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Concert planning: Tourfilter

April 6, 2008

tourfilter

Remember all those times you heard that a band you like played in your town only after the concert? Tourfilter is what you use to make sure this doesn’t happen.

All you do is register, and then enter a list of artists you want to see. Tourfilter scrapes online concert listings for your city and, when it finds a match to a band on your list, sends you an e-mail with the information. The website is reminiscent of Craigslist, with a minimalist aesthetic and a simple, user-friendly interface. That’s pretty much it. It’s brilliant.

For a slightly less minimalist experience, check out the Tourfilter night at River Gods, in Cambridge, MA. Chris and his guest DJs play songs from artists that are going to be performing in the area soon. While you are listening to the songs (and snarfing River Gods’ wonderful fries with aioli), you can text for details on the artist, date and venue, and sometimes other fun info too.

more about Tourfilter

Next Tourfilter night at River Gods: Thursday, April 17th, 9 pm (normally the third Thursday of the month)

Tourfilter on Facebook (login required)

One comment

  1. Hi!

    Another site like this that I use is http://tourb.us

    I interviewed them here: http://www.alwaysbeta.com/2006/09/20/hop-onto-the-tourb-us/

    Anyway what I like about tourb.us is that I can point it at my last.fm history and it will notify me when artists I listen to have shows near me and send me a text message a week before and 2 days before. I don’t ever have to even visit the website.

    That said, I should get Tourfilter another shot as well.



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