If variety is the spice of life, it's going to be a spicy weekend in San Antonio for music lovers. Choices include throwbacks to Texas psychedelia, New Wave and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, a New Orleans brass band, a grunge survivor and a couple of young rappers. If there's not something in that mix to your liking, you can always get out of town and go thump a watermelon. Click through the slideshow for details.
‘Life’ squeezes some scares out of ‘Alien’ formulaWhether you stream, buy or rent, here’s a look at what’s new or notable in home video. Movies are available on streaming sites such as iTunes, Amazon and Vudu unless otherwise noted. “Life”: Like its obvious predecessor “Alien,” this is a horror film in sci-fi trappings, complete with a gotcha ending. The crew of a space station orbiting Earth are proud as parents of a newborn when they revive a single-cell organism discovered on Mars.
New York rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play its first live show since 2013 at the Sound on Sound Fest near Austin in November. The festival's music lineup, which was announced this morning, also includes psychedelic pop band Grizzly Bear, in its only Texas performance this year, and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Iggy Pop. The Sound on Sound Fest, which grew out of the ashes of the Fun Fun Fun Fest, will take place Nov. 10-12 at Sherwood Forest, a Renaissance faire site near Austin.
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".