Brooklyn singer Renata Zeiguer is not much for self-congratulation, even though she would be entitled to brag for days about having recorded Old Ghost, a quiet stunner of an album—full of catchy, well-constructed indie-pop songs that are more complex than they seem. Then again, when you’re as intuitive a songwriter and musician as Zeiguer is, there’s no need to talk yourself up.
Perhaps without even realizing it, Brian Fallon buries an interpretive key to his songs in the lyrics on his new solo album. “We sold our souls on the fantasies we found in records and black-and-white movies,” Fallon sings on “Etta James,” and it’s all right there: peak Springsteen and early Brando, absorbed through late nights and too many cigarettes. The combination has served Fallon well on five albums by the Gaslight Anthem, as well as a previous solo LP, Painkillers, in 2016.
Years ago, when Wilco played a show at the Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., singer Jeff Tweedy greeted the crowd in the compact 748-capacity club by saying, “It’s great to be back in a tertiary market!”It was a smart-aleck remark, but Tweedy wasn’t necessarily joking. Playing shows in smaller cities outside the major-market hipster corridors has helped Wilco and plenty of other acts build stable careers in an era of music-industry tumult.
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".