Critics Poll 2000

Best Local Show

Greg Beets: Pocket FishRmen: The Final Blowjob, Red Eyed Fly

Jim Caligiuri: The Derailers, Broken Spoke

Michael Chamy: Doug Sahm Hoot, Hole in the Wall

Christopher Gray: Orange Mothers Hoot Night, Hole in the Wall

Raoul Hernandez: Orange Mothers, Adult Rodeo, Continental Club

Christopher Hess: Texas Tribute to Woody Guthrie, Paramount Theatre

Andy Langer: Jon Dee Graham, Continental Club, any Wednesday

David Lynch: Tosca, the Ritz

Margaret Moser: Ted Roddy's Graceland Revue, Continental Club, August

Jerry Renshaw: The Derailers, Austin City Limits

Jay Trachtenberg: Honky Tonk & Western Swing Bash, Texicalli Grille, SXSW 2000


Best Roadshow

Greg Beets: Brian Wilson, Backyard

Jim Caligiuri: Waco Brothers, Yard Dog Gallery, SXSW 2000

Michael Chamy: The Flaming Lips, Stubb's

Christopher Gray: WWF Raw Is War, Frank Erwin Center

Raoul Hernandez: 16 Horsepower, Stubb's

Christopher Hess: Modest Mouse, Califone, Stubb's

Andy Langer: KRS-One, Antone's/Tina Turner, Frank Erwin Center

David Lynch: The Muffs, Stubb's/Drummers of West Africa, Paramount Theatre

Margaret Moser: The Pretenders, Austin Music Hall/ Black Watch Pipers, Erwin Center

Jerry Renshaw: Hank Williams III, Outdoor Stage, SXSW

Jay Trachtenberg: B.B. King, Auditorium Shores/Roger McGuinn, Cactus Cafe, SXSW


Local Band You Saw the Most

Greg Beets: Brown Whörnet/Pong

Jim Caligiuri: The Derailers

Michael Chamy: Palaxy Tracks

Christopher Gray: Grand Champeen

Raoul Hernandez: Friends of Dean Martinez

Christopher Hess: The Gourds

Andy Langer: Bob Schneider

David Lynch: Hot Club of Cowtown

Margaret Moser: Fádo Irish Sessions Players

Jerry Renshaw: Heybale

Jay Trachtenberg: Friends of Dean Martinez


Local Venue You Visited the Most

Greg Beets: Red Eyed Fly

Jim Caligiuri: Continental Club

Michael Chamy: The Mercury/Stubb's

Christopher Gray: Hole in the Wall

Raoul Hernandez: Continental Club

Christopher Hess: Emo's

Andy Langer: Antone's

David Lynch: Continental Club

Margaret Moser: Antone's

Jerry Renshaw: Hole in the Wall

Jay Trachtenberg: Antone's


Best New Local Act

Greg Beets: Litter Meet

Jim Caligiuri: Kissinger

Michael Chamy: The Olive Group

Christopher Gray: Kid Biscuit & the Biscuit Boyz

Raoul Hernandez: Mike Rosenthal

Christopher Hess: Brannen Temple's Blaze

Andy Langer: Riddlin' Kids

David Lynch: El Orbits

Margaret Moser: Mike Rosenthal

Jerry Renshaw: The Hard Feelings

Jay Trachtenberg: Brannen Temple's Blaze


Notable Passing

Greg Beets: Tito Puente

Jim Caligiuri:

Michael Chamy: 97.1 Free Radio Austin/Sixteen Deluxe

Christopher Gray: DJ Screw/Kirsty MacColl

Raoul Hernandez: Stanley Turrentine

Christopher Hess: Chris Houston & Dana Willenberg; Charles M. Shultz

Andy Langer: Babe's Stageside/KJFK

David Lynch: Tito Puente

Margaret Moser: Pops Staples

Jerry Renshaw: Clifford Antone goes up-river

Jay Trachtenberg: Stanley Turrentine


Best Reissue

Greg Beets: The Beach Boys, Sunflower/Surf's Up

Jim Caligiuri: Johnny Cash, Love God Murder

Michael Chamy: OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music

Christopher Gray: Joe Tex, His 25 All-Time Greatest Hits

Raoul Hernandez: Ronnie Lane, Live in Austin

Christopher Hess: Danny Barnes, Minor Dings

Andy Langer: Richard Pryor, ... And It's Deep Too!

David Lynch: Gene Harris and the Three Sounds, Live at the It Club, Vols. I and II

Margaret Moser: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Girls Go Wild!, What's the Word, Butt Rockin', T-Bird Rhythm

Jerry Renshaw: MC5, The Big Bang!

Jay Trachtenberg: Louis Armstrong, The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings


Best Soundtrack

Greg Beets: The Virgin Suicides

Jim Caligiuri: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Michael Chamy: Requiem for a Dream

Christopher Gray: Ghost Dog

Raoul Hernandez: Girlfight

Christopher Hess: The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack

Andy Langer: Mission: Impossible 2

David Lynch: I Could Read the Sky

Margaret Moser: Fantasia 2000

Jerry Renshaw: High Fidelity

Jay Trachtenberg: Ghost Dog


Best Non-2000 Discovery

Greg Beets: Millie Jackson, Caught Up/Still Caught Up

Jim Caligiuri:

Michael Chamy: The Outfield

Christopher Gray: Waylon Jennings, Waylon Live!

Raoul Hernandez: Stevie Wonder/Wilson Pickett

Christopher Hess: Nick Drake

Andy Langer: Asie Payton, Worried

David Lynch: Imani Coppola

Margaret Moser: The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack

Jerry Renshaw: Hank Penny, Crazy Rhythm

Jay Trachtenberg: Deep River of Song: Big Brazos -- Texas Prison Recordings 1933-34


Musical Event

Greg Beets: The Napster fracas

Jim Caligiuri: Los Lobos, Damnations, Stubb's

Michael Chamy: The day I got a CD burner

Christopher Gray: U2 on Saturday Night Live

Raoul Hernandez: Seeing Smokey Robinson

Christopher Hess: Spin party, SXSW

Andy Langer: Was there one?

David Lynch: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti reissues

Margaret Moser: Alejandro Escovedo & John Cale, "Waiting for My Man," SXSW

Jerry Renshaw:

Jay Trachtenberg: SXSW

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