Happy New Year! As we wrap up the first full year of ShowlistDC, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s been using this site. Thanks for sending me emails, thanks for telling me about shows, thanks for inviting me to your events on Facebook– oh! and hey, thanks to all the musicians out there who put on such awesome shows for all of us!
The idea for this site was hatched in November of 2010, when a friend of mine pointed me to ShowlistAustin, a show listing site started by one of my friends from back when I lived in Austin (unfortunately for me, that site was launched after I had already moved up to DC). I had been keeping track of a ton of DC-area shows already, since I’m a freelance writer, so I decided to take all of my information and put it up on the web for other people to use.
Here’s a little wrap-up of what ShowlistDC did in 2011:
I’ve got a lot planned for 2012 as well. In addition to all the concert listings and recommendations that you can currently find here, I’m working on fuller venue information pages (with details about parking, public transportation, and tickets for each venue, as well as other info like which venues have cash-only bars and which venues sell food). I’d like to give away more tickets, and I’ve been talking to some local bands about doing some giveaways of their albums here as well. If there are any ideas for things you’d like to see on ShowlistDC or on this blog, please let me know (either comment here or send an email to showlistdc[at]gmail.com)!
Oh, and feel free to look for me at shows too– I went to 132 shows in 2011 and plan to double that in 2012! (Ok, I probably won’t be able to double that, but I do go to a lot!) I wear a ShowlistDC hoodie when it’s cold out, so I’m pretty easy to spot. Come up and say hi– and keep supporting live music in 2012!