Taking notes from terrific reissue labels like Numero Group and Soul Jazz, Analog Africa has focused exclusively on releases from the musically rich depths of Africa. On their latest compilation, Pop Makossa, the German label focuses on a microcosm of dance music, showcasing sounds coming out of Cameroon during the worldwide disco and funk era.Featuring a dozen tracks, the stories behind the artists involved come off just as captivating as the music included.
Cheekily greeting the crowd for the first time since his 1981 Hard Promises Tour, even Tom Petty was aware that his return the nation's capital was long overdue: "It's nice to be in Ottawa for a change," he quipped.Closing out the city's sprawling ten-day Bluesfest, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers filled the massive grounds of LeBreton Flats Park for their much-anticipated Sunday night (July 16) headlining slot.
The looming threat of a thunderstorm put a damper on Anderson .Paak's much-awaited Ottawa debut, but the California musician assured each and every person who turned out for his Friday night co-headlining performance wouldn't regret a single moment of it.Hitting the stage with his four-piece band, the Free Nationals, .Paak required nary a song or two to get the crowd amped up, immediately leaping onto a riser at the front of the stage, urging the crowd to "Get ready to party!"
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".