There was a Vegas-style start to the first set at the Turf Club Friday night: cymbals building anticipation, lights, drummer and keyboardist both with unusual scarf-masks and Thomas Abban who ripped off a Phantom-like mask and began with “Death Song”, a heavy metal ballad off of his recent release A Sheik’s Legacy. Not what I was expecting. I had some high expectations for Thomas Abban; they were exceeded. Abban is young, 21 years old.
Video – Erik Koskinen – Free ManDecember 18, 2017 by Rebecca Marx VIDEO“Free Man” embodies everything that I admire and enjoy from Minnesota musician Erik Koskinen–his soft spoken but poignant delivery, and that deadpan Midwestern drawl that just keeps getting better and better. Koskinen plays a mean guitar and keeps it real, as if looking back at us from the mirror of our small town lives. Check out his latest album Cruising Paradise released just this November.
If you have followed Rift for a while you might have noticed that we really dig drummers. Drummers cut through a lot of the bullshit that happens onstage, and get the job done. Perhaps the most important job. They are the rhythm, the beat–to quote local drummer Laura Bennett they are the “metronome”. Drummers are a curious sort, and there are valid scientific studies and numerous memes to support that they think differently than the rest of us.
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".