How many times have you missed a concert or gig in your local area of one of your favorite artists?
If it's more than you care to remember then you might find iConcertCal a useful friend. iConcertCal integrates with iTunes and according to the music you are listening to, reminds you of concerts or events happening in your local area. Although it integrates with iCal on Macs, on Windows it displays concerts within iTunes itself.
iConcertCal monitors your music library and generates a personalized calendar of upcoming concerts in your city. It works out where you are in the world by detecting your IP address although if it's wrong, you can change it by simply clicking on the current city and state text boxes and hitting the delete key to clear the previous location.
However, take note that iConcertCal only works for North American and UK users at the moment. If you're based elsewhere, you'll find that it won't produce any results. In addition, it seems to scan your most played list and instantly insert concerts and gigs into your schedule which can look very cluttered. It would be preferable if there was someway of filtering which artists it uses.
iConcertCal is a great way of keeping up with local concerts although it would be nice to see it work for all regions.
- Version 2.9 is released to stay compatible with iTunes version 10.0.