This week's #NOWplaying roundup brings a pair of premieres from up-and-coming rapper Patrik and electro-pop singer Neela. Also on the playlist: a long-awaited new song from Bonjay, some surprise pop from Young Guv and a new single from electronic duo Block Univers. Read what we have to say about all that below.
OVAH featuring DJs Mike Q, Blackcat, Chippy Nonstop and Tamika at Club 120 (120 Church), Friday (March 16). Doors 10 pm. $10 before midnight, $15 after. See listing. A lot has been written about Canada’s ballroom scene, but one topic that is often glossed over is the most integral: the music. The subculture, started by working-class gay and transgender people of colour in New York and New Jersey, revolves around balls in which dancers from competing houses vie for trophies and cash prizes.
SSION opening for BETH DITTO at the Mod Club (722 College), Saturday (March 17). Doors 7 pm. $26.50. ticketweb.ca. The pop charts may have devolved into a wasteland of painfully heterosexual posturing, but when the mainstream abides the underground provides. Not that artists capable of delivering polished and extremely solid pop music aren’t bringing gender fluidity, feminism and queerness to the masses: Kehlani, Charli XCX and Sophie are just a few with growing audiences.
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".