Second, the Cubs haven’t been to the World Series since 1908 (William Howard Taft was elected president). On the positive side, as if to make up for the weather and sports disappointments, Chicagoland is always home to every notable concert by the top artists. How do you know when a concert is coming to your home town?
iTunes Artists, Meet Concert Tours
What’s better than listening to your favorite artists in iTunes on your Mac? Watching your favorite artists in a nearby concert.
Ontour is a Mac app that does the unthinkable. It scans all the artists in your iTunes music library, then checks concert information online.
When it finds a match of an artist in iTunes who’s playing a concert date near you, Ontour displays the list on screen.
In typical Mac fashion, you get a list of artist in your iTunes music library that have scheduled concert dates in your area.
Here’s what it looks like.
Ontour lists the date of the concert, the artist, where the concert is schedule, a map so you can find the location, and an option to buy tickets online.
Click the Buy button and Ticketmaster pops up with additional information. Click the Map button and Google Maps pops up with the location.
That’s it. Simple. Effective. Fast. And missing a few useful features.
What’s missing? You have to run Ontour from time to time. There’s no behind-the-scenes background checking going on, so you won’t be notified if you don’t run the app.
Also, there’s no location awareness (as you’d find in an iPhone app), so you need to enter your address manually into Google Maps to get directions to the concert.
Ontour also needs an option to change your location so you can check on concerts which may be playing near you, but not within your home town.
Otherwise, you can’t beat the price and ease of use.