Craig Martin, founder of Toronto-based Classic Albums Live, didn’t miss an opportunity in his phone interview to express confidence as well as a good deal of disdain. He didn’t mince words about the way cover bands, or “whimsical, weekend warriors” ruin his favorite music. He even said they “should be working at Burger King.”And ironically, it was with this conviction that Martin maxed out credit cards and exhausted his savings to launch Classic Albums Live in 2003.
There are times when I wake up crying, for no reason at all. In these moments, I feel paralyzed, like I’m bolted to my bed. I wonder how I can take a shower and put clothes on, let alone go to my job and put words on a page. If this is how I feel during the winter months, how do artists who have to share their most vulnerable feelings to strangers feel?This question made me want to reach out to Josh Gray, a transparent singer-songwriter, who doesn’t hold back in his music.
Frederick’s own Scott Ambush has toured the world as the bassist of the longtime jazz fusion band, Spyro Gyra. But Ambush will be performing at Vini Culture on Saturday and Vini Culture is far from the international stages where Ambush dazzles audiences with his syncopated bass rhythms inspired by Larry Graham.
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".