Music Critic's Poll 1998











Best Roadshow

Ray Price, Stubb's Luna, Liberty Lunch/ Lucinda Williams, Antone's Afghan Whigs, Liberty Lunch (pre-fight) Cubanismo!, La Zona Rosa David Murray, Bates Recital Hall Rex, Those Bastard Souls, Paul Newman, Emo's Corey Glover, Babe's SXSW Liquid Soul/ Groove Collective, The Mercury Rolling Stones, Houston David Murray, Bates Recital Hall/ Nicholas Payton, Victory Grill

Best Local Show

Golden Arm Trio's SXSW showcase, Elephant Room Prince Hoot Night, Electric Lounge Prescott Curlywolf, "Hot for Teacher," Hole in the Wall Robinson Ear Machine, Victory Grill Doug Sahm, Stubb's Adults final show, Electric Lounge Davíd Garza, Stubb's Rubinchik's Orkestyr, Flipnotics Lucinda Williams, Antone's Doug Sahm & the Last Real Texas Blues Band, Antone's

Local Band you saw the most

Brown Whörnet Li'l Cap'n Travis Orange Mothers The Gourds Alejandro Escovedo/ Dale Watson The Gourds Scabs/Jon Dee Graham 8 1/2 Souvenirs Irish Session players, Fadó Elias Haslanger

Venue you visted the most

Electric Lounge Liberty Lunch/ Electric Lounge Hole in the Wall bathroom Cactus Cafe/ Antone's Continental Club Electric Lounge/ Liberty Lunch Antone's Continental Club Antone's/ Fadó Continental Club

Best New Act

Secret Lovers Li'l Cap'n Travis Free Range Bastards Tosca Golden Arm Trio Fivehead Godzilla Motor Company Con Rumba Son/ Tamascha Africana Rubinchik's Orkestyr

Notable Passing

Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra/ Gene Autry/ Roy Rogers/ Carl Perkins/ James Byrd, Jr. Junior Wells/ Frank Sinatra Paul Sessums/ Johnny Adams Harry Carey/ Junior Wells Paul Sessums/
The Planet 105.9
Dead Can Dance Elmer Akins/ Dale Watkins/ Paul Sessums Betty Carter/
Johnny Adams/ Tommy McCook/ Roland Alphonso

Best Reissue

Nuggets box set Sounds of North American Frogs Pussy Galore, Sugarshit Sharp Junior Wells, Blues Hit Big Town Lucinda Williams Butch Hancock, The Wind's Dominion GilScott-Heron/ Brian Jackson, Winter in America Grant Green, Live at the Lighthouse Stevie Nicks, Enchanted box set Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68

Best Soundtrack

The Power and the Glory: Music and Voices of NFL Films He Got
Bulworth The Newton Boys Pi/Men With Guns The Newton Boys Bulworth Pi Titanic/Velvet Goldmine Pi

Best Non-98 Discovery

The Roots of Powerpop (Bomp) Cinema Paradisio soundtrack Dr. Dre, The Chronic (perennial favorite) Gamble Rogers, Oklawaha County Laissez-Faire Peau D'ane soundtrack David Murray Quartet, For Aunt Louise/ Body and Soul Willie Nelson, AClassic & Unreleased Collection Bill Withers, Live at Carnegie Hall Sounds of North American Frogs Thelonious Monk, Monk Alone: The Complete Columbia Solo Studio Recordings, 1962-68

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