Critics Poll

Richard Dorsett
Richard Dorsett

Best Local Show

Brown Whörnet, Opposite Day, Bipolar Gentlemen, ND at 501 Studios (Beets)

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Continental Club Gallery (Caligiuri)

Amplified Heat, Lovejoys' closing (Curtin)

GZA & Brownout, Haven (Fawcett)

White Denim, Hotel Vegas (Freeman)

GrulkeFest, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Hernandez)

White Denim, Hotel Vegas (Hoffberger)

Whiskey Shivers, Scoot Inn (Johnston)

GrulkeFest, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Moser)

Cotton Mather, The Ginger Man (Toland)

GrulkeFest, ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Trachtenberg)

Best Roadshow

NoMeansNo, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Auditorium Shores (Beets)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park (Caligiuri)

Charles Bradley, UtopiaFest (Curtin)

Michael Kiwanuka, South by Southwest, St. David's Historic Sanctuary (Fawcett)

Radiohead, Frank Erwin Center (Freeman)

Roger Waters' The Wall/Radiohead, Frank Erwin Center (Hernandez)

Atmosphere, Emo's East (Hoffberger)

Regina Spektor, Bass Concert Hall (Johnston)

Lil' Band o' Gold, Continental Club (Moser)

The Afghan Whigs, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park/Japandroids, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Auditorium Shores (Toland)

Bruce Springsteen, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, South by Southwest (Trachtenberg)

Local Act You Saw the Most

The Ugly Beats (Beets)

Hard Proof (Caligiuri)

Blind Pets (Curtin)

Hard Proof (Fawcett)

Whiskey Shivers (Freeman)

Alejandro Escovedo/Butch Hancock (Hernandez)

Mike & the Moonpies (Hoffberger)

Whiskey Shivers (Johnston)

Ray Wylie Hubbard (Moser)

Leatherbag/No Fun (Toland)

Denny Freeman (Trachtenberg)

Local Venue You Visited the Most

Frontier Bar (Beets)

The White Horse (Caligiuri)

Red 7 (Curtin)

ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Fawcett)

ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Freeman)

ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Hernandez)

Hotel Vegas (Hoffberger)

White Horse (Johnston)

Maria's Taco Xpress (Moser)

ACL Live at the Moody Theater (Toland)

The Continental Club (Trachtenberg)

Best New Local Act

Solid Goat (Beets)

The Whiskey Sisters (Caligiuri)

Crooked Bangs (Curtin)

Notes Floats (Fawcett)

Lace Curtains (Freeman)

Crooked Bangs (Hernandez)

Berkshire Hounds (Hoffberger)

Bobby Jealousy (Johnston)

Any Proper Nang Night U-18 act (Moser)

My Jerusalem (Toland)

Elias Haslanger Quintet (Trachtenberg)


Esme Barrera, Nick Curran, Richard Dorsett, Brent Grulke (Beets)

Dick Clark, Brent Grulke, Levon Helm, Davy Jones (Caligiuri)

Ian Barker, Nick Curran, Brent Grulke, Traci Lamar Hancock, Tony "Offender" Johnson (Curtin)

Chuck Brown, Dave Brubeck, Don Cornelius, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Etta James, Adam "MCA" Yauch (Fawcett)

Esme Barrera, Nick Curran, Levon Helm, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Kitty Wells, Adam "MCA" Yauch (Freeman)

Cheapo Discs, Brent Grulke, Traci Lamar Hancock, Ronnie Montrose, Maurice Sendak, Donna Summer, Doc Watson (Hernandez)

Donald "Duck" Dunn, Levon Helm, Whitney Houston, Adam "MCA" Yauch (Hoffberger)

Whitney Houston, Ravi Shankar, Adam "MCA" Yauch (Johnston)

Richard Dorsett, Joe Gracey, Brent Grulke, Traci Lamar Hancock, Bugs Henderson, Brenda Hutchison, Tony "Offender" Johnson (Moser)

Perry Baggs, Dave Brubeck, Terry Callier, Nick Curran, Michael Davis, Ravi Shankar, Donna Summer (Toland)

Peter Bergman, Dave Brubeck, Richard Dorsett, Brent Grulke, Etta James, Johnny Otis, Ravi Shankar (Trachtenberg)

The 2021-2022 Austin Music Awards Music Poll is underway. Vote now for your favorite bands, venues, and music until January 31.

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