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!