Music Tech Combines Concert Listings and YouTube

PreampfmThe recent launch of attests to the power of a simple idea that's presented well. Combining limited band listings and YouTube videos, is an event guide and discovery tool that removes the chore-like aspects of the task. Sketched out at a hackathon earlier this year, is a good example of a weekend hack that could become something more.

Charles Worthington is the creator of which includes design contributions from Friendly Design Co.

The site looks great with the limited number of listings for LA, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC making it easy to navigate. I'm a bit surprised they're not taking better advantage of responsive design but I was happier with the mobile web performance than was Hamish McKenzie.

image from is seeking to partner with venues on listings. The events I checked out used Ticketfly to provide tickets.

Curated events and audio/video are a natural fit in the music space with recent examples covered at Hypebot including Beatguide and Jukely. is responding to the need to scale hand curated guides by "assembling" a "global crew of local music experts to help fans discover live music in their city."

Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch/@crowdfundingm) also blogs at Flux Research and Crowdfunding For Musicians. To suggest topics for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.

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  1. Thanks for the piece. We are excited to see people using Preamp to help discover live shows they wouldn’t have considered otherwise. Feedback welcome!

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