After seven years of commuting between Texas and California, drummer John Clardy has finally left Tarrant County for good. Clardy, who grew up in Colleyville, became the drummer for the Sacramento-based math rock three-piece Tera Melos in 2008, but it's easy to understand why he had a hard time leaving North Texas. Despite Tera Melos' sizable cult following, the free rent and practice space were just too good to give up. “A lot of it was [that] I could practice at home,” Clardy tells the Observer.
North Texas has four Top 40 pop stations, including one that replaced the legendary Edge late last year. We've also got quite a few country stations, which makes sense. Those can attract wide audiences. But the terrestrial music radio scene in DFW also includes a handful of stations that foster the weird and experimental. Here are some of the best local shows on the radio dial.
Deep Ellum music venue Canton Hall was set to open its doors for the first time tonight with a show by Canadian rock band Theory of a Deadman, but the show has been postponed. The second coming of the space that once housed Deep Ellum Live, shuttered in 2004, has run into “unforeseen construction delays,” according to a press release that went out late Monday afternoon. "It's not going to open tomorrow,” creative director Gavin Mulloy told the Observer on Monday. “It won't be ready."
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 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
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".