A Victoria software developer has launched a tool to help get music lovers out to more concerts.
“It displays all the bands and artists that are playing at the location you select,” Bushey said. “The Spotify playlist will be yours to customize.”
Bushey came up with the idea and the name after making playlists based on concert listings at record stores.
“Most of the artists on the listings were unfamiliar to me, so I was just manually plugging the band name in Spotify. If a band came up that I thought was cool, I would go see them live. That was super tedious, but it was a great way to find and see more music. Record Shop automates that whole process.”
Bushey is a software developer for Workday.
“Record shop combines my passion for listening to good music and software development. It also lets me give back to the community.”
There is even an exclusive Rifflandia Record Shop page and playlist available at recordshop.cool/rifflandia.
“I reached out to them,” Bushey added. “Our goals aligned. Those are discovering unfamiliar artists and making it easy for people to hear those bands. A lot of people gloss over the smaller bands on a festival lineup. We want to bring those unfamiliar artists to light.”
Rifflandia’s Electric Avenue is taking place downtown in the Arts and Innovation District from Sept. 7 to 9. The Park festival runs from Sept. 15 to 17 at Royal Athletic Park.
“You can even have a playlist based on the days you want to go to,” Bushey said. “It would be great to get all of the local festivals and do the same thing for them and create exclusive pages. I’m trying to help boost the music scene in Victoria.”