grammy_logo_small.gif Last night at the Grammys, the larger industry celebrated the Dixie Chicks’ bitch-slap to the President, the Police’s reunion, the Stadium Arcadium, and the legacies of the , Ornette Coleman and , among many other artists and bands. If you’re interested, here’s the full list of winners.

Anybody watch it? Did sound good to you? Did get screwed? Do you care? Either way, Bob Lefsetz’s typically salty rant is a must-read.

plug.jpegIf you don’t give a s*** about the , you might be more interested in the PLUG awards, which took place last night at Irving Plaza in and was hosted by comedian David Cross. The PLUGs celebrated the best of the “indie scene” and the winners included atrists like: the Arctic Monkeys (new artist of the year), Band of Horses (album of the year), Broken Social Scene (best act), Neko Case (female artists of the year) and Yo La Tengo (best indie rock album).

The BrooklynVegan (PLUG winner for best music blog) has a solid run-down of the event, and the full list of winners is at the PLUG site. Any of you New Yorkers make it to the PLUGs? Anyone care?

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