Musicians should have feeds. (Citizens has one now.)I like seeing music live. But most of my favorite artists can't tour as frequently as they'd like. Finding if they're playing in town means I have to rely on frequent visits to...
- ...their websites
- ...the online calendars of local venues
- ...link sites on which my favorite bands might appear.
A nice side effect: viewing the feed within Reader makes it easy to browse our tour history. Work that scrollwheel!
Too few musicians or labels actually have feeds for their shows, though Sub Pop is a nice exception and includes a page chock full of feeds for their bands and podcasts. I think they should include the venue address and the entire lineup in the items for their tour feeds, though.
I'm considering adding an enclosure of an mp3 in each entry as an example. Maybe that's unnecessary - subscribers would already know what we sound like, right?
(I'm eager to add a shows feed for Dealership, too, but legacy code is a temporary hinderance.)