Ian Hogarth is the founder of one of my favorite apps, Songkick
I used to live in Austin Texas, the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World. I would guess you have attended the madness that is South-by-Southwest being (a) in the start-up tech industry and (b) having an obvious passion for live music. Songkick does a pretty darn respectable job organizing the seemingly endless amount of shows during those 10 magical days.
I almost miss culling through each venue’s calendar for bands I liked. I feel like it exposed me to more bands because I would look into a name that caught my eye, but believe me, I’m not complaining about the time saved. I’ve been on-board with Songkick for about 3 years now and it is an indispensable part of my music consumption.
Due to Spotify and Waffles, I might make 5 music purchases a year at this point, aside from used vinyl. I like to say I support artists I like by making a concerted effort to attend their live shows (until they reach stadium-status that is). Your app helps me give them their due.
PS: It would be sweet if there was a function in the app to request a band come to your city. Get X amount of people to say they would go and the band will play there on their next tour.