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Rockspots New York

iPhone / iPad
  • Travel
  • Music
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Travel through the history of rock with this app. Rockspots New York guides you through the streets where rock history was made: Where John Lennon was killed. Where Hip Hop was born. Where David Bowie met Iggy Pop. Where Madonna worked as a hat check girl.

This app takes you to the places where it all happened. Where the careers of The Ramones, Blondie and Velvet Underground got started. Where Bob Dylan had his first professional performance. Where Bob Marley had his last. Where they lived, met, played, hung out and died. Andy Warhol’s Factory, Chelsea Hotel, Fillmore East, Café Wha?, Studio 54, CBGB, Max's Kansas City. Many of the historical spots are long gone, but now you can relive the story.

Through search criteria such as Home, Concert Venue, Birthplace, Death Site, Burial Site, Album Cover and Recording Studio you’ll be closer to the story than ever before. Rockspots New York lets you search for specific artists (more than 20 spots related to Bob Dylan only!), music video locations or the story behind a song.

Take your iPhone for a trip around New York City, or do the traveling at home. You can read the stories and save your favorites for a later pilgrimage. Find the spots easily on the map and get the directions on how to get there from your own location.

Special features:

Rockspots New York comes with a built-in database of nearly 200 rock history landmarks in and around The Big Apple, offering fast search performance without requiring network connectivity.

Rockspots New York can detect your current location and lets you search for spots in your vicinity.

All New York subway stations, neighborhoods and selected landmarks can be used as the starting point for a search for the armchair Rockspots tourist.

Integrated map shows your location relative to search results or saved favourites (map display requires network connectivity).

Relevant content from Wikipedia is presented directly in the application for the majority of the spots (this requires network connectivity).

Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch.
Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.