When Josh showed me Pocket Guitar on his iPhone a few months back, I said "when will we go to a concert and the band will come out playing iPhones?"

Looks like it's happening even sooner than I thought. Thanks to Jen Robinson for the tip.

#My Music

Comments (Archived):

  1. Julien

    Not sure it was the or not, but a band also “played” songs at the Crunchies back in January with their iPhones!

  2. Sllecks

    I few months back, I went to see Ratatat in concert. The opening artist came out with a Wii controller. He used the controller’s accelerometer to alter the sound that his synth was producing. Admittedly, it didn’t sound good at all, but was definitely fun and interesting to watch. I’m fairly sure the iPod or iPhone could do this much easier with the right apps, and I would expect these electronica artists to be the first to implement it.

  3. David Semeria

    I don’t think Kraftwerk have too much to worry about.The iPhone’s versatility combined with developers’ creativity is a truly potent combination.Remarkable.

  4. slara512

    nice, smells like a paradigm shift with so many applications available.

  5. Guest

    Quite a unique way to put the iPhone and it’s apps to use. This definitely shows some possibilities for built in features the next iPhone /iPod may possess and how the consumer plays a crucial role in the evolution of a product.

  6. Ethan Bauley

    The funny thing is that the people who will put in the “10,000 hours” to make this sound better are probably software engineers, not the players themselves.Of course, when both parties put in their time…

  7. Joe

    I love this concept and can’t wait to get an iPhone band together now, too. That said, I think this performance by Golan Levin in 2001 is still the holy grail of such a concept:http://www.flong.com/projec

  8. Sandy Sabean

    Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham, Carl Perkins, Joe Strummer — they’re all rolling over in their grave!

    1. fredwilson

      Maybe notAt least they are playing real music and not rock bandI think this is showing the way forward, to where I am not sure

      1. Dfactor

        “to where I am not sure…”?…to a place where ‘audiences’ (will there be such a thing for these ‘performances’?) will no doubt fall over dead from mind-numbing boredom

        1. fredwilson

          Don’t be so sure about that. Its all about the entertainer not the instrument