YouTube's 360 Camera: Pick Your View of Tonight's Kings of Leon Concert

Bummed that you can't make it to London in time for Kings of Leon's concert tonight? YouTube's got you covered. For the first time ever, YouTube's concert live stream will include a viewer-controlled 360 degree camera, letting you take in the action from all sides, and the webcast will be directed by… » 8/09/13 1:11pm 8/09/13 1:11pm

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Even at the going rate of 1000 words, accurately depicting the the audiological experience of a headlining band delivers is no easy feat. That may be part of the reason why epic concert posters like these—ones that really illustrate what your ears are in for—often become collectors items at show's end. » 2/06/13 1:00pm 2/06/13 1:00pm

This Is the First Live Recording of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit

Few bands have so fundamentally affected the American music scene—with a single song, no less—as Nirvana did in 1991 with the debut of Smells Like Teen Spirit. The Beatles did it in 1964 with "Please Please Me" and set off the British Invasion, Grandmaster Flash did it in 1981 with "The Message" and brought Hip-Hop to the … » 1/02/13 7:00pm 1/02/13 7:00pm

Do You Use Your Phone At Concerts?

In some ways, it's a cardinal sin. In other ways, it's understandable. There's a whole world of difference between tweeting between sets to try and inflame your friends' jealousy, and holding your gargantuan phablet above your head for three or four songs at a time, blocking the view of those behind you, and capturing … » 9/22/12 3:00pm 9/22/12 3:00pm

Why It's Sometimes Best Not to Digitally Document Every Exciting Life…

Over the weekend I attended a concert in Jones Beach—the Deftones opening for System of a Down—which I was hell bent on documenting, thoroughly, using my iPhone. All through the Deftones' set, I snapped pictures and took video. Then it started to pour, with thunder and lightning very nearly canceling the rest of the… » 8/07/12 12:30am 8/07/12 12:30am

How to Use Your Smartphone at a Concert Without Being A Jerk

Standing behind a giant person at a concert is an old, analog problem. Today's audience angst comes largely from a blinding mass of giant phones. All around us undulates a constant sea of LCDs. Annoying! You can use your smartphone at a concert, but don't be unbearable. » 3/30/12 5:00pm 3/30/12 5:00pm

GrouponLive: Ticketmaster Sinks Its Claws into Your Favorite Deal…

Looking to broaden their respective reaches, Groupon and Live Nation have huddled close in some small, dark corner of the internet to spawn GrouponLive, a new "online ticketing deals marketplace." There's no real meat to the press release in terms of what kind of deals we can expect to see out of the pairing, but I see… » 5/09/11 10:20am 5/09/11 10:20am

Protip: If You Want to Sneak Into Coachella, Bring Degreaser

The Coachella Music Festival is going on RIGHT NOW. And according to LA Weekly, Coachella is trying to foil gate crashers by covering the top rail in grease. When you grab the fence, your hands will presumably slip and you'll fall on your ass. Maybe some EXTREME Simple Green will help? [LA Weekly via Daily Swarm] » 4/15/11 5:33pm 4/15/11 5:33pm