Say sayonara to summer this week as we ring in a season that promises pumpkins, picnics in the park and (hopefully) lower electricity bills. This week, an impressive music lineup will fill your heart with nostalgia and perhaps introduce you to your new favorite band. Depeche Mode, The Church and Chris Isaak are just a few topping the bill this week. Alt-pop darling Banks and Dum Dum Girl Frankie Rose will also be in town to offer some fresh new music off their latest albums.
This week's music lineup is the most impressive we've seen in a few months, spanning everything from Dallas-bred alt-country to experimental music and bubblegum pop. The former Dallasites of Dark Rooms return to town for a show at Club Dada on Monday, former '90s boy band Hanson proves it's still got what it takes to fill House of Blues on Tuesday night and Janet Jackson finally plays her rescheduled American Airlines Center show Thursday night.
As we bid adieu to the hottest month of the year, September already proves it's going to be better than August, and not just because it starts us off with a three-day weekend. There's plenty of great music to get excited about. Nineties alternative darlings Goo Goo Dolls play a relocated show Wednesday night at Starplex Pavilion, Sturgill Simpson plays Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Friday night and the Melvins take over Trees Saturday.
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".