I’ve been checking out Google Gadgets lately and most of them are neat, but generally useless, little tools for your desktop. The Touring Gadget might just be on to something though.
The description says that it periodically scans your hard drive for music and then synchs up with JamBase to find tour dates for all found artists. You can have it search your hometown or any city of your choosing and it will list shows within 50 miles. Pretty clever.
Unfortunately, I haven’t tried it because you have to have Google Desktop 4 or above installed and I have enough third-party shit on my machine for now. Check it out for yourself if you have Google Desktop and let us know what you think.