Review Bandsintown Concerts
Find your favorite artists around you
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 06 Oct 2014, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Best concert application, very handy tracking feature
Bandsintown for Android is an application that lets you know when your favorite bands are in town. It also has other important features like browsing nearby concerts, and booking tickets. It’s a powerful application that should satisfy all of your concert needs.
Bandsintown links with one of your music accounts - meaning Last.Fm, Pandora, or one of your other accounts. From this, it shows you what you might be interested in around the area. You simply tap on the recommended tab and the application shows you popular bands playing in the area. There is also a more generalized tab called All Local Events, which, as you guessed it, shows all local events.
I like that the application gives you ways to track artists and nearby concerts. This could come in handy when an artist tours nearby and you can go see them.
A lot of the application seems confusing. In some ways, BandsinTown seems to throw too many features at you while trying to make them all seem very relevant. I think this application could of been marketed better with a few core features, but it does so much, it often feels hard to know which part of the application to focus your time on. The Concert Cloud tab is very vague, and simply shows artists in a strange boxed-word fashion.
While the application is definitely useful, and it does succeed in taking your own personalized music from other services, I can see some people disregarding other core features of the application and simply using it to track artists - which very well might be important enough reason to keep the application.
BandsinTown is an interesting application that aims to solve every problem about finding concerts and artists. It’s an ambitious application that tackles many aspects or concerts, and has innovative and neat tracking features.