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Ever since I found myself transfixed by Wayne and Garth’s adventures in creating their own personal rock-a-palooza, I wondered what it would be like to start one of my own. Reality being what it is, coupled with me being barely in my teens at the time, meant that it wasn’t something I could actually do. At least it wasn’t. Now that Chillingo is getting ready to release Pocket Festival that young man’s dream can very much become a reality. Okay a virtual reality but sometimes you take what you can get.
Pocket Festival puts players in charge of their own personal Lollapalooza, Woodstock, Warped Tour, or whatever else they might want to call it. They can build tents for concert goers. They construct the stages and book the bands. They pick up litter for experience points (!!). And, as expected, more experience unlocks more gear, which can be purchased with coins and used to earn more coins to buy more gear. Most notably there are also daily quests that are changed, you guessed it, daily and offer players a number of rewards for various tasks.
This freemium rock-fest will be available soon. And you won’t even have to wait in line for a week to get tickets!
We've told you about this app before, but wanted to remind you that the iTunes Festival is well underway. You can watch concerts streamed from London every day this month (P.S. Jack White with Band of Horses is on Saturday)
Mumford & Sons, one of my favorite bands, has an official app, of course, this being the age of the smartphone.
Users can read up-to-date news from the band and check out posts from signed-up members of the app as well as from the band itself. Gentleman of the Road users can also find upcoming shows and venues, read posts from Mumford & Sons' Facebook page, see profiles of other members of the app, and then browse and (obviously) buy music from within the app, though it only links straight to the iTunes Music store.
In addition, there's a music player which will scan your iPhone for Mumford & Sons tracks you already own. Users can also write messages and include audio, video, photos in them, ostensibly to share Mumford & Sons concerts and sightings in real life.
Posts can be rated and then sorted with rating, highest viewed, and newest posts filters in the Wall and News sections, both accessed on the bottom tab bar.
Gentlemen of the Road is free, out now, and available in the App Store. If you're any kind of Mumford & Sons fan, you should probably check it out right now.
Every music fan loves to attend concerts. It's not always practical or affordable, unfortunately. This is precisely where Qello helps out.
It's an app that allows its users to view concerts wherever they are, all through the Qello interface. For free, users get to view a track from every show as well as hours of free content that's also available. For $4.99 a month, users get the full experience.
The full experience allows users to create their own setlists, adding their favorite tracks in whatever order they wish. Content is available from the 1950s to the current day of music, with a plethora of music documentaries also accessible. Every genre thinkable is covered here. AirPlay support then makes it possible to stream all this content to the big screen via Apple TV.
Qello is out now for both iPhone and iPad. It's free to check out samples of the content on offer with a $4.99 monthly subscription required to view everything available through the service.
Recently release app, Moshcam, allows users to enjoy and purchase live concerts. Moshcam gives users access to over 1,200 hours of live music from all kinds of bands like Blondie, Jane’s Addiction, and the Decemberists.
The app includes full-length, HD concerts. Imagine streaming one of these concerts from an iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV. Moshcam was founded in 2007 and has been recording live performances at venues in Sydney since then, and recently in London, New York, and Los Angeles.
The concerts are streamed to the app instead of stored on the iOS device they’re purchased on. It’s probably a good idea to use Wi-Fi when watching these HD concerts to keep from going over on data plans.
Downloading Moshcam gives users five performances of their choice for free. After the five free concerts, more performances can be unlocked for $1.99 a piece. After a concert is unlocked, users are free to play it as many times as they want.