CAMBRIDGE — On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Jon Batiste (the show’s musical director) and his band Stay Human are all high-energy pop and New Orleans funk, with snippets from American jazz standards. In the first of two sets at the Sinclair on Wednesday, Batiste, playing solo, delivered plenty of energy, but there was also quietude and nuanced expression to go along with his virtuoso chops and capacious personality.
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, Miguel Zenón knew that he was going to have to reschedule an important trip to his birthplace. “I knew right away,” says the 41-year old saxophonist, bandleader, teacher, composer, and MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow.
Alejandro Escovedo likes songs with stories, and at City Winery Sunday night he was the American story. Born in San Antonio, Escovedo, now 67, came of age as part of the first wave of American punk, with his band the Nuns opening for the Sex Pistols (and playing the Rat in Boston, he told the crowd). He honed his songwriting craft with the band Rank and File in the fertile ’80s Austin music scene.
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".