“Hard Rock Chick…how do you find out about all of the wonderful shows you go to?” Well, my dear readers, let me bestow some knowledge unto you.
iConcertCal: So it’s a bit odd to use- install the feature and then turn on the visualizer to use it. But- it’s the most personalized with the least amount of effort involved. It is, however, disheartening when Kelly Clarkson pops up as a recommendation just because you have 1 silly song in your music library. Shhhh…..
Last.fm: One step up from iConcertCal, this one will recommend music and shows to you based on what you are listening to- thus you can find out about new artists. You can also see what upcoming shows are popular in your area, and what people are saying about them. I also like it because it will show me a history of everything I have been too. Good thing it doesn’t show me the amount of money I spent doing it…
JamBase: The most extensive in listing everything available on a given day. Beyond that, it’s not very useful.
Venue/Ticket site alerts/emails: Sign up for alerts or emails from your favorite venues or everyone’s least favorite ticket site, Ticketmaster. This is the best way to avoid missing out on on sale times.