The bats might be nervous, but the news will keep the heavy metal masses stoked. The hard rock icon Ozzy Osbourne will headline Sacramento’s Monster Energy Aftershock festival in October. Osbourne, who will be joined in his band by guitarist Zakk Wylde, caps a roster of nearly three dozen heavy metal and hard rock acts that will descend on Discovery Park come Oct. 21 - 22.
Some folks like to spike their morning cup of Joe with the occasional bit of whiskey, whether it’s an “Irish coffee” or a similar concoction. Here’s a way to switch up that morning brew with a taste of booze but without the woozy after-effects. Fire Dept. Coffee of Rockford, Ill., crafts a line of “spirit infused” coffees, including a version with bourbon that offers a nice caffeine kick with a complex taste. The bourbon essence is most pronounced in the smell.
Finally, after a winter that never seemed to end, the drench is gone and it’s time for musical fun in the sun. The approaching summer means that Northern California is about to hit Peak Music Festival, and the next few months will be filled with reggae, jam bands, punk, hip-hop and much more. In some cases, camping gear is recommended to make the most out of a vacation-like weekend of music. So, where to start?
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".