Warren Zevon released his third album 40 years ago today. He titled it "Excitable Boy" after what would become the fourth best-known song on the record. "Werewolves of London" -- released in April 1978 -- was Zevon's only charting hit and a song that has attained a howling ubiquity. "Lawyers, Guns and Money" became one of his better known and more frequently covered songs.
Just over 50 years ago, John McEuen - a kid from Oakland who fell under the spell of the banjo - joined a group of Californians who were streamlining rock and roots music as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The band celebrated the milestone anniversary with a tour last year, and then McEuen pulled the ripcord. "You could mainly just say it was a difference of opinion," McEuen says. "It reached the point where the only thing we could agree on is where to eat."
David Byrne has set an April 28 date in Houston. Byrne will perform on the lawn at White Oak Music Hall. Byrne last played Houston in 2012 with St. Vincent. His last solo show here was 2009 at Jones Hall. He seemed to enjoy the venue, but as a bicyclist found the city a little unforgiving. He's on tour behind "American Utopia" -- his first release since his St. Vincent collaboration six years ago -- due March 9.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".