Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters wrecked things. Because it wields the powerful tool of music, the state's music community has tried to help rebuild what needs fixing with an array of benefit shows and fundraisers. Organizing all those tools neatly into one toolkit has recently become the Texas Music Office's most pressing objective. The TMO is an arm of the governor's office designed to create and promote business opportunities for the Texas music industry, and it oversees a vast network to do so.
You might expect taking a vinyl album home from a record release; but, could you imagine toting a work of sculptured art from such an event? Because of the band's affinity for all sorts of art mediums, Only Beast's fans will essentially be doing that if they snag a copy of the trio's new album from its show tonight at Walter's.
Thanks to Ben Folds, we now know that another way to escape floods and the damage they do is by paper plane. After "Phone In a Pool," the opening song to a remarkable solo set last night at House of Blues, Folds thanked the crowd for attending. A deluge of floodwaters tends to dampen spirits, but he sensed early in the evening that we're regaining our footing after Harvey.
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".