12
Jun
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Songkick is a fantastic service that helps avid concert fans track bands and concerts in their local area based on their music tastes. Well, now, the service is coming to Android with its shiny new app. Songkick can scan your music library, Google Music account, and Last.fm artist to create a custom calendar of all the shows in your area you might like. Smart!

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The app is extremely slick and appears designed with ICS in mind, which certain older apps have only just started to get on board with. So, it's nice to see this one start with the new UI out of the gate. If you don't have ICS yet (read: most of you), don't worry. The app looks just as amazing on Gingerbread. On its first run, it will scan your media library, so if you're like me and added the free Google Music pack when you set up your account, it might be a good idea to do a bit of purging before you get your concert suggestions.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Jeff B

    Nice to see St. Vitus in the screenshot!

    • Sven Enterlein

      And "the Underworld" in London ;D Good memories

  • Dipish

    Have used their website, happy to see the app come out!

  • bgeek1

    First thing I thought of was SKtools from my winmo days finally came to android.

  • http://www.wedyn.com/2012/06/epub-reader-for-windows-and-mac.html epub

    Nice to see the Holo UI getting into use in more and more apps!

  • http://www.grokkingandroid.com/ Wolfram Rittmeyer

    Incompatible with my ICS tablet. Oh well. 

    It actually looks a lot like GigBeat. Another great app that does the same and is also very polished and ICS compliant. And they support tablets (though not as polished as on phones).

  • Zak Taccardi

    Will this detect offline google music songs?