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Archivist Live Music - stream great band concerts app for iPhone and iPad

4.0 ( 7840 ratings )
Developer: Supercritical Flow
3.99 USD
Current version: 2.1, last update: 7 months ago
First release : 13 May 2011
App size: 4.18 Mb

Instantly listen to 75,000 live concerts! Reviewers say: "worth every penny," "best app purchase all year for me", "the best thing since sliced bread."

- Discover new music from more than 3,500 artists
- More than 75,000 concerts
- Automatically suggests bands you listen to
- Read concert reviews
- Supports multitasking on iOS 4: listen in the background
- Rewind, fast forward, and seek through songs
- Shuffle and repeat
- Display cover art when available
- AirPlay support - play music through your Apple TV or Airport Express

Archivist makes it easy to listen to live concert recordings from the Live Music Archive (

It searches your music library to suggest artists you like with shows available. Install it and youll be streaming a concert from one of your favorite bands in seconds!

Search or browse through more than 3,500 artists in the music archives collection, including great musicians like Jack Johnson, Ryan Adams, Matisyahu, John Mayer and Elliott Smith, as well as favorites like the Grateful Dead, Umphries McGee, The Disco Biscuits, The Smashing Pumpkins, moe. and so many more.

Pros and cons of Archivist Live Music - stream great band concerts app for iPhone and iPad

Archivist Live Music - stream great band concerts app good for

Always been a big fan of the archive. Only way to listen to some new music of my favorite bands. The new update is great. Keep up the good work!
This apps does what it says it will do and does so with a clean interface. There really isnt much to fault with the implementation. The only bug that I encountered was a glitchy AirPlay implementation. I hope the bug I experienced will be fixed shortly. What is stopping me from giving a 5 star review is that there isnt a whole lot here, especially in comparison to superb music apps like TuneIn Radio. Heres what Id like to see: * The option to cache songs locally for listening on commutes. * iPad support. * Grouping of shows with multiple sources. For example a Grateful Dead show may have 3-5 or more sources. This makes browsing the archive more difficult than it needs to be. * Sorting options. By listens and by ratings would be an excellent start. * The ability to favorite or star shows so I can come back to them easily. * Pull in images and bio data on artists for more attractive display options.
There should be no negativity associated with this domain. Nothin but positivity will be heard here. Keller rules. (not Bob)

Some bad moments

The Ap doesnt give you complete access to the entire Grateful Dead collection. Not Charlie Miller soundboards to be found. Ridiculous. The only reason I bought this was to be able to stream shows without stopping when my phone was inactive, but the shows I want arent available. The search function and the information available for each show is too basic. I want to be able to search for shows by date and see the recording specifics that are available online, but you can only search by band and the data for each show is only about 25 characters long. Save your money the Ap is a big ripoff.
The app claims to have 10,743 GD shows available, and once did! But now when I reload the shows it only loads to 91%, and only around 1,500 recordings appear. What happened? The shows Ive saved as favorites still play (sometimes) but cant be found. There dont seem any soundboards available. We need answers!!!
I ignored the other reviews that said app will crash during 2nd song. Doh Will happily change review to five stars once they fix this.
Great job in the work that was put into this app. Spent many years collecting and trading tapes of shows, now available in on place.
Solid amounts of shows, ap works great. Cant complain. Get this if you need shows on the go, or if your collection is missing some shows that your friends insist are a must listen.
An easy to use window into more music than you can possibly listen to in a lifetime. Well done!