Just wanted to remind you guys that the Plug Independent Music Awards are tonight at 8 pm EST. The awards will be hosted by Patton Oswalt and include performances by nominees St. Vincent, Dizzee Rascal, José Gonzalez, and The Forms DiVinci. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is headlining. I was actually supposed to attend the awards, which is being hosted at Terminal 5 in New York City, but had a last minute change of plans. Even though tickets are sold out, you can catch the whole event on a webcast HERE.
The Plug Awards were founded to highlight outstanding accomplishments within the independent music community, and if I’m not mistaken, you still have a little time to vote for various categories via Plug’s website. Michael Showalter, who is one of my biggest idols, also did three really funny promo videos for the Plug Awards which you can see below (click “continue reading” to see last two)
Here are a few songs that are on albums that have been nominated as Best of 2007:
Beirut – Nantes
Band of Horses – Ode to LRC
Radiohead – Reckoner
Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
The National – Fake Empire
Album of The Year: Radiohead – In Rainbows
New Artist of The Year: Justice
Female Arist of the Year: Emily Haines (have to admit I’m not sure)
Male Artist of the Year: Andrew Bird
Indie Album of the Year: Band of Horses – Cease to Begin
Song of the Year: Justice -D.A.N.C.E. (though if up to me, The National – Fake Empire)
Live Act: Of Montreal
Music Video: Justice: D.A.N.C.E.
Record Label of the Year: Sub Pop
Music Website of the Year: This is close. Between Pitchfork, Daytrotter, and Hype Machine. I’m going with Hype Machine.
Music Blog of the Year: Brooklyn Vegan
Online Radio Station: Either KEXP or KCRW. I’m going with KEXP.
What do you think about my predictions? Make your own in the comments!
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