Traditionally, if your favorite band was playing and you couldn’t get there for a reason or the other there was little you could do but sit in your room and sulk all night. Alternatively, you could take the Keith Moon approach and trash the room beyond recognition. Neither option was really healthy, so I am not surprised a system like Awdio was (finally) devised.
Basically, this French startup will let you listen to the sound of clubs and venues on your desktop. So far, something like 150 venues are supported and the list is growing fast. 150 clubs mean that through the site you will have access to roughly 5,000 events per month. Now the question will not be what to listen to but rather what to skip in order to keep up with your social life.
Of course, a system like this one is great for people who live in parts of the world that are a bit remote like I do. It is no substitute to actually being there, but any form of participation is a valid one nowadays.
This is one of the 15 startups that will be spotlighted at the upcoming MidemNet Lab event. I think it will do very fine, not because they are local but because it is useful and professional-looking from start to finish. But don’t take just my word, head straight to the site and launch a show or two.