No, not Santa.
Well, I suppose Santa is coming to town, soon enough, but I’m talking about something else entirely.
No, I’m talking about your favorite bands. This past weekend, my girl and I went to see one of her favorite musical acts, who were playing at a real, Texas dance all over in Winnie, about an hour outside of Houston. But, we only knew about it because one of her friends had been lucky enough to catch an announcement about them coming. What if he hadn’t? These guys are pretty old now and, frankly, there’s no telling when, or if , they’d ever come to our area again. If we hadn’t gotten lucky like that, we might never have seen them!
Now, though, there’s another option; Songkick. This app, for either iOS or Android, will scan your music collection on that device, or check your Last.FM song list, and tell you when those artists are coming to your area. It will also tell you who else will be playing with them and serve you up a map of where the venue is. And, on top of all that, the app will let you add the concert to your calendar to remind you to buy tickets.
Frankly, I think this is a genius idea and I wish there was an app like it that would do the same for your favorite authors!
So, what the heck, it’s Friday and if you’re reading this, you’re not working any more so you might as well go download the app for your phone and see who’s playing near you or coming soon.
And, have a great weekend!