Concert alerts?
October 2, 2010 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Upcoming concert alerts: What's the best service that will email me when a selected set of bands are coming to a particular town?
posted by gwint to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
It doesn't email you, but I use iConcertCal.
posted by dobbs at 9:36 AM on October 2, 2010

Gigbot is handy, though I'm not sure it will email you. Once you set up an account, the homepage lists all the upcoming shows in your area.
posted by scratch at 9:43 AM on October 2, 2010

Best answer: songkick seems to do just that. I've also heard that has such functionality.
posted by Cogito at 9:43 AM on October 2, 2010

I use Bandsintown and Tourfilter (defaults to Boston but they have other cities; I've used it for NYC, Philadelphia, and Austin). I've also tried Eventful but haven't been very happy with it.

My experience is that one service isn't enough, but I'm pretty happy with the coverage I get for the bands I want between those two and the Growl popups from iConcertCal in iTunes (Mac).
posted by immlass at 10:06 AM on October 2, 2010

posted by DrGirlfriend at 10:13 AM on October 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

I love Sonic Living.

It gives more false positives than false negatives, however. For example, if you like the pop star Annie, you will always get local productions of the musical Annie on your alerts.
posted by Gucky at 10:15 AM on October 2, 2010

posted by knile at 10:39 AM on October 2, 2010

I sign up on my favorite band's & local venue's email lists. I use a special email address for all that stuff and filter it. Bingo, personalized entertainment calendar.
posted by chairface at 10:39 AM on October 2, 2010 [2 favorites]

Chairface has it. For indie bands and responsible music consumership, they're your friends. Sign up for the lists, and filter the emails in Gmail. Buy records. Being on the lists lets you be part of the community rather than a gleaner picking things off of a meta web service.
posted by Michael Pemulis at 11:14 AM on October 2, 2010

I second Sonic Living.
posted by grapesaresour at 11:28 AM on October 2, 2010

SonicLiving changed my life. The false positives in email are easy to mentally filter. The biggest problem I have now is spending too much money on shows.
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:38 PM on October 2, 2010

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