Friday, September 10, 2010

There's no better way to listen to music than live. Surrounded by your best buddies, after a few beers, everything sounds better: the drums hit harder, the bass rattles more, the emotions are more raw; there's simply no comparison.

Luckily over the past years Moodawg and myself have seen some really dope shows in and around LA, but most of the time, we would luck out and happen to hear from a buddy that one of our favorites are coming to town. Two years back, the official Rock the Bells press conference was held in the small Hip Kitty lounge in Claremont and had performances by A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jay Electronica, Raekwon, Pharcyde, MC Supernat, Wale...Had no idea until I grimly watched videos from it on the blogosphere the next day.

The first inaugural WebsiteandaHalf was made to help with that exact problem. With Songkick, you can add your favorite artists to your profile or let it do the work by downloading a small program that searches your itunes. You tell it what cities you'd be willing to travel to, and it will give you a personalized calendar of when every artist in your Itunes is coming anywhere near you. No need to check ticketmaster every few weeks, the site keeps you updated until December, and also will email you when new concerts come up. There aren't too many shows in Extremadura, Spain (where I'll be teaching English this year), but through Songkick, I found that The Tallest Man On Earth is coming to Madrid December 1st. Buckets. Check it out at

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