Package tours remain a great way for fans to see multiple acts they enjoy without having to pay the exorbitant ticket prices it would take to see each act individually. Take the Retro Futura Tour, a tour that features six New Wave-era acts on the same bill: Howard Jones, The English Beat, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Paul Young and Katrina Leskanich (of Katrina and the Waves). It comes to the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence tonight and the Lynn Auditorium in Lynn on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
You hear it often how a successful performer wants to take time off to be with the family, but Mark O'Connor has sort of flipped that idea on its head. Rather than get off the road to be with his family, O'Connor decided to bring his family on the road with him. And not just on the tour bus, but on the stages and in the shows.
Barry Goudreau has built a lifetime of credibility from his work with the classic-rock group Boston, but the passage of time and exposure to new styles of music can often lead musicians down new roads. Such was the case with Goudreau, the former Boston guitarist who now leads Barry Goudreau's Engine Room, which comes to the Tupelo Music Hall in Derry on Friday night. Goudreau's path took a bit of a detour about a year and a half ago.
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".