Five lazy ways to find great live music

CNET's Donald Bell evaluates five Web sites that provide personalized local concert recommendations based on your iTunes, Facebook, Last.fm, Slacker, or Pandora listening habits.

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It always seems like the best concerts are the ones you hear about too late. But who has time to scour the show listings in the local paper or habitually check a band's Web site for tour dates?

There's a better way. In fact, there are so many sites out there promising personalized concert recommendations, I figured a roundup was in order. So here you are , five sites that will put you in tune with the best live music in your area, using data from your favorite music sites and services:

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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