The roads of the Internet are paved with ads that promise to deliver things you care about "...in your area." Hot local singles, free iPads, affordable apartments -- most of them are downright scamming (except the hot local singles, though I think they are only into me because of all the free iPads I keep winning).
The reigning king of music streaming, Spotify, introduced today a localized app that actually isn't a scam: Concerts, a service designed to figure out what artists/music you are into, and deliver concert recommendations in your area that sync up with your audio interests.
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Like the Discover Weekly curated playlists, Concerts is customized with your evolving tastes -- constantly updating to reflect your current listening situation. The new feature will recommend gigs from artists you frequently listen to, as well as artists it thinks you'll like, based on your listening history. And it all comes with a little help from SongKick, which will help sort out the dates and provide instant tickets if you'd like to purchase.
Spotify Concerts launches today for Apple and Android users, so cancel your plans for this weekend. Or don't, and keep trying to win those free iPads. Those hot local singles will come around, at some point.
Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. He thinks he knows all the hot local singles in his area, already. Follow him @wilfulton
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