Last June, our own Marie Look introduced readers to Songkick, an app that lets you “create a personalized concert calendar for you, based on your music and your city, and tracks your favorite artists so you never miss an opportunity to see them perform live.” As a longtime user of Songkick, I can attest that the app lives up to that description and has done a good job of helping me find, and notifying me of, nearby concerts.
Songkick has remained nearly unopposed in this category of app since it’s release last June, that is until this past February when Samuel Vermette released Shows. It’s been said that competition breeds excellence, and “excellence” is one word I’d use to describe this app. Find out what other words I’ll use after the jump. (more…)
Now you can finally become that friend in the group who always knows about a live show first. Able to scan your iPhone’s music library within seconds, Songkick creates a personalized concert calendar for you, based on your music and your city, and tracks your favorite artists so you never miss an opportunity to see them perform live.
And although Songkick has 100,000-plus concerts in its database, you can make use of the app’s alerts and other customizable features to ensure you’re being fed information on only those artists and venues you love the most. Want to see how it works? Hit the jump and I’ll show you. (more…)
The term “scalping” has such a negative tone to it. The word conjures up images of guys standing near a stadium holding signs that say “I need tickets” in big letters and cash-only transactions. Although those people will still be around for a while, there are now legitimate means for getting your tickets, and it’s all done online and on your iPhone.
It’s called StubHub, and don’t just assume this is a ticket broker like so many others. After all, it’s the MLB’s official “fan-to-fan ticket marketplace,” so the company has some big time supporters. Until recently, buying or selling tickets from StubHub meant that you had to log on to their website and do your business, but now StubHub makes that a bit easier with the introduction of an iPhone app. Is it worth the download? Find out after the break.