Patrick Coman begins his new album, “Tree of Life,” on a pirate ship in the fog at midnight (possibly with Tom Waits as his first mate). At least that’s how opening track “Heartbeat” feels, with boot heels stomping on warped planks, rattling chains and a fatal loneliness. The song’s vibe is hypnotic, but Coman doesn’t stay in it long. A fixture in the Boston Americana scene, the singer-songwriter has no fear of sonic wandering, and “Tree of Life” is proof.
The national media spent much of early 1996 focused on radicals in rural Montana. First, news crews flocked to the state’s eastern plains as the FBI engaged in an 81-day spring standoff with the Montana Freemen. Then, on April 3, they turned west to Lincoln when news broke that federal agents had arrested the Unabomber, the anarchist who had killed three people and injured 23 others in a 17-year nationwide letter-bombing campaign.
In the last year, Mike Garson has performed with Sting, Seal, Lorde, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. The keyboardist is damn proud of those collaborations. But they are nothing next to his time with David Bowie. Garson, who collaborated with Bowie longer than any other musician, is currentlyon tour championing the catalog of his old employer and friend. Garson and a group of other Bowie bandmates will play the hits and deep cuts Feb. 16 at Chevalier Theatre in Medford.
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".