Calgary's Feist is on the short list for Canada's richest music award, the Polaris Music Prize. She won the prize in 2012 for her album Metals. On Monday Sept 18, she's got the chance to win the $50,000 prize again. Hear songs from her nominated album, Pleasure. The second annual YYC Music Awards get handed out Sept 24. You'll hear music by two top nominees, both of whom will be playing at the awards show at the Palace Theatre: Amy Hef, up for two awards, and multiple nominee Locomotive Ghost.
This week — how do you decide it's time to call it quits? And what do you do afterwards? Matt Olah is in the middle of that kind of transition. He's pulled the plug on Cowpuncher, the band he fronted for 10 years and four albums. Now he's reinventing himself as a record producer. Find out why, when he joins me in studio for a revealing chat, and hear music that'll be released on his new label, Soaring Eagle Records, when they launch with a showcase Sept. 8 at Festival Hall.
What's in a name, and how do you come up with one for your band? Key of A host Katherine Duncan put that question to the four members of Altameda when she met up with them at the Edmonton Folk Festival. Their answer on this week's show might surprise you. You'll also hear an exclusive, live Key of A recording, from the 2017 Block Heater Festival in Calgary. Let Evan Freeman's dreamy pop vocals lull you into a state where summer will just keep on going.
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".