It's not that Calvin Johnson constantly seeks to reinvent himself. It's just that he has many musical interests that take time to emerge. “There are different forms of expression that make sense to me,” says Johnson, who performs as Selector Dub Narcotic on Sept. 21 at Pittsburgh's Warhol Museum and Sept. 22 at the White Rabbit Café in Greensburg. “I get to them as I can.”Johnson first emerged with the lo-fi indie band Beat Happening, but might be best known as the founder of K Records.
Ana Popovic isn't your typical blues musician. Appearing Sept. 24 at Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale, the Serbian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter goes against normal conventions. Popovic has just released "Trilogy," an album featuring three discs of new material. She schedules tours for no more than 10 days so she can maintain a regular schedule with her husband and two children in Los Angeles. And her wardrobe is more suited for a runway in Milan or Paris than a club or festival stage.
When Warner Horizon Television was contemplating optioning Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire books for a television series, the writer was curious. Why, he asked producer Greer Shephard, was she interested in a fictional sheriff who patrols a remote county in Wyoming. "She said, 'You know Craig, we've had this anti-hero thing going on since the 1960s,' " says Johnson, who appears Sept. 23 at the Carnegie Library of Oakmont in an event sponsored by Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
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".