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.
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 Last.fm, 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.
Get your concert tickets, no matter where you are. Ticketmaster's app lets you browse events in your area and by venue, then purchase tickets, right from your Android phone. If you prefer buying your tickets through StubHub, they've got an Android app as well.
Interact at the show
With an app called Crowdstream, you can interact with other fans at the show. After you check in, you can view a stream of photos and comments from other fans at the concert. What's even cooler is, if the band has signed up to use Crowdstream, they can interact with fans during the show too. Sign up for a free Crowdstream account or use your Facebook login to use Crowdstream.
Get out your lighter
The BIC concert lighter app lets you carry a virtual lighter in your pocket, so you won't be caught without a lighter during the band's signature ballad. You can choose from a variety of designs, then when you're ready, just flick your BIC to light it.
That's it. Who are you excited to see in concert this summer? Let us know in the comments below.