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 10 blogs
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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    Two Story Melody +

    Apparently, every song has two stories – the one that is written & the one that is heard. This blog endeavors to understand that process and how songs are created to convey ideas and emotions. The hope is that by understanding the stories behind the music, readers will better understand their own stories.

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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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        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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          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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            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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              Rock The Pigeon +

              Rock The Pigeon is an indie music blog based in the East Bay Area with writers submitting work from throughout the US. They cover all types of music like Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Americana. You’ll also find poetry and art submissions, as well as movies and interviews.

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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 a very easy process to submit your own music for review & exposure.

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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.

                  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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