To NRBQ fans, Johnny Spampinato may be bassist Joey's brother and the guy who replaced departing guitarist Al Anderson in the band in 1994. But the younger Spampinato has long been a recognized talent in his own right, as a guitarist in the legendary Incredible Casuals, a band he still plays in. Since NRBQ is now founder Terry Adams and three new players, Johnny and Joey have formed the Spampinato Brothers.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones may be the best accidental band you'll ever hear. The group was born out a swan-song effort by founding members Jesse Phillips and Paul Janeway. The two had become close friends in a previous group which ended up disbanding. "Paul was in accounting school and I was working retail, looking at what the next thing would be for me -- like maybe start acting my age," Phillips said with a laugh in a recent telephone interview.
To younger generations, Peter Yarrow not be a household name. But if you put Yarrow in the context of a group named Peter, Paul and Mary, most people of any age would recognize it instantly. While that renowned folk group is no longer extant (or even possible due to the death of Mary Travers in 2009), Yarrow keeps the flame of vibrant and socially conscious folk music alive - as he still tours at the age of 78.
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".