2007 PLUG Awards

The night before the mainstream music industry self-fellated on worldwide television, the indie scene had a little backslapping of its own at Irving Plaza for the PLUG Awards show which, despite being rough around the edges, was a decent time. We went for the great lineup (Tokyo Police Club, El-P, Deerhoof, Silversun Pickups, Stephen “Josephius” Malkmus and The Jicks), but we stayed for the iPod battles. David Cross killed it and brought the crowd in on the “sheer panic” backstage, whether he was pulling fans on stage to quiz them on the meaning of “acronym” (“I need that answer ASAP … does that help?”), roasting their fashion sense (“you’ll probably lose for Best Fan tonight, but that hat lost a looong time ago”), or donning a beard ala Lipton to play Inside The Rockers Studio with Stephen “Jedediah” Malkmus (“ahh, technologize … how true”).

Big congrats to all the winners! Full list below.

Album Of The Year
Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time (Sub Pop)

New Artist Of The Year
Arctic Monkeys

Female Artist Of The Year
Neko Case

Male Artist Of The Year
Sufjan Stevens

Indie Rock Album Of The Year
Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)

The Melvins – (A) Senile Animal (Ipecac)

Hip-Hop Album of the Year
Spank Rock – Yoyoyoyoyo (Big Dada)

Americana Album Of The Year
Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time (Sub Pop)

Punk Album of the Year
CSS – Cansei De Ser Sexy (Sub Pop)

Electronic/Dance Album Of The Year
Thom Yorke – The Eraser (XL)

DJ Album Of The Year
Girl Talk – Night Ripper (Illegal Art)

Avant Album Of The Year
Xiu Xiu – The Air Force (5RC)

Artist Of The Year
J Dilla

Live Act Of The Year
Broken Social Scene

Song Of The Year
Band Of Horses – “The Funeral” (Sub Pop)

Record Producer of the Year
J Dilla

Music Video Of The Year
Wolf Parade – “I’ll Believe In Anything” (Sub Pop)

Album Art/Packaging of the Year
Hot Chip – The Warning (Astralwerks)

Record Label Of The Year
Sub Pop

Live Music Venue of the Year
Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

Music Festival Of The Year
South By Southwest

Music Website Of The Year

Music Blog of the Year

Magazine Of The Year

College/Non-Comm Radio Station Of The Year
KEXP, Seattle, WA

Record Store of the Year
Amoeba Music, Hollywood, CA

Best Music DVD of the Year
The Pixies – loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies

Zine of the Year
Wax Poetics

Specialty Show Of The Year (Commercial Radio)
SIRIUS Left Of Center – Blog Radio (New York, NY)

Podcast Of The Year
WOXY.com?s Lounge Acts

Internet Radio Station of the Year

Online Radio Station Of The Year (w/terrestrial counterpart)
KEXP, Seattle, WA (kexp.org / 90.3)

Online Record Store Of The Year