“Anyone else hate guitars?” asks Michael D’addario, the younger half of The Lemon Twigs, as their set at Manchester’s Ritz comes to a close. “The only thing worse than a guitar is two guitars!”. So much for nearly every fellow indie-rock band on the planet then. “I hate the drums”. At this point, it’s difficult to know whether he’s intoxicated or just plain strange. Nevertheless, he and his big brother Brian, along with their touring band, have just delivered a stunning performance.
Were you in Bristol or North Somerset last night (June 4)? Many people took to social media during the evening to ask why there were so many helicopters scuttling across the sky. Some were disturbed by the loud noise in the sky after dark and wondered what all the commotion could be. Today (June 4) there have been some concerns it was to do with security. It was nothing to worry about and unconnected from awful events in London.
Each year around 175,000 people descend on the green fields of Glastonbury Festival laden with camping supplies, tents, sleeping bags, camp stools and all the kit needed to spend a comfortable weekend in a muddy field. Sadly not everybody takes their gear away with them afterwards. The Glastonbury aftermath is well-documented.
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".