First Off: If you have yet to make your way to vote for the nominees in this years PLUG Independent Music Awards — head on over and cast your vote. And if you’re local, grab your tickets ($10) and be there in person at the awards in New York City on February 10th. It’s worth the price of admission for Stephen Malkmus’ performance alone, let alone the other great artists lined up.

The first annual PLUG LA hit Little Radio Saturday night which also happened to be the coldest night on record for Los Angeles since 1932. Cold weather be damned — the masses turned out in full for a night of great music. Artists on the bill included: Foreign Born, the Gray Kid, Great Northern, and J. Rocc’s Stones Throw “Tribute to J Dilla” DJ Set. Highlights for me were the Foreign Born’s end-of-set rave-up cum revival and J. Rocc’s unbelievable DJ set. Much respect.

Your own Aquarium Drunkard DJ’d three separate sets in between artists. I had a lot of inquiries as to the tracklist so here it is listed below.

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The Meters – Handclapping Song ++ Detroit Sex Machines – The Stretch [Edit] ++ Carleen & The Groovers – The Thing ++ The Meters – Keep on Marching (Funky Soldier) ++ Jacques Dutronc – On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien ++ A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation ++ Caetano Veloso – Alfômega ++ Beastie Boys – And Me ++ Beck – Cellphones Dead ++ TV On The Radio – Staring At The Sun ++ Cold Grits – Its Your Thing ++ Lil’ Lavair & The Fabulous Jades – Cold Heat ++ The Explosions – Hip Drop ++ A Tribe Called Quest – Secenario ++ Clipse – Ride Around Shining ++ Deltron 30 30 – The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza Part II***
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www.plugawards.com ++ PLUG LA

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