaching. Don’t miss out on her specially curated Spotify playlist! SPOTIFY:...