Critics Poll

Chronicle critics size up 2003


BEST LOCAL SHOW

Beets: Ed Hall reunion, Room 710

Caligiuri: Onion Creek Crawdaddies, Meat Purveyors, Damnations, Continental Club

Chamy: Fivehead, Maggie Mae's, SXSW

Dentler: Patty Griffin, ACL Music Fest

Gabriel: Pong, Room 710

Gray: Dixie Chicks, Frank Erwin Center

Haupt: Sound Team, anywhere

Hernandez: Larry Seaman, Dazed & Confused reunion

Langer: ACL Music Fest

Lynch: Hot Club of Cowtown, Continental Club

Moser: St. Paddy's Day Throwdown, Mother Egan's/Southern Feeling reunion, Antone's anniversary

Renshaw: Heybale!, Continental Club

Trachtenberg: Clifford's homecoming, Antone's


BEST ROADSHOW

Beets: Robert Randolph, ACL Music Fest

Caligiuri: My Morning Jacket, Mercury (June)

Chamy: R.E.M., ACL Music Fest

Dentler: Lollapalooza, Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, Selma

Gabriel: Sizzla, Flamingo Cantina/Spiritualized, Parish

Gray: Cafe Tacuba, ACL Music Fest

Haupt: Radiohead, Houston

Hernandez: Sigur Rós, Austin Music Hall/ Ghazal, UT Hogg Auditorium

Langer: Matthew Ryan, Parish

Lynch: Ghazal, UT Hogg Auditorium/Joseph Arthur, Stubb's

Moser: Sons of Hercules, Beerland

Renshaw: Drive-by Truckers, ACL Music Fest

Trachtenberg: Sidestepper, Antone's/The Dead, Willie's Picnic


LOCAL VENUE YOU VISITED THE MOST

Beets: Room 710

Caligiuri: Continental Club

Chamy: Emo's

Dentler: Stubb's

Gabriel: Long Branch Inn

Gray: Beerland

Haupt: Mercury/Parish

Hernandez: Mercury/Stubb's/Emo's

Langer: Antone's

Lynch: Carousel Lounge

Moser: Opal Divine's

Renshaw: Broken Spoke

Trachtenberg: Continental Club


LOCAL BAND YOU SAW THE MOST

Beets: Hobble

Caligiuri: Cooper's Uncle

Chamy: Fivehead

Dentler: Blue October

Gabriel: Gary Clark Jr.

Gray: Moonlight Towers

Haupt: Sound Team

Hernandez: Los Lonely Boys

Langer: Bob Schneider

Lynch: Rajamani

Moser: Greencards

Renshaw: Redd Volkaert

Trachtenberg: Gary Clark Jr.


BEST NEW LOCAL BAND

Beets: Sonic Uke

Caligiuri: Onion Creek Crawdaddies

Chamy: I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness

Dentler: Oliver Future

Gabriel: Soul Odyssey

Gray: This Microwave World

Haupt: Sound Team

Hernandez: Dead Whale Tide

Langer: Greencards

Lynch: Endochine

Moser: Sarah Dinan Band

Renshaw: Halo Rings Her Head

Trachtenberg: Ghandaia


BEST REISSUE/BOX SET

Beets: Kinky Friedman, Sold American: 30th Anniversary Edition

Caligiuri: Bob Dylan SACDs

Chamy: The Clean, Anthology

Dentler: Guided by Voices, Hardcore UFOs

Gabriel: Texas Funk

Gray: ZZ Top, Chrome, Smoke & BBQ

Haupt: Stereolab, ABC Music: Radio 1 Sessions

Hernandez: Doug Sahm, The Genuine Texas Groover

Langer: Billy Bragg, Must I Paint You a Picture: The Essential Billy Bragg

Lynch: Sam Cooke, Portrait of a Legend

Moser: Standing Waves, A Short History of/Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, D & B Together

Renshaw: Waylon Jennings, Waylon Live: Expanded Edition

Trachtenberg: Count Basie & His Orchestra, America's #1 Band! (The Columbia Years)


BEST COMPILATION/ SOUNDTRACK

Beets: Lost in Translation

Caligiuri: A Mighty Wind

Chamy: Greater Southbridge

Dentler: The Neptunes Presents Clones

Gabriel: Kill Bill

Gray: Bend It Like Beckham

Haupt: Lost in Translation

Hernandez: Wig in a Box -- Songs From and Inspired by "Hedwig & the Angry Inch"

Langer: Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton

Lynch: Philip Glass, The Hours

Moser: The Gourds, Growin' a Beard

Renshaw: Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit

Trachtenberg: Masked & Anonymous/American Splendor

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