– When the lights are on inside the Silver Dome Ballroom at night as you approach it from Hwy. 10, it looks like a UFO that landed in the middle of Wisconsin farm country. By day, it somehow looks even weirder. “I tell people in Minneapolis, it’s this crazy, watermelon-shaped structure,” said Black Diet guitarist Mitch Sigurdson, 22, a Neillsville native whose band recently played the historic venue about an hour east of Eau Claire. From the inside, the Silver Dome really takes hold.
I’ve heard a lot of complaints from musicians about Austin’s South by Southwest Music Conference over the years, but the one Sonny Knight told me in 2014 — after he powered through eight performances in five days — made all the rest seem so namby-pamby. “Having fought in Vietnam, I don’t like being in a chaotic crowd,” the great Twin Cities soul singer said, describing his flashback-like nervousness during the oversized industry festival.
Since when does Prince let his drummer’s hometown come before his own? The Funk Assassin of Chanhassen has announced that his Hit and Run Tour -- which popped up all over Europe last summer -- will now be rolling across the United States. For the first date on the trek next weekend, he and his band 3rdEyeGirl will run to Louisville, Ky., home of drummer Hannah Welton. There’s no word on where they’ll go next. There’s not even confirmation on which Louisville venue (or venues?) will get them.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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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.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".