Critics Poll

Best Local Show

Greg Beets Monterey Pop Tribute, Threadgill's World Headquarters

Jim Caligiuri Brownout, Grupo Fantasma, Mohawk (September)

Thomas Fawcett Rockit 7 with Brownout, DJs Manny & Bigface, Afrika Bambaata, Club de Ville

Doug Freeman Okkervil River, Hogg Auditorium

Melanie Haupt The Jellydots, Austin City Limits Music Festival

Raoul Hernandez Led Zeppelin Hoot, Ruta Maya

Andy Langer La Manitas Benefit, La Zona Rosa (February)

David Lynch Terry Bozzio, Zakir Hussain, and Giovanni Hidalgo, One World Theatre

Margaret Moser Dead Pyrates Society, Threadgill's World Headquarters

Austin Powell Roky Erickson & the Explosives with Billy Gibbons, Austin City Limits

Audra Schroeder Roky Erickson, Paramount Theatre

Darcie Stevens Spoon, Sound Team, La Zona Rosa

Jay Trachtenberg Road to Austin, Auditorium Shores

Best Roadshow

Greg Beets Stax/Volt 50th Anniversary Revue (South by Southwest), Antone's

Jim Caligiuri Richard Thompson, Texas Union Ballroom

Thomas Fawcett Roy Head, Archie Bell, Barbara Lynn, and Barbara Mason, Continental Club

Doug Freeman Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets, Stubb's

Melanie Haupt Eric Bachmann, Parish

Best Roadshow: Boris with Michio Kurihara (pictured)
Best Roadshow: Boris with Michio Kurihara (pictured) (Photo by Sandy Carson)

Raoul Hernandez Boris with Michio Kurihara, Mohawk

Andy Langer Stooges (SXSW), Stubb's

David Lynch Marcel Khalife, Hogg Auditorium

Margaret Moser Booker T. & the MGs, Palmer Auditorium

Austin Powell Boris with Michio Kurihara, Mohawk

Audra Schroeder Björk (ACL), Zilker Park

Darcie Stevens Gogol Bordello, Emo's

Jay Trachtenberg William Parker Quartet, Victory Grill

Local Venue You Visited The Most

Beets Hole in the Wall

Caligiuri Cactus Cafe

Fawcett Emo's

Freeman Mohawk

Haupt Stubb's

Hernandez Stubb's

Langer Stubb's

Lynch One World Theatre

Moser Continental Club

Powell Mohawk

Schroeder Mohawk

Stevens Mohawk

Trachtenberg Continental Club

Local Act You Saw The Most

Beets The Ugly Beats

Caligiuri Slaid Cleaves

Fawcett Brownout

Freeman Leatherbag

Haupt The Biscuit Brothers

Hernandez Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel

Langer Jon Dee Graham

Lynch Magic Surprise

Moser 3 Balls of Fire

Powell Leatherbag

Schroeder Baby Robots

Stevens White Denim

Trachtenberg Jon Dee Graham

Best New Local Act

Beets White Denim

Caligiuri The Belleville Outfit

Fawcett T-Bird & the Breaks

Freeman Mothfight

Haupt White Denim

Hernandez White Denim

Langer The Black & White Years

Lynch Central Time Jazz Collective

Moser The Dead Pyrates Society

Powell White Denim

Schroeder Ringo Deathstarr

Stevens Brazos

Trachtenberg The Maelstrom

Best Reissue/Box Set

Beets Johnnie Taylor, Live at the Summit Club

Caligiuri The Traveling Wilburys

Fawcett Betty Davis, They Say I'm Different

Freeman Karen Dalton, Cotton Eyed Joe

Haupt The Brit Box

Hernandez Moby Grape five

Langer Emmylou Harris, Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems

Lynch People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938

Moser The Heavy Metal Box

Powell Miles Davis, The Complete on the Corner Sessions

Schroeder Betty Davis, They Say I'm Different

Stevens Depeche Mode, Black Celebration

Trachtenberg Billie Holiday, Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles

Best Soundtrack

Beets Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film 'Knocked Up'

Caligiuri The History Boys

Fawcett Jay-Z, American Gangster

Freeman I'm Not There

Haupt Dan in Real Life

Hernandez Juno

Langer Once

Lynch The Simpsons Movie

Moser Hairspray

Powell I'm Not There

Schroeder Inland Empire

Stevens Kurt Cobain: About a Son

Trachtenberg I'm Not There

Best Music DVD

Beets You're Gonna Miss Me

Caligiuri The Johnny Cash TV Show

Fawcett Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

Freeman You're Gonna Miss Me

Haupt Sigur Ròs, Heima

Hernandez Duke Ellington Live in '58

Langer AC/DC, Plug Me In

Lynch When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan

Moser Rolling Stones, The Biggest Bang

Powell You're Gonna Miss Me

Schroeder The Jesus Lizard, Live

Stevens Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Runnin' Down a Dream

Trachtenberg You're Gonna Miss Me

Best Discovery


Caligiuri Planet Casper

Fawcett Paying what you want for downloads

Freeman Wednesdays at Hole in the Wall

Haupt Beirut

Hernandez Stooges at SXSW

Langer Guitar Hero III, Bonnaroo

Lynch Chain Drive

Moser Chicano Soul by Ruben Molina

Powell Western Vinyl Records


Stevens and the Music Genome Project

Trachtenberg The timeless elegance of Lester Young


Beets Ike Turner, Denny Doherty, Byron Scott

Gary Primich
Gary Primich (Photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

Caligiuri Gary Primich

Fawcett Bobby Byrd, Obatallah Hayter, Pimp C

Freeman Hank Thompson, "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow, Porter Wagoner, the Weary Boys

Haupt Molly Ivins, Dan Fogelberg, Voldemort

Hernandez Rollo Banks, Joe Hunter, Lydia Mendoza, Luciano Pavarotti

Langer Tom Snyder

Lynch Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ike Turner, Michael Brecker

Moser Rollo Banks, Lady Bird Johnson, Uncle John Turner

Powell Lee Hazlewood, James Brown, Karlheinz Stockhausen

Schroeder Lee Hazlewood, Pimp C, Tom Snyder

Stevens Damon O'Banion, Pimp C, Sound Team

Trachtenberg Andrew Hill, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach

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