FREAKS OF THE YEAR: Kevin Barnes (center, in dress) and the merry Of Montreal
(Photo by Jim Newberry)
The polls are open for the 2008 Plug Independent Music Awards, and there's plenty of local nominees that need your vote. Athens band Of Montreal's Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? is up for best album and several other categories. Deerhunter's Cryptograms is up for best indie-rock album. The Black Lips' Good Bad Not Evil is down for best punk album. Paste magazine, Criminal Records, Album 88 (WRAS-FM 88.5), and Elliot Garstin's "Sunday School" program on the now-extinct 99X (WNNX-FM 99.7) drew nominations, too.
In short, it's an indie-rock fest for Atlanta indie rockers. If you don't want to go local, you can always cast a vote for deserving contenders such as Battles, El-P, Spoon, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. The ballot closes Feb. 8, and the awards ceremony takes place March 6 at Terminal 5 in New York City.
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