Indie Music Blogs

The best indie music blogs for passionate & honest reviews on emerging musicians, home recordings & DIY labels. Our list includes blogs related to all sorts of genres, reviews on single tracks as well as albums, and lots of possibilities for music submissions.

// This list features 9 blogs
Obscure Sound

Created by Mike Mineo, who formerly wrote for Pop Matters & Stylus Magazine, Obscure Sound is an indie music site that aims to find new and emerging quality artists. Most content is focused on one track, with an option for the listener to hear more.

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    Fingertips

    Founded in 2003, Fingertips posts the best free 21st-century music on the internet and reviews each one with musical passion. The chosen music is always full of heart and soul and generally relatable to a version of the Rock’n’Roll genre. Musicians are welcome to submit their music, after reading the guidelines.

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      Various Small Flames

      Various Small Flames is a UK-based blog that was previously named Wake The Deaf. Dedicated to the belief that connecting people with music has the power to help them better understand themselves and the world, they share music from independent artists. Specifically home recordings and DIY labels

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        Fake Shore Drive

        Fake Shore Drive has been the go-to source for Chicago-based hip-hop news for over ten years. And it recently branched out to cover the entire Midwest too. You’ll find updated news, emerging artist reviews, and it’s also a very easy process to submit your own music for review and exposure.

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          Hip Hop Since 1987

          This hip-hop blog might be based in Philly, but it shares a broad variety of content that can sometimes be overlooked by other hip-hop sites. Their coverage of the escalating battle rap scene is well worth tuning in, and their YouTube channel is pretty awesome too.

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            The Boom Box

            The Boom Box is well known for its compelling articles about Hip-Hop and Rap music, as well as music comparisons, and reviews on new singles, albums, & videos from the same genres. Check out their content for articles like The 10 Incredible Freestyles That Shook Up Rap.

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              HipHop N More

              HipHop N More prides itself on updating its viewers with the ‘freshest and hottest’ hip-hop news, music & videos.  Check out their weekly series called Saturday Spotlight, where upcoming artists & producers are highlighted. You can also submit your own music for review.

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                Underground Hip Hop Blog

                Featuring new & fresh underground music from all over the world, this blog will expose you to experimental hip hop, as well as mainstream artists. You’ll also find artist interviews, live sessions, and upcoming events. It’s also a great place for artists to promote their music.

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                  LA On Lock

                  LA On Lock is a media platform for independent hip-hop music that has been using its blog to provide coverage for up & coming artists from the LA area since 2013. You’ll also find artist interviews, album & single reviews, as well as event updates.