Back in January, David Ensminger, local punk-rock archivist, Houston Press freelancer, professor and all-around cool guy, wrote a fine book called Punk Women. After an impressive Facebook countdown he called "120 Days of Women in Punk," every day featuring a different female contributor to the genre, Ensminger set his release party at one of Houston’s raddest record stores, Vinal Edge. The party showcased punk-rock talent by local women and featured some bands that reunited just for the show.
Former Crystal Castles front woman Alice Glass is yet another performer to go public with an account of sexual abuse she was allegedly coerced into hiding for fear of losing her career. Apex predator Harvey Weinstein’s harassment may be the stuff of last week’s headlines, but the #MeToo movement it inspired is still registering on the Richter scale of collapsing careers, as more women share their accounts of everything from industry blacklisting to outright rape.
'90s alternative favorites Afghan Whigs performed Thursday night at Heights theater to an eager Houston crowd that often erupted into rousing applause. With the band easily reciprocating the audience's energy, the room crackled with electricity throughout the evening. Despite breaking up in 2001 and reforming in 2011, Afghan Whigs are no nostalgia act.
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".