Hypebot are profiling a new service calling itself Songkick, which is yet another recommendation-and-widget outfit, but one with a USP:
Never miss another performance! Songkick informs users by email whenever their favorite bands come to town. A downloadable plug-in will scan the user’s music library and add all artists to the tour tracker instantly.
Hmm. I think I might be a little less than thrilled if a service suddenly decided I needed to be emailed when any one of ten thousand artists come anywhere near my town - and I imagine if I lived somewhere with a more vibrant gigging scene, like London, that could get a little out of hand.
But the idea of a Last FM style recommendation, but for live gigs, is a strong proposition. So strong, in fact, you'd put money on it being swallowed into the belly of Last FM in the next half hour or so.