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Critics Poll

Our music team weighs in on the year's best shows, venues, and more

Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Alejandro Escovedo and Margaret Moser (see Best Local Show, below)
Alejandro Escovedo and Margaret Moser (see "Best Local Show," below)
Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Best Roadshow

Destruction Unit, Beerland (Beets)

Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, Continental Club (Caligiuri)

Janelle Monáe, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Fawcett)

Prince, SXSW, La Zona Rosa (Freeman)

Paul McCartney, Frank Erwin Center (Hernandez)

Los Crudos, Chaos in Tejas, 1100 Warehouse (Hoffberger)

Phoenix, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Johnston)

Lucinda Williams, Paramount Theatre (Moser)

Queens of the Stone Age, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Powell)

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Stubb's (Toland)

Paul McCartney, Frank Erwin Center (Trachtenberg)


Best Local Show

Ed Hall, Brown Whörnet, Gorch Fock, Pocket FishRmen, Migas, Tim Kerr, Wood Grain, John Galt, Delta Millworks (Beets)

Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Caligiuri)

League of Extraordinary Gz, Latasha Lee & the BlackTies, Grupo Fantasma, El Tule, North Door (Fawcett)

Slaid Cleaves, Strange Brew (Freeman)

Margaret Moser's Birthday Bash, Continental Club (Hernandez)

East Cameron Folkcore, Scottish Rite Theater (Hoffberger)

Danny Malone, Special Magic Barn Fantastic (Johnston)

Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Moser)

White Denim, Austin City Limits Music Festival (Powell)

The Boxing Lesson, Megafauna, Obscured by Echoes, Mohawk (Toland)

Elias Haslanger, Continental Club Gallery (Trachtenberg)


Local Act You Saw the Most

Churchwood (Beets)

Whiskey Sisters (Caligiuri)

Brownout (Fawcett)

Whiskey Shivers (Freeman)

True Believers (Hernandez)

Brownout (Hoffberger)

Whiskey Shivers (Johnston)

Alejandro Escovedo (Moser)

White Denim (Powell)

The Boxing Lesson (Toland)

Denny Freeman (Trachtenberg)


Local Venue You Visited the Most

Carousel Lounge (Beets)

ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Caligiuri)

Sahara Lounge (Fawcett)

ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Freeman)

Red 7 (Hernandez)

Hotel Vegas (Hoffberger)

ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Johnston)

Continental Club (Moser)

Beerland (Powell)

Red 7 (Toland)

ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Trachtenberg)


Best New Local Act

The John-Pauls (Beets)

Topaz & the Golden Dawn Arkestra (Caligiuri)

Latasha Lee & the BlackTies (Fawcett)

Reservations (Freeman)

Latasha Lee & the BlackTies (Hernandez)

Magna Carda (Hoffberger)

Emily Wolfe (Johnston)

Emily Bell (Moser)

Borrisokane (Powell)

Obscured by Echoes (Toland)

Kellye Gray (Trachtenberg)


Lou Reed at SXSW 2008
Lou Reed at SXSW 2008
Photo by Jay West

RIP

Bobby "Blue" Bland, Leyor "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Cedric "Im" Brooks, Donald Byrd, J.J. Cale, Philip Chevron, Chet Flippo, T-Model Ford, Annette Funicello, Tompall Glaser, Jim Hall, Jeff Hanneman, Richie Havens, Donna Hightower, Faye Hunter, John Thomas "Jukebox" Jackson, George Jones, Allen Lanier, Ray Manzarek, Eve McArthur, Scott Miller, Jason Molina, Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, Junior Murvin, MusicMania, Claude Nobs, Michael Point, Ray Price, Shirley Ratisseau, Lou Reed, Storm Thorgerson, Bebo Valdés, Cedar Walton, Tiny Watkins, the Yellow Dogs

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