Thrillcall Is Like Groupon for Live Music

2 Comments 16 February 2012

Thrillcall Is Like Groupon for Live Music

Most of the time, the decision to see live music takes place weeks or even months in advance. You know the routine: Talk to your friends to see who else is going, somebody throws down a credit card, and then you put the show on your calendars. Thrillcall, which released an iOS app on Wednesday, flips that process in that the whole point is to find out about shows at the last minute.

For starters, it includes the same sort of show listings available elsewhere on BandsinTown and Songkick, with a new twist: the mobile version only shows you which concerts are happening in your town that night. That’s the “Tonight’s Music” tab in the app, pictured to the right.

That’s not an incredibly original idea, though it is useful if you suddenly find yourself with a free evening. The more original aspect of Thrillcall is a GroupOn-like feature that purportedly lets you score deals on tickets.

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  1. Matt says:

    Thanks for the posting Eliot’s piece here.

    We’re really excited about the launch of the app. We launched on Thursday and we already have well exceeded expectations.

    It is important to note that Thrillcall is really trying to be more of special offers location on a daily basis—not a discounting en masse service.

    I liken our service more to if a Jeep Gilt Group crashed into the Yelp offices.

    Discounting benefits no one if that is the lone value proposition. It undervalues the artist, venue and promoter.

    We think with the flexibility of different offers that a “merchant” can create combined with the industry-leading listings will make Thrillcall the only aggregate concert app that you’ll ever need. We also work very closely with primary vendors—we’re not attempting to be a marketing channel, not service “the house.”

    Thanks again and happy to chat in more detail on our long term vision.

  2. Thanks, Matt! We’re happy to let our readers know about Thrillcall. Keep us informed of new developments and features with the app going forward - congratulations!

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