If you don't want to read the technocrap:
try out this setlist finder:
autocomplete for venue and city name
search by month, day, or year
If you haven't noticed, I finally built a database of dead shows. I always wanted one, and now I have one. The main reason that it came together now is that I have been using a new language, Ruby, and specifically Ruby on Rails, and the setlists database fit very nicely with rails.
The first output was the "view tabs by setlist", but now I am putting out the actual ruby on rails front end. This stuff is what is called "web 2.0", using AJAX and nifty rounded corners. I've used Firefox 1.5, IE 6.0 and Opera 8.52 and things worked.
This particular app lets you search by month or day of month or year or Venue name or city name or state or any combination of the above.
This means that you can find all shows that were played in January, or all shows played on the 5th of the month, etc..
The nifty "web 2.0" stuff is the autocomplete for venues and cities. Just start typing the name of a venue, and the app will give you a list of suggestions (how fast I really don't know). The same works for Cities too.