The fiddler Martin Hayes was born in 1962, in County Clare, Ireland. It was a complicated, heady time for traditional Irish music. Dance bands like Tulla Céilí Band, which Hayes’ father led for almost 50 years, had evolved from rustic entertainment into the official pop music of Ireland, resembling big band orchestras.
The local indie/art-pop band Senryu has been relatively quiet the last few years, as its frantic workaholic frontman and songwriter, Wil Wright, has pursued other projects, principally the wizard-rap persona Lil Iffy and the electronic R&B act Peak Physique. But Senryu—Wright, drummer Steven Rodgers, bassist Dan McCormack, guitarist/keyboard player Andres McCormack, and utility player Zachary Fallon—is back this summer.
Progressive rock has been back in the news recently—The Show That Never Ends, Washington Post reporter David Weigel’s new history of pomptastic 1970s bands like Yes, King Crimson, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, has become a best-seller, with high-profile reviews in The New Yorker and at NPR. Prog was “a genre intent on proving that rock and roll didn’t have to be simple and silly—it could be complicated and silly instead,” Kelefa Sannah writes in The New Yorker.
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".