Thanksgiving week is almost a upon us: a feast for the senses — the smells of turkey, the sight of family and football. Sound-wise, it's also a chance to check out live shows. Whether it's to dance off that pumpkin pie or to escape your weird aunt or uncle that only wants to talk about their stamp collection, there's a number of good options around town. Here are some of the best of the week:Best show to see a big time British importAlt-J is huge back home. The U.K.-based alt-rock band hit No.
There are plenty of music legends and current stars to see this week in Houston as several big name acts make a return visit after playing much bigger gigs in the Bayou City in recent memory. Choose your own adventure and pick the one that best suits your tastes. The last time Guns N’ Roses played the Toyota Center almost six years ago to the day, the band was a shell of former world conquering self.
The Black Album and black leather highlight the week ahead for music in and around Houston as the city celebrates a world championship with world-class talent and events. From hogs on the historic Strand in Galveston and Mr. Carter visiting the in-laws to a big Party on the Plaza, the stars have aligned for Astros fans to let loose as they are set to toast their team in style over the next week. Best Show of the Week At this point does Jay-Z, producer of said Black Album, have to tour anymore?
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".