to the two people on this community to whom i haven't made an ass of myself yet, hi, i'm a recent transplant to your fine city. i like it a lot. i have a job and an apartment, i haven't lost a pet nor do i need you to adopt mine. my flesh is not considered vegan. but i do have a beef (pun intended, on second thought) with the nightlife here, and that is...
...how do you figure out who's playing when and where?!
i've asked, and these are the responses i get:
1) get ye unto the wilamette week and/or mercury.
2) you can check the venues' websites!
3) (ok this one i made up, but lately it seems quite relevant) wait until someone on damnportlanders
says "hey i saw this great show last night" and smack self on head for missing one of your favorite artists.
is there truly no centralized, online resource for concert listings here? i'm not disciplined enough to get the paper every week (or even every two weeks) and in no way am i interested in scraping the sites for all the possible venues only to find out i missed the *one* that DJ Shadow is playing at, or whatever. ideally it'd be every genre, every venue, and updated frequently and far in advance by someone who *does* have the time to do 1) and 2) above and is further on the hip mailing lists and whatnot about in-store appearances and not-so-private parties, but i'd actually pay for official-venues-general-admission-only, if there was something close to showlistaustin
. seriously. i'll pay. have server, will host, if you have time, will post. put up some google adwords and make money (in addition to what i'll pay...which ain't no living wage or even more than $100/year, to be sure). put a paypal donations button on there and harvest people's goodwill. it could make some money. hopefully mybloodyself
who runs showlistaustin won't chime in here and say he does it out of the goodness of his heart and not actually as a moneymaker.
so. what say ye? solved already secretly? willing to solve it?