Monday, February 18, 2008

Plug Awards Austin

Each year the best in independent music is celebrated by the PLUG awards. Nominees are selected by the PLUG Cartel, a group of around 300 artists, journalists, record labels, and other music industry folk. Many of the artists on the PLUG ballot are well known to fans of independent music, but most are nowhere near the household names they deserve to be.

The winners are completely decided by the voters, and the winners will be announced at the PLUG Awards Ceremony and Concert on March 6, 2008 in New York City. PLUG attempts to highlight the best of indie-everything, including the best albums, music videos, record labels, concert venues, and music festivals.

For all of you homers, here are the Austin-centric nominees:
Live Music Venue of The Year:
Record Store of The Year:
Music Festival of The Year:
Also, Spoon is nominated in about 50 different categories. Voting is almost closed so be sure to make your picks ASAP, and watch the awards ceremony at the Dell Lounge.