Music Critics Poll: 1999


Local Show: The Kiss Offs @ Popfest, Emo's

Roadshows: Wayne Kramer, Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Bellrays, SXSW, Emo's,

New Local Act: Subset

Veteran Local Act: Don Walser

Notable Passing: Sir Doug Sahm

Reissue: Flamin' Groovies, Flamingo/Teenage Head

Soundtrack: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


Local Show: Damnations TX, Stubb's

Roadshows: Ex-Husbands, Hole in the Wall

New Local Act: The Nightclub Scourges feat. Kirk Watson & Carole Keeton Rylander

Veteran Local Act: Dismukes

Notable Passing: The 1900s

Reissue: A Decade of Gang Starr

Soundtrack: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


Local Show: Meat Puppets, Stubb's

Roadshows: Sonic Youth (2nd night), Liberty Lunch

New Local Act: Roger Wallace

Veteran Local Act: Alejandro Escovedo/Jon Dee Graham

Notable Passing: Lester Bowie, Milt Jackson, Doug Sahm, Jeremiah the Bullfrog

Reissue: Alexander "Skip" Spence, Oar

Soundtrack: Run Lola Run


Local Show: Townes Van Zandt's Birthday Party w/Butch Hancock and Friends

Roadshows: Built to Spill, SXSW, La Zona Rosa/Copper Tank/Littlefield Building

New Local Act: Robinson Ear Machine

Veteran Local Act: Gourds

Notable Passing: Mark Sandman, Doug Sahm

Reissue: Captain Beefheart, Safe as Milk/Mirror Man

Soundtrack: Rushmore


Local Show: David Garza, Joe Ely, Liberty Lunch

Roadshows: Kid Rock, Emo's

New Local Act: Lonelyland

Veteran Local Act: Jon Dee Graham

Notable Passing: Steamboat

Reissue: Run-DMC catalogue

Soundtrack: Anywhere but Here


Local Show: Claudia Williams & the Voices of Christ, Praise Tabernacle

Roadshows: The Kodo Drummers of Japan, Bass Concert Hall

New Local Act: Pong

Veteran Local Act: Rubinchik's Orchestyr

Notable Passing: Milt Jackson

Reissue: Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison

Soundtrack: Run Lola Run


Local Show: The last poetry slam at the Electric Lounge; Mike Henry, vocals

Roadshows: Tom Waits, SXSW, Paramount Theatre

New Local Act: Lonelyland

Veteran Local Act: Jimmie Vaughan

Notable Passing: Doug Sahm, Donald Lindley, Margaret Wylie

Reissue: Janis Joplin, Box of Pearls

Soundtrack: Austin Powers, for Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger"


Local Show: Gloriathon, Liberty Lunch

Roadshows: Waco Brothers, SXSW, Jazz Bon Temps

New Local Act: Dave Bone & the Troublemakers

Veteran Local Act: Derailers

Notable Passing: Liberty Lunch

Reissue: Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison

Soundtrack: Rushmore


Local Show: Doug Sahm Tribute, Antone's

Roadshows: McCoy Tyner, One World Theatre/Burning Spear, Stubb's

New Local Act: Collard Green Review

Veteran Local Act: Doug Sahm & the West Side Horns

Notable Passing: Where do I begin...?

Reissue: Duke Ellington: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, 1927-73

Soundtrack: Run Lola Run

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