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Spending a night out with friends drinking, seeing a movie or playing a game can be fun, but there’s nothing quite as exciting as going to see live music. Getting the spontaneous urge to see a great band usually leads to hours of research online, but now iOS users no longer have to fret thanks to Thrillcall Live Music. The app not only helps users see who’s playing in their city, but it also makes it possible to buy tickets, see the venue, browse a map and even snag up exclusive offers to shows.
To get started with Thrillcall, users must either connect with Facebook or signup for Thrillcall through the app. Navigating the user interface is easy as pie. Tap the top right corner to change location, swipe left or right on the screen to view offers and tap find live music to view the offer details.
Concert listings are only available for large cities. While I didn’t see mine on the list, I did spot a few surrounding ones that aren’t that far of a drive. Concert listings appear instantly on the screen. I really enjoyed how clean the interface looks. Tapping on a concert reveals a picture of the band, the location, time, map and even an iTune's music sample.
If the concert sounds appealing, tap on Find Tickets. The app navigates users to Thrillcall’s website to purchase box office tickets through a variety of vendors. The app also provides a phone number to the box office if users prefer to use the more traditional way of purchasing tickets. Concert plans can then be shared with friends on Facebook and Twitter. One pretty cool feature that the developers recently added to the app is the ability to add the ticket offers to Passbook.
Thrillcall is an excellent way to find concerts, but it could use a few improvements to make the experience even better. For one, the city database needs expanded for those who may not live near any of the major cities. Secondly, the app could use some of the same features that the website offers like the ability to follow artists or an option to search for a future range of dates instead of constantly scrolling and loading more concerts.
Thrillcall is perfect for spontaneous music lovers. The live music discovery app is one of the better ones that I have used, and I plan on keeping it on the home screen just in case I get the urge to go see a concert soon. It’s completely free to download so users can at least give it a try.