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Missing a Concert is Becoming Even More Difficult

In addition to TourFilter, which I mentioned in the last post, Gabriel Benveniste is also hard at work trying to make sure we don’t miss upcoming shows.

His project is SonicLiving, a social event-tracking site with a few kickass features I was excited to see.

SonicLiving kills when it comes to adding bands you want to track. Gabriel must have known that many out there are lazy and created a way to import iTunes, Last.fm and Pandora artist lists into your user profile. In other words, if you use iTunes or these two music services you are quickly on your way to keeping track of bands. Awesome!

There is also a seamless way to check out what everyone else is tracking, using the popularity charts. I forgot to add Radiohead to my list, but the chart quickly reminded me with Radiohead coming out on top with 333+ subscribers. Gabriel must also know about this, as the Radiohead critter logo would now and then show up in the title bar of the site. Cute.

The calendar interface is packed with goodness and includes many features allowing you to subscribe and play with your shows – iCal, Yahoo & Google Calendar and etc.

There is, of course, more. Innovation makes me smile.

Have a look!

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