Every April, Record Store Day invites music lovers to queue up at their favorite shop. More than just a clever way to spur consumerism, the day has helped bring awareness to local retail establishments, which has aided in competition against on online shopping giants and chain stores like Urban Outfitters that have jumped on the vinyl bandwagon. But did you know there's a second Record Store Day every year on Black Friday?
Sitting in a booth at the Anderson, Nick León sounds slightly timid and unsure when talking about himself. It's not unexpected. The 24-year-old hasn't exactly had much practice touting his work to the media. He's definitely confident about the work he produces but still blushes at compliments. Asked if he was always musically inclined, he says, "That's what my family tells me," adding he used to bang on household items and take instruments apart.
Miami's live-music scene has had plenty of false starts, from condescending New York Times articles calling the Magic City a "tropical bohemia in the making" to venues that seem to burn out as quickly they appear. Throw in local audiences' finicky tastes and a geographical handicap, and you'll understand why live music in Miami always seems as if it's on life support. That's why Isabella Acker is on a mission to prove Miami can appreciate music beyond weekend DJ sets.
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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".