songkick.com

songkickcom

This is a really cool idea, share your live concert experiences with others. The home page really does look great, the imagery and the type overlays in the boxes look really cool and gives it just the right vibe. There is a “london events” link in the main navigation bar on the home page, I notice there are actually events throughout the site in the US that are listed, but right of the bat as a visitor I’m thinking this site only has info on shows that are in the UK.

After leaving the homepage you find yourself on page that is nothing more than a long list, this feels a bit overwhelming. I think the site could be improved a hundred fold if this list page could somehow become more engaging and less like just a big long list.

My gripes are more about usability and information delivery and not about pure aesthetics or visual design, the visual design is totally there on this site.

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Gene Crawford

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  • http://www.songkick.com michelle

    Hi, thanks for your great feedback. We spent a lot of time designing the homepage, giving it tons of TLC, but we didn’t give as much care to the metro area listings (London events) page. We agree, it feels flat and does nothing to engage you, which is a shame because we now know that that second link in the top nav is the most clicked on link after the homepage! Now that we’re launched, we’re really looking forward to spending time on making those pages more exciting.

    We don’t only cover the UK, we cover US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, too! Our IP geolocation mistakenly thinks you’re in London. You can change in the upper right hand area of the page: http://www.songkick.com/metro_areas/24426-uk-london

    Please feel free to get in touch with more suggestions, they’re really helpful!

  • http://www.red-root.com Luke

    Definitely a very well designed site, loving the homepage. But I agree about the listing pages, perhaps having the listings larger with some pagination might help possibly, usability testing for these little things might go a long way :)

  • http://www.chickeonaunicycle.com RMH

    I wonder why no credit is given by Songkick for information plagiarised from other sites such as http://www.chickeonaunicycle.com? Prosopographers and the like have worked long and hard in gathering and authenticating concert dates and details – if folk such as Songkick are simply going to use the work of others, at least they should have the courtesy to say where the information comes from – even if they cannot bring themselves to ask permission to use it.