A spoonful of live music is a sure-fire cure for old fuddy-duddiness: Timbr

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I fall into a routine and start feeling like I’m my grandmother or something. My life feels like nothing but work eat sleep and it’s seriously lacking in shiny sparkly moments. When this happens, you really need to shake things up a bit, but you don’t always know where to start. Timbre might be able to help. It’s a beautiful little app that will show you all the live music within easy reach of the house you need to get your butt out of.

You can tap the Timbr logo (guitar pick) and the app will figure out where you are. You can also type in a city name if you’re planning a trip, or stranded in a strange city. The app opens to a nice minimalist, retro-looking home screen displaying band/artist names. As you scroll up and down, the dates change in the left margin.

Tap a name to get event date and venue info. As that screen opens, the band’s music starts to play (if available). Tap the screen again and at the bottom you’ll see details about the song that’s playing, controls to skip back and forth among songs, and if available, an iTunes button so you can go buy the music. Swipe right or left to go to the next or previous band’s page.

The ticket icon at the top of each band page will take you to a site where you can buy tickets (if applicable), or it may suggest you download an app, like SeatGeek. Tap the sharing icon to see your options (Twitter, SMS, etc.). Tap the settings icon in the top right corner of the home screen to adjust the radius and other stuff. I only wish I could tap something and see the venue on a map. Then Timbr would be perfect.

Now find a band and a bar and send an SMS to your best friend or boyfriend and go out and get yourself some shiny sparkly.

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Devices: iOS
Cost: Free
Timbre on the App Store

About Pam

Pamela Poole put on her red cowboy boots and moved from San Diego to Paris in 2006. She's a translator and tech blogger who believes the Internet is the fountain of youth.

22. February 2013 by Pam
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