Set Listener update – now listen to specific shows in Spotify

Last month I released the Set Listener –  a web app that lets you create a Spotify playlist for an artist’s most recent show.   A frequent request by users has been to allow the creation of a Spotify playlist for any show, not just the most recent one. However, I didn’t want to have to implement an elaborate event search and browse feature (this was supposed to be a quick hack) especially since already implements this browsing. So instead I did a bit of hack to implement this feature – in addition to accepting an artist name, the Set Listener will accept the url of any show. If you enter a show URL, the Set Listener will grab the songs for that show and generate the playlist. Here’s the flow:

Go to and browse until you find your show of interest. Grab the URL



Paste the URL into the Set Listener and you should be good to go:



  1. #1 by thelaay on August 4, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Thanks, that’s something I will definitely use from now on!
    And just wondering – why do you have GIAA’s Riga gig as an example?

    • #2 by Paul on August 4, 2014 - 11:53 am

      It’s because I really like GIAA. They were one of my prime motivations for the app. I knew they were touring, but were unlikely to visit New England, where I live, so I figured I could at least ‘follow along’ with this app.

      • #3 by thelaay on August 4, 2014 - 12:07 pm

        Good to see fellow GIAA fan!
        I’ve been on that concert (and it was great!) and for a second I’ve thought that maybe the screenshot is generated based on location (I’m from Riga) or something like that :)

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