Earlier this year, pop-rock trio Hanson embarked on the Middle Of Everywhere: 25th Anniversary Tour to commemorate the anniversary of the formation of the band (Hanson’s debut album Middle Of Nowhere also turned 20 earlier this year). The brothers joined us last week for an AVC Session, and talked about their recently released Christmas album, Finally It’s Christmas, which includes their version of holiday classics like “Winter Wonderland” and “Blue Christmas.”
The last time we saw the guys from Minus The Bear, they were destroying our Undercover sign during an awesome cover of Fugazi’s “Waiting Room.” A couple months after the fact and we’ve (mostly) forgiven them. To bury the hatchet, we sat down with them at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago to talk about their biggest musical influences, which include obvious picks (Pink Floyd), and a few surprises (The Cardigans).
Sir Patrick Stewart was raised in a violent household where he witnessed his father routinely beat his mother while the authorities did nothing. Greatly influenced by this experience, he’s spent much of his career speaking out against domestic violence. In the video above, he calls on men to take responsibility for violence against women and talks about his work with Amnesty International.
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".