Band Buddy is a web-browser-based app that fetches concerts from the enormous archive of live recordings housed at the Internet Archive (www.archive.org). Pick a band from the thousands that have concerts in the archive, and Band Buddy will fetch you a concert. Options include specifying years from which to search, recording type (soundboard or audience), and whether to try to find a concert corresponding to the current date or month. The available bands can be sorted by either name or the number of concerts each has in the archive (the default), and Band Buddy will even pick a random band for you.
- On the iPhone, the number of bands listed is truncated to 1000 due to limitations in the mobile Safari browser. This limitation is not present on other platforms, which will provide access to all 6000+ bands with concerts in the archive.
Everybody needs a Band Buddy!
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