This list is best for idle browsing. There is no theme. But some of the sites are great.

Obscure Sound
(Obscure Sound is an indie music blog featuring quality, emerging artists through streaming audio and in-depth reviews. Obscure Sound covers emerging independent artists, featuring audio streams and detailed write-ups.

There is no about page at this site, but a bit about the host nicely sums up what will be found there: “Sheila B. has spent most of her life in the dusty old record shops of New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo, in an attempt to own every ’60s girl-pop 45 in existence. She has produced and written the liner notes for several compilations including Real Gone Music / Sony Legacy’s Honeybeat: Groovy 60s Girl-Pop, Ace Records/Big Beat’s ’60s Japanese girl-pop compilation series, Nippon Girls, and Rhino Records’ Grammy nominated One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found box set.”

Dancing Astronaut
Dancing Astronaut is a media company built for the global dance music community. It is an evolving platform supporting dance / electronic music and culture. Its brand represents dance music’s manifestation of identity, community, and the global human connection. It is an editorial voice, a reflection of culture, and an independent content source. Its output is made possible by a team of some of the most dedicated, hardest working people in the business.

EDM Nations
We are your reliable source of EDM News about your favorite DJ’s, festivals, producers and software & hardware updates.

Dr. John and the Dalai Lama (Photo: Tulane University)

Hi-Fi Answers
Welcome to our site – an independent online audio magazine, focusing on practical and intelligent answers to questions about 2-channel audio equipment. Our team offers you the day-to-day buzz of news, activities, shows and evaluations and a lot more.

Popjustice is a website which bangs on about pop music at considerable length. We have been giving pop the respect it deserves and the disrespect it deserves since the turn of the century. MISCEL

Pop History Dig
Music History, Music Business, Music in Politics, Music in Film, Song Histories, Artist Profiles, etc.

Run The Trap
Run the Trap was created in July 2012 to bring underground trap music and other related genres to the forefront and highlight the forward thinking sounds being produced across the globe. We at RTT are very selective of the music we post, and make sure to only share the utmost quality works on our website. Quality > Quantity.

Sharing the latest and greatest about Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and technology.

Our New Things: Links to Music Sites and Info on Analog Tech and Vinyl

TDMB has focused on music and musicians. We will continue to do that, of course. We're also expanding our coverage to include vinyl and analog equipment.

More specifically, we'll look at this huge and interesting world from the perspective of music lovers who want a better experience, not committed non-audiophiles.

Check out is some of what we've written so far:

-- Assessing the Value of Vinyl Records: An Overview

-- 7 Quick Tips on Optimizing Your Turntable Cartridge

-- Why Vinyl Records Continue to Thrive

-- Finding the Best Amplifier

-- Finding the Best Phono Preamp

-- What Speakers Do I Need for My Turntable?

Check out more articles on analog equipment and vinyl.

The site also is home to The Internet Music Mapping Project, an effort to list and describe as many music-related sites as possible.

Our Music

--A Tribe Called Quest to The Dick Hyman Trio (In other words, A to H)

--Indigo Girls to Queen Ida (I to Q)

--Radiohead to ZZ Top (R to Z)

Reading Music

The stories of the great bands and musicians are fascinating. Musicians as a group are brilliant, but often troubled. The combination of creativity and drama makes for great reading.

Here are some books to check out.

Duke Ellington brought class, sophistication and style to jazz which, until that point, was proudly unpolished and raucous. His story is profound. The author, Terry Teachout, also wrote "Pops," the acclaimed bio of Louis Armstrong. Click here or on the image.


What else is there to say? Here is the story behind every song written by The Beatles. Click here or on the image.


The Grateful Dead don't get enough credit for the profound nature of its lyrics. Many of the band's songs are driven by a deep and literate Americana ("I'm Uncle Sam/That's who I am/Been hidin' out/In a rock and roll band" and "Majordomo Billy Bojangles/Sit down and have a drink with me/What's this about Alabama/Keeps comin' back to me?").

David Dodd's exhaustive study tells the story, song by song. Click here or on the image.

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