Tuesday, January 17, 2006

‘Tis the Season (for Awards Shows)

Plug Independent Music Awards is set to take place in early February. Artists such as Animal Collective, Antony and the Johnsons, Devendra Banhart, Wolf Parade, The National, Chad VanGaalen, Hanne Hukkelberg, José González, M. Ward, and Deerhoof among others are celebrated nominees. The on-line ballot is here:


The Bowery Presents will host the Plug Awards at Websters Hall. A number of bands and artists will be peforming including The National, Chad Van Gaalen and Celebration. Buy your tickets here:


Speaking of Celebration, where are they on the Plug Awards official ballot? There is a section at the bottom of the ballot form called “Let us know who you think got overlooked”. Ermm…Celebration, perhaps?!

If you aren’t familiar with Celebration, their boisterous debut cd was released on 4AD in October 2005 (with a 2006 release date for the UK, I believe). You can can hear a few tracks and check out the video for their song War here:


There is a lengthy bio on their MySpace page which is worth reading:


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