How to Concert
Dave Pell

Finding New Bands: You know some people, right? Find some people who love live music (and have similar taste) and ask them what they’re into lately… While the industry changes because of that tech or this gadget, the cycle of record-release-tour-repeat seems to have held up pretty steadily. If you can find people you trust who consistently turn you on to new stuff, chances are they’ll turn you on to new stuff by bands that will probably be touring within a few weeks…

(And if “talking to people” seems like too much of a commitment, an open thread on Facebook can be a reasonably acceptable substitute… That should get you lots of opinions that you can partially evaluate based on how well you know the person making the suggestion.)

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