In a recent post we talked about FabChannel, a good site to find live-concert videos. Today we’re hyping a website that actually organizes live shows, streams the gig in real-time and allows fans to interact directly with their favorite artists while they’re playing.
DeepRockDrive is a new platform that hints at what the future of live gigs has in stock for us. Bands apply to play a gig in their studios (based in Las Vegas). If the band gets 1000 request votes from fans, Deep Rock contacts them to set up a show.
The band plays in a big studio in front of cameramen with lighting effects and TV screens – looks like a very professional show. What’s interesting with the concept is that fans get to choose the songs they want to hear as well as the order in which they’ll be played, all real-time. They can also switch between four camera angles, thus providing a very interactive experience. Fans can also post comments and give feedback on the performance, which are displayed on the TV screens for the band to see.
This site is really pushing the envelope for fan/band interaction – I give my thumbs-up in advance here cause I believe this (or something like it) will undoubtedly be part of that the future of live music will be made of. From what I can see on the site, shows can cost up to $10, often $6.99, and many of them are actually free. I’m planning on “attending” the next show on the 23rd of August . Really curious to what the experience has to offer.
Here’s a video of a song performed at Deep Rock’s studio. What you see is from the viewers standpoint. Gives you a pretty good idea of how it plays out.