Must post this before I get incredibly tired of it by listening too many times.
Oh and while we’re on the subject
Here’s why I haven’t been posting anything EVER lately.
Check it out ! Informs you when anyone you listen to comes to your city. (Make an account & scan your itunes/mp3 collection — and don’t worry, it’s all kept private, no one else can see those embarrassing mp3s that you (and everyone) have) ;)
If you’re too lazy to scan your collection it’s at least one of the less convoluted sources for shows — most sites it just ain’t easy to see what’s coming up (more pages & clicks means more ads etc for them to force on you). You can also check out what’s going on in other cities you might be visiting! Cities get their own url — http://showsavant.com/vancouver, http://showsavant.com/montreal (related excitement –I’m going to Montreal for my first time ever later this month!!! wooo), etc, or you can click “change city” on the top right corner.
Still pretty new so still lots of cool features are on their way. (iPhone app, maybe facebook integration, optional notifications when artists post new myspace songs, etc., etc., etc.)
I’ve missed so many smaller bands/artists coming to town either because I didn’t have time to sift through the 400 event invites in my inbox, didn’t have time to keep up with their myspace page, or they weren’t headlining so weren’t even listed on the usual event/news sites.
So check it out, comments welcome, and please use the itunes/mp3 scanner! Bands aren’t tracked unless *someone* actually cares enough to add them by a scan/search — so that the site doesn’t become muddied up with a bunch of shows for bands none of the users actually care about.