Feeds
90%
Songkick Concerts Android app icon

Songkick Concerts

Hello, Cleveland...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Android App of the Week I’ve been waiting for Songkick to land on the deck of the USS Android ever since it was released for iOS a year ago. Now it has and it’s every bit as good as I was hoping for.

Simplicity itself to use, once installed Songkick scans your music library as well as your Last.fm, Pandora and Spotify feeds and then creates a personalised concert calendar based on what it has found and where you are.

Songkick Concerts Android app screenshot Songkick Concerts Android app screenshot

Which of the bands I like is touring?

As someone with a huge music collection but a total inability to regularly check even my local listings to see who's playing where and when, Songkick is now the app I’d least be prepared to do without.

The app’s main view is divided into three. Calendar lists every gig in your vicinity by any artists Songkick has found on your system, and Locations simply lists all the gigs in your area. You can add multiple locations if you regularly find yourself in more than one place and want to keep track of the live music scene in both.

Songkick Concerts Android app screenshot Songkick Concerts Android app screenshot

Songs from the Wood... and other fine music venues

The Artist section comes last, listing all your star and bands, and flags up those on tour and any dates they are playing anywhere in the world. If there is a better way of laying this information out I’m stuffed if I can think of it.

Once the app has scanned your likes, you can easily remove artists from the tracking list. Though I applaud the effort going into finding me some Adrian Boult or Warren Zevon dates, the fact they are both dead makes it a long shot.

Songkick Concerts Android app screenshot Songkick Concerts Android app screenshot

What's on locally... and how much will it cost to get in

You can also add artists manually, which is handy if, like me, you only keep a selection of tunes on your phone and don’t actually use any of the other supported sources.

Once you’ve found a gig you fancy just tap on the date and a more detailed page opens that offers you an I’m Going button to add the gig to the Your Plans section of the Calendar, shows you the location of the venue in Google Maps and details of the line up.

Songkick Concerts Android app screenshot Songkick Concerts Android app screenshot

I'm Going and I won't get lost

RH Recommended Medal

Another button labelled Tickets and More shows yet more details of the event and offers a selection of on-line ticket purchase options. Short of it picking me up in a limo and taking me to the gig I’m not sure the app can do any more. ®

Size 8.7MB
Apps2SD Yes

Songkick Concerts Android app QR code

More Android App of the Week Winners

Euro 2012 Pocket Evernote IMDb National Rail Enquiries

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

90%
Songkick Concerts Android app icon

Songkick Concerts

Those about to rock... need this app.
Price: Free RRP

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US
Wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
Amazon hopes FIRE STICK will light up its video service
We do streaming video? It seems we do...
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.