Volume 96, Issue 92
Tuesday, March 25, 2003

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Pollstar
www.pollstar.com

If you're tired of getting sucked in by concert rumours and want a sure-fire way of knowing who is playing where, when and with who, Pollstar is the answer.

This giant database allows you to search either by artist, city or venue to find out about upcoming concerts. If successful, the search results display all of the artists' upcoming dates and the corresponding venues. You can then click on the venue name to obtain more information about other events at that location, as well as get contact information for the venue.

This amazingly informative site also features well-written concert reviews and updated news about tours and events. In addition, it is updated daily, making all the information timely and useful.

Pollstar's huge range of artists includes everyone from Motorhead to Hot Hot Heat to Cher, giving this site universal appeal.
Mojam
www.mojam.com

Mojam is another concert listings Web site available on the Internet, and although it is better than many, it has a few downfalls.

Mojam does allow the user to search for an event by artist, city or venue, and it has a good amount of artists listed in its database; however, unlike Pollstar, there is no link to purchase tickets for the event you have selected. Thus, it would make more sense to skip this site and take your chances with Ticketmaster.

Another downfall is the site's boring main page. There is absolutely no front page content beyond a search engine and a few lists of new tours; nothing really grabs your attention.

The information that a search returns is also quite limited, listing only the concert date and time.

One positive aspect of the Mojam site is the maps it features that provide directions to each concert venue.

–Dale Wyatt






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