Five essential Android apps for concertgoers

Summer concert tours are in full swing and we've got a list of five essential Android apps for the avid concertgoer.

Sloan at Slim's in San Francisco
Sloan at Slim's in San Francisco on May 2, 2005. Ed Rhee

School's out for summer, which means barbecues, swimming pools, and summer concert tours from many of your favorite bands. There's nothing quite like the experience of live music, so in this post, we've put together a list of five essential Android apps for concertgoers.

Find concerts
Don't miss shows from your favorite bands because you didn't know they were in town. Gigbeat is a nice music listing app that can scan your, Rdio, and Songkick accounts, to come up with a list of your favorite artists to track. You can also have it scan local music files on your Android phone or just enter the artists in manually. Gigbeat can notify you of upcoming events and new tour dates, based on your location. If Gigbeat doesn't meet your fancy, also take a look at Gigbox, Songkick, and Bandsintown.

BIC concert lighter
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

That's it. Who are you excited to see in concert this summer? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at


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