NPR on the Influence of Music Blogs on the Indie Music Scene
This story gives a pretty interesting overview of how the indie and music blog scenes intersect:
To Generate Buzz, Clap Your Hands on the 'Net!
All Things Considered, November 29, 2005· Musicians looking for a break are increasingly turning away from conventional forms of promotion and toward the more populist venue of the Internet. MP3 blogs, Web-based music magazines, and online record stores all offer small-time bands a chance to reach a wider audience.A music blog blogging about a radio show story about music blogs... trippy...
Over two weeks this past June, all of those forces mobilized to support a group called Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, a five-piece rock combo based in New York and Philadelphia. It was one of scores of bands making music without the help of a record label, pressing CDs themselves and selling them at concerts and on the Internet.