Critics Poll


Greg Beets: Pong/Masonic/Coco Candissi, Mercury

Jim Caligiuri: Weary Boys CD release, Continental Club

Michael Chamy: Fivehead, Hot Freaks

Christopher Coletti: The Broke, the Vibe

Christopher Gray: Coco Candissi, Privilege

Raoul Hernandez: Okkervil River CD release, Emo's

Andy Langer: Patty Griffin, Stubb's

David Lynch: Terry Bozzio, One World Theatre

Margaret Moser: Cornell Hurd's anniversary party, Jovita's

Jerry Renshaw: Redd Volkaert & the Twangbangers, Continental Club

Jay Trachtenberg: Alejandro Escovedo's By the Hand of the Father, Texas Union Theatre


Beets: The Jerry Lee Phantom, Mercury

Caligiuri: Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Backyard

Chamy: Sonic Youth, Stubb's

Coletti: Prefuse 73/Aesop Rock/El-P, Anti Pop Consortium, La Zona Rosa

Gray: Andrew WK, the Engine Room, Houston

Hernandez: CSNY, Erwin Center

Langer: MC Paul Barman, Mercury

Lynch: Bleach, Elysium

Moser: The Killdares, Austin Celtic Festival

Renshaw: X, Emo's

Trachtenberg: Phil Lesh & Friends, Backyard


Beets: Room 710

Caligiuri: Cactus Cafe

Chamy: Mercury/Emo's

Coletti: Plush/Mercury

Gray: Beerland

Hernandez: La Zona Rosa/Mercury

Langer: Antone's

Lynch: UT Performing Arts venues

Moser: Mother Egan's

Renshaw: Hole in the Wall

Trachtenberg: Continental Club


Beets: Pong

Caligiuri: Roger Wallace

Chamy: Fivehead

Coletti: Hip-Hop Humpday

Gray: Gourds

Hernandez: Li'l Cap'n Travis

Langer: Bob Schneider

Lynch: Victrola

Moser: Cluan

Renshaw: The Converters

Trachtenberg: Redd Volkaert


Beets: Oh, Beast!

Caligiuri: South Austin Jug Band

Chamy: Halley

Coletti: Ballistix

Gray: Fluffers Union

Hernandez: Octopus Project

Langer: Manatee

Lynch: The Newmars

Moser: Cluan

Renshaw: Rodney Hayden

Trachtenberg: Ruthie Foster


Beets: "Lose Yourself," Eminem

Caligiuri: "Sometimes I Wish I'd Never Heard the Rolling Stones," Michael Hall & the Woodpeckers

Chamy: "Relative Ways," Trail of Dead

Coletti: "Flowers," Dudley Perkins

Gray: "Osama Got Run Over by a Reindeer," Bob Rivers

Hernandez: "Hate to Say I Told You So," the Hives

Langer: "How You Remind Me," Nickelback

Lynch: "Cannibal Emptor," the Newmars

Moser: "Tennessee Whiskey," Shelley King

Renshaw: There wasn't one.

Trachtenberg: "Castanets," Alejandro Escovedo


Beets: Jam Master Jay

Caligiuri: Don Kalmbach of Ginny's Little Longhorn

Chamy: Hot Freaks

Coletti: Jam Master Jay

Gray: Waylon Jennings, Jam Master Jay, Hole in the Wall

Hernandez: Joe Strummer, John Entwistle, Jam Master Jay

Langer: Hole in the Wall

Lynch: Napster

Moser: Dee Dee Ramone

Renshaw: Joe Strummer, Hole in the Wall

Trachtenberg: jazz bassist Ray Brown


Beets: Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra in Hollywood

Caligiuri: Dwight Yoakam, Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years

Chamy: Pavement, Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe

Coletti: Latyrx, The Album

Gray: Belly, Sweet Ride: the Best of Belly

Hernandez: Alejandro Escovedo, Gravity/Thirteen Years

Langer: Rolling Stones, Forty Licks

Lynch: Golden Hornet, CD-R Series; They Might Be Giants, Dial a Song: 20 Years of ...

Moser: Joe "King" Carrasco & El Molino

Renshaw: Rolling Stones remasters

Trachtenberg: The Complete Miles Davis @ Montreux 1973-1991


Beets: 8 Mile

Caligiuri: The Rookie

Chamy: 24-Hour Party People

Coletti: Brown Sugar

Gray: 24-Hour Party People

Hernandez: The Truth About Charlie

Langer: 8 Mile

Lynch: Philip Glass & Yo Yo Ma, Naqqyqatsi

Moser: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Renshaw: The Last Waltz remastered

Trachtenberg: Y Tu Mamá También/Monsoon Wedding

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