Critics Poll

BEST LOCAL SHOW

GREG BEETS Gretchen Phillips/Golden Arm Trio, Cactus Cafe

JIM CALIGIURI Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears, Hole in the Wall

THOMAS FAWCETT Grupo Fantasma with Larry Harlow, Antone's

DOUG FREEMAN Alejandro Escovedo/Leatherbag, Cactus Cafe

MELANIE HAUPT Austin Taiko Drummers, Austin Family Music Festival, Pioneer Farms

CHASE HOFFBERGER Bavu Blakes, Mohawk

RAOUL HERNANDEZ Butthole Surfers, Stubb's

DANIEL MEE Trail of Dead, Red 7

MARGARET MOSER Billy Joe Shaver at the Candye Kane benefit, Antone's

AUSTIN POWELL Butthole Surfers, Stubb's

AUDRA SCHROEDER Butthole Surfers, Stubb's

DARCIE STEVENS Fun Fun Fun Fest, Waterloo Park

JAY TRACHTENBERG Steve Jordan, H&H Ballroom

BEST ROADSHOW

BEETS Boys in a Band, Habana Calle 6

CALIGIURI Squeeze, La Zona Rosa

FAWCETT Nas/Talib Kweli, Emo's

FREEMAN Of Montreal, Fiesta Gardens

HAUPT Tom Waits, Jones Hall, Houston

HOFFBERGER Band of Horses, the Parish

HERNANDEZ Monotonix, Mohawk; Nas, Emo's

MEE Chirgilchin, First Unitarian Church

MOSER Steve Jordan, H&H Ballroom

POWELL Kanye West, Frank Erwin Center

SCHROEDER Tom Waits, Palladium Ballroom, Dallas

STEVENS Radiohead, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the Woodlands

TRACHTENBERG Maceo Parker, Antone's

LOCAL VENUE YOU VISITED THE MOST

BEETS Scoot Inn

CALIGIURI Cactus Cafe

FAWCETT Emo's

FREEMAN Mohawk

HAUPT Central Market North

HOFFBERGER Emo's

HERNANDEZ Emo's

MEE Emo's

MOSER Continental Club

POWELL Emo's

SCHROEDER Mohawk

STEVENS Mohawk

TRACHTENBERG Continental Club

LOCAL ACT YOU SAW THE MOST

BEETS The Ugly Beats

CALIGIURI Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears

FAWCETT T-Bird & the Breaks

FREEMAN The Lonesome Heroes

HAUPT The Biscuit Brothers

CHASE HOFFBERGER Zeale

HERNANDEZ White Denim

MEE Ume

MARGARET MOSER 3 Balls of Fire

POWELL White Denim

SCHROEDER Foot Patrol

STEVENS Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears

TRACHTENBERG Alejandro Escovedo

BEST NEW LOCAL ACT

BEETS Foot Patrol

CALIGIURI Dustin Welch & the House Band

FAWCETT Rae Davis

FREEMAN The Eastern Sea

HAUPT White Denim

HOFFBERGER Hacienda

HERNANDEZ Harlem

MEE Woodgrain

MOSER Iron City Soul Shakers

POWELL Mammoth Grinder

SCHROEDER Shapes Have Fangs

STEVENS The Sour Notes

TRACHTENBERG Cheap Fire

BEST REISSUE/BOX SET

BEETS Nick Lowe, Jesus of Cool

CALIGIURI Hank Williams, The Unreleased Recordings

FAWCETT The Best of Jimmy Hughes

FREEMAN Rodriguez, Cold Fact

HAUPT Pavement, Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition

CHASE HOFFBERGER Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs, Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006

HERNANDEZ Replacements canon

MEE Minor Threat, First 2 7"s

MOSER The Pogues, Just Look Them Straight in the Eye and Say ... Poguemahone!!

POWELL Rodriguez, Cold Fact

SCHROEDER Mission of Burma, Signals, Calls, and Marches; Vs.; The Horrible Truth About Burma

STEVENS Genesis, 1970-1975

TRACHTENBERG The Best of Dennis Brown: The Ninety Years

BEST SOUNDTRACK

BEETS Juno

CALIGIURI Black Magic

FAWCETT The Wackness

DOUG FREEMAN Juno

HAUPT Twilight

HOFFBERGER Cadillac Records

HERNANDEZ Juno (Deluxe Edition)

MEE Pineapple Express

MOSER Honeydripper

POWELL Mister Lonely

SCHROEDER Mister Lonely

STEVENS Mad Men: Music From the Series, Vol. 1

TRACHTENBERG Shine a Light

BEST MUSIC DVD

BEETS Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

CALIGIURI Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

FAWCETT I Got the Feelin': James Brown in the '60s

FREEMAN Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

HAUPT Flaming Lips, Christmas on Mars

HOFFBERGER Rolling Stones, Shine a Light

HERNANDEZ The Who at Kilburn: 1977

MEE Joy Division

MOSER Cowboy Junkies, Trinity Revisited

POWELL Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

SCHROEDER You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story

STEVENS A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!

TRACHTENBERG Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Live in '63 & '67

BEST DISCOVERY

BEETS WFMU's Beware of the Blog

CALIGIURI www.the9513.com

FAWCETT Garage soul revival

FREEMAN Arthur Russell

HAUPT Amadou & Mariam

HOFFBERGER Delta Spirit

HERNANDEZ Bruce Springsteen bootlegs

MEE Wreckless Eric

MOSER Second Life

POWELL Club 1808

SCHROEDER Little Stolen Moments

STEVENS Nomad

TRACHTENBERG America's triumph of hope and reason over fear and ignorance

R.I.P.

BEETS Isaac Hayes, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Carl Black

CALIGIURI Paul Newman, Levi Stubbs, George Carlin

FAWCETT Odetta, Isaac Hayes, Alton Ellis

FREEMAN Danny Roy Young, Odetta, the Bush administration

HAUPT Isaac Hayes, Odetta, Yma Sumac

HOFFBERGER Jerry Wexler, Danny Federici, Guns n' Roses

HERNANDEZ Bo Diddley, Jerry Wexler, Rick Wright

MEE Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Miles, Jimmy Carl Black 

MOSER Bo Diddley, Danny Roy Young, Chris Holzhaus

POWELL The Year of Austin Music, the Backyard

SCHROEDER George Carlin, Odetta, Bo Diddley

STEVENS Rick Wright, Isaac Hayes, Mitch Mitchell

TRACHTENBERG Doug Hall, Danny Roy Young, Johnny Griffin

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