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App of the Week: Bring Back The Bygone Concerts

Summer is starting, and that means lots of outdoor concerts.  But if you’re like me, you have seen most of your favorite bands perform, and the thought of trekking in the heat and humidity to an amphitheater that seems to be at least a mile from your car is not so appealing anymore.  Been there-done that.

But the music, the famous live concerts dating back to the 50s at the Fillmore, the Newport Jazz festival, Tanglewood, the Shrine Auditorium and many more venues can still be heard-on an app.

This morning I’m sitting on my patio, listening to Neil Young & Crazy Horse perform at the Fillmore East on March 6, 1970 on my iPhone.  Remember Cowgirl in the Sand?

Yesterday, in my den I “attended” the James Brown 1969 concert at the Newport Jazz Festival.

This fabulous app that takes me back to my youth is called Wolfgang’s Vault.

Here is just one example of a day’rock concerts wherever and whenever on my iPhone or iPod.  I can also listen on my computer.

It works like this:

The Concert Vault opens to show seven categories.  Inside the categories are lists of concerts.  Next to each concert selection is the total number of tracks (songs) and total running time of the show.

The categories include:

I must admit I have a very narrow taste in music. I was raised in Detroit.  I’m a Motown Sound girl.   I like blues, gospel and R & B.  Over the years it’s been getting harder to find radio stations-even paid radio stations-that give me my beloved sound.  Now that I’ve been turned on to Wolfgang’s Vault, I look forward to live concerts everyday of the year-without the crowds, and without the mile trek in the heat and humidity.

Do you have a favorite app I should check out?  Please tell us in the Comments section.