Plug Awards Nominees Announced
The Plug Awards is the only show of its kind where bands thriving outside the mainstream like Animal Collective and Wolf Parade can garner multiple nominations. The Plug Awards include normal Grammy-style categories like Album of the Year and New Artist of the Year, but they also offer awards for Music Website of the Year and Zine of the Year. Besides the AC and WP, Spoon, Broken Social Scene, and Sufjan Stevens all received more than one nomination. A cabal of writers, DJs, bloggers, filmmakers, fans, and other members of the independent scene helped determine the nominations. The Plug Awards will take place on Feb. 6 at New York’s Webster Hall. The National, who received six nominations, are set to perform at the ceremony, with other acts to be confirmed in the coming months.
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