Today in Music: Plug Awards, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Rob Dickinson, Gang of Four, Arcade Fire and the Police

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Listener powered at the Plug Awards, courtesy of tammylo

A lot of love for the Northwest at the Plug Awards on Saturday. Congrats to all the winners. We’re very flattered, thanks so much for all your awesome support!

  • Come on… you know you still love the Police, even in their reunited form. Watch a them perform ‘Roxanne’ at this year’s Grammy Awards. Here’s a dose of vintage Police from Waved Rumor. Let it also be known that the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy provides some great support for local musicians.
  • Arctic Monkeys previewed their forthcoming record at a secret show on Saturday, courtesy of Stereogum. Listen to the performance at YouTube. The video quality isn’t so hot, but the audio is pretty nice.
  • Rock Plaza Central recently signed to Yep Roc. Get info on their upcoming tour and SXSW appearance.
  • The Faces absolutely rock.
  • Rob Dickinson adds some East coast dates.
  • “Lily Allen + Booze = Fights with Mike Skinner and Jet.” Nice.
  • Here’s what Tiny Mix Tapes has to say about SXSW.
  • Fat Tuesday is just around the corner, and An Aquarium Drunkard made a nice post about Dr. John.
  • The Arcade Fire recently covered ‘The Guns of Brixton’ by the Clash at a show in London. Thanks to You Ain’t No Picasso and Its Too Long for posting the audio:
  • Arcade Fire – The Guns of Brixton (live Clash cover) (MP3)

  • VERY cool performance of Gang of Four performing ‘Damaged Goods’ at the Fillmore in San Francisco from 2005, courtesy of Pampelmoose.
  • Download an MP3 from Loney, Dear at Powerpopulist.
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