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Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

Anti-/Epitaph artists recieve 11 PLUG Independent Music Award nominations!

The PLUG Independent Music Awards began in 2001 and are dedicated to celebrating the artists that flourish independent of Major label support. PLUG is about the independent community – fans and biz – coming together to recognize its own.

Epitaph and Anti- have recieved 11 nominations for this year's awards including artist of the year and record label of the year. This year’s event will be held in New York City this February.

Here are the catagories and nominees:

Female Artist Of The Year: A Girl Called Eddy Jolie Holland

Male Artist Of The Year: Tom Waits Nick Cave

Artist Of The Year: Tom Waits

Punk Rock Album Of The Year: Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First Converge - You Fail Me

Live Act Of The Year: Sage Francis

Label Act Of The Yea:r Anti-

PLUG Album Art/Packaging Of The Year: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus Tom Waits - Real Gone

You can cast your vote for the PLUG awards online href='http://plugawards.com/general_vote.php' target='_blank'>HERE!

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