Tank & the Bangas pay homage to New Orleansâ€™ musical heritage by evolving it. Since winning NPR's Tiny Desk contest this year, soul/hip-hop/poetry amalgamators Tank & the Bangas have gone into hyperdrive. "It's a show almost every day instead of every other day," says vocalist/poet Tarriona "Tank" Ball, calling from a two-day stand at the Minnesota State Fair. "We're rarely home." "Home" is New Orleans' 8th Ward, where Ball grew up.
By the time Jean Caffeine arrived in mid-Eighties Austin to ignite her All-Nite Truck Stop, she'd already lived several musical lives. DJ at NYC's Danceteria in the age of Haring, drummer for Pulsallama alongside Ann Magnuson, the native New Yorker began it all on the opposite coast, embedded in San Francisco's incipient punk scene against the backdrop of the Sex Pistols' final performance at Winterland, Harvey Milk's assassination, and the White Night riots.
Though not as prominent as International Artists brethren like the 13th Floor Elevators and Bubble Puppy, the Golden Dawn whittled a niche all their own in emergent Texas psychedelia. Listening to 1968's Power Plant in retrospect, you can easily trace South Austin-bred bandleader George Kinney's forward path.
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
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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".