Search for a musician and, unless you have a particularly obscure
taste in music, your results page will feature a more information box containing lots of useful facts, such as record labels associated with that artist and where the musician hails from. Most of this information is clickable, so if you’re hankering after a Google Map of your favourite band’s home town, then you’re in luck. The box also contains
related imagery; click any image to launch the image viewer, or click More Images to view additional visual content. When you perform a musician-related search, Google scours the web for upcoming tour dates, then factors in your current location and highlights events that are happening nearby. Your more info box will also feature a rundown of the artist’s most popular songs, but if you’re looking for a more complete picture of their musical output, scroll down to the thumbnail album covers, which represent the artist’s complete discography; again, all of these items are clickable. Finally, the more information box makes some suggestions for other musicians you might be interested in, based on your original query. Click any that catches your eye to start an entirely new Google search – who knows, you might find your next musical obsession!
FIND A FILM
Search for your local cinema (or if you don’t have a venue in mind, search for ‘movies in’ followed by a location) and Google supplies a list of all the movies showing on that particular day, alongside each film’s rating, genre and trailer. If you searched for an actual cinema, you’ll spot the familiar more information box. This typically contains some photos of the venue, a description and an average rating based on visitor reviews. Click the ‘…Google reviews’ link to read the full reviews, and then consider clicking ‘Write a review’ to add your thoughts to the mix. Venue-related information boxes also contain a Google Map preview and a Directions button that gives you instructions on how to find the cinema. Finally, the more information box contains thumbnail previews of similar venues. As usual, click any of these to perform a search based on that new subject. Expect a similar experience when you are searching for other types of venues, such as museums, galleries, theatres, music venues and bars.