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I put songkick on my Nexus, and it was fuck all use until I copied music onto it (which I did just to see how songkick might work).

The gigs it came up with were gigs I knew about - so it definitely works to some extent. Then again, it didn't come up with anything else, so perhaps it'll only give you the blindingly obvious stuff anyway rather than stuff you wouldn't get to know of.

To be fair though Neil, Its kinda your job to know what gigs are coming up ...

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To be fair though Neil, Its kinda your job to know what gigs are coming up ...

the sorts of gigs that I'm likely to be wanting to go to are not really the sorts of gigs I'm likely to encounter via my job - for example, one of the gigs that songkick found is one I'm off to tomorrow (Twinkle Brothers) .... and I knew about that only because I'm on a few specialist reggae maillists (not via my job) - it's barely advertised even in the town where the show is.

Since I've come to know of that show it has been posted onto eGigs by the promoter or the venue or someone, but i think that's more luck and coincidence than anything else.

Reggae gigs are, in general, very poorly advertised no matter where they are, because the audiences are often small and the people with an interest in them are not normally within the more mainstream music-interested people - I'm constantly amazed by who I find out I've missed a show from, and at the big names who play in small venues at short notice with almost no publicity.

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Once you've used song kick a fair a bit and tag the gigs you've actually been to, it does become somewhat useful.

It does need some sort of actual recommended feature though as atm it really only makes sure you know about gigs acts you've already seen before or what your most visited venues are doing. (Sometimes before the announcement)

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Xx tomorrow night, going to be good.

Got to tell me how they are - thinking of getting tickets to there Night+Day thing next year :)

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I put songkick on my Nexus, and it was fuck all use until I copied music onto it (which I did just to see how songkick might work).

The gigs it came up with were gigs I knew about - so it definitely works to some extent. Then again, it didn't come up with anything else, so perhaps it'll only give you the blindingly obvious stuff anyway rather than stuff you wouldn't get to know of.

to get the most out of Songkick, its handy to log into the website (you can do it via the app, but its less fiddly to set this bit up with a keyboard and mouse via a PC) and go through the "track artists" procedure, adding artists you want it to watch for, you can also add places - which i find really helpful, living near Hull (which is a cultural vacuum in the most part) I have added Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow (cos we are up there a lot) - I can then (via the app) go to "my places" and it will show me entire listings for that area for every genre of music on a given date. That was how I found that Dillinger Escape Plan gig in Glasgow I was on about earlier in the thread - via the "my places" thing.

The other handy way to use it is, if for example you know you are travelling to e.g. Milton Keynes on the 22nd of February, you can add MK as a place, and flip through the calendar to see what gigs are on in that location on that date.

The more you use it, the more useful it becomes.

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to get the most out of Songkick, its handy to log into the website (you can do it via the app, but its less fiddly to set this bit up with a keyboard and mouse via a PC) and go through the "track artists" procedure, adding artists you want it to watch for, you can also add places - which i find really helpful, living near Hull (which is a cultural vacuum in the most part) I have added Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow (cos we are up there a lot) - I can then (via the app) go to "my places" and it will show me entire listings for that area for every genre of music on a given date. That was how I found that Dillinger Escape Plan gig in Glasgow I was on about earlier in the thread - via the "my places" thing.

The other handy way to use it is, if for example you know you are travelling to e.g. Milton Keynes on the 22nd of February, you can add MK as a place, and flip through the calendar to see what gigs are on in that location on that date.

The more you use it, the more useful it becomes.

thanks for the tips. :)

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Limehouse Lizzy at The Globe in Cardiff tonight.

Some people may be sniffy about tribute bands but Limehouse put on a great show and are always worth catching.

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Next monday I've got Muse at Shepards Bush Empire :D

Then on Friday Bloc Party at what I am told is a contender for worse venue in london...Earls Court :P

and my Joy Formidable tickets came today for the roundhouse in march :D

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Next monday I've got Muse at Shepards Bush Empire :D

Then on Friday Bloc Party at what I am told is a contender for worse venue in london...Earls Court :P

and my Joy Formidable tickets came today for the roundhouse in march :D

Jealous.

I'll be there! I thought Deadmau5 there a couple of years ago was decent enough. Lots of bars about.

I need to get the new album & listen to the support band.

Aren't Joy Formidable supporting Bloc Party???

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Jealous.

I'll be there! I thought Deadmau5 there a couple of years ago was decent enough. Lots of bars about.

I need to get the new album & listen to the support band.

Aren't Joy Formidable supporting Bloc Party???

They are indeed, I brought tickets for them before it was announced...will see after next week if I am still going go! and oh the new TJF album is very good!

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Going to see a band called fake major on monday, the guys used to be in a band called endor who I really liked.

Was toying with going to see uncle bob tonight, but knackered at work and its not even 11.

getting old.

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Not sure if comedians are included on this thread but I'm seeing Jimeoin in Leeds tomorrow night. Also planning to see Stiff Little Fingers in Sheffield on 12th March, I haven't seen them live in over 10 years so looking forward to that.

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Just got tickets for Nick Cave in October :D

Got mine yesterday in the presale :) I also managed to get a ticket for Muse at Shepherds Bush yesterday from ticketmaster as well as tickets for Danny Elfman at the Albert Hall in October. Quite an expensive day all in all!

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Got mine yesterday in the presale :) I also managed to get a ticket for Muse at Shepherds Bush yesterday from ticketmaster as well as tickets for Danny Elfman at the Albert Hall in October. Quite an expensive day all in all!

I missed out with the times noted on Wednesday as '10am PST'. Still, got em now that's what matters.

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