The Highway Poets follow their own beat“We call ourselves the musketeers,” says Sebastian Saint James, guitarist and lead singer for The Highway Poets, about he and his bandmates. “It’s all for one and one for all.” Their friendship—and their music—has grown over the years, although originally they came from very different genres—folk and blues, funk, jam band and even heavy metal. But after hanging out together for a while, they found common musical ground.
Although ‘multicultural’ is a controversial term in the current political climate in this country, in the world of music, it’s a celebrated one. The multi-rhythmic, exuberant Afro-Cuban dance music created by renowned African singer Ricardo Lemvo embodies it. “The music is actually a blend of Cuban and salsa, and soukous, semba and kizomba—mainly from Angola and the Congo,” Lemvo says by phone from his home in Los Angeles.
In an era when ’60s and ’70s tribute bands are all the rage (particularly this year, the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love), it’s refreshing to find Luvplanet, a Petaluma-based band that draws its influences from bands of that time—Led Zeppelin, the Who and the Rolling Stones—but plays all original music. Voted Marin’s Best Band in 2016 by Pacific Sun readers, Luvplanet plays on Saturday, June 17 at Smiley’s Saloon in Bolinas.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".