Critics Poll

Peaches (Photo by David Brendan Hall)

Best Roadshow

Neph Basedow: L7, Fun Fun Fun Fest

Greg Beets: Peaches, Fun Fun Fun Fest

Jim Caligiuri: Stevie Wonder, Frank Erwin Center

Thomas Fawcett: Kendrick Lamar, ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Doug Freeman: Kendrick Lamar, ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Abby Johnston: Pokey LaFarge, Parish

Kahron Spearman: Miguel, Emo's

Tim Stegall: The Sonics, Red 7

Michael Toland: Tanya Tagaq, South by Southwest

Jay Trachtenberg: Kate Tempest, South by Southwest

Best Local Show

Basedow: Mirror Travel, Parish

Beets: Moonlight Towers, Hole in the Wall

Caligiuri: Golden Dawn Arkestra, Happen-Ins, Cheer Up Charlies

Fawcett: RAS Day, Kenny Dorham's Backyard

Freeman: Okkervil River, Cactus Cafe

Hernandez: 13th Floor Elevators, Levitation

Johnston: Danny Malone, Holy Mountain

Spearman: Bone, Fur & Feathers, Lamberts

Toland: Tameca Jones, ACL Fest

Trachtenberg: Louis Black's 65th Birthday, Palm Door on Sixth

Local Act You Saw the Most

Basedow: Flesh Lights

Beets: Pocket Fishrmen

Caligiuri: Charlie Faye

Fawcett: Money Chicha

Freeman: East Cameron Folkcore

Johnston: Shakey Graves

Spearman: Bone, Fur & Feathers

Stegall: Riverside Riot

Toland: Happen-Ins

Trachtenberg: Denny Freeman

Local Venue You Visited the Most

Basedow: Mohawk

Beets: Hole in the Wall

Caligiuri: Strange Brew

Fawcett: ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Freeman: ABGB

Hernandez: Red 7

Johnston: ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Spearman: Emo's

Toland: Red 7

Trachtenberg: ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Best Local Residency

Beets: Mike Stinson, Little Longhorn Saloon

Caligiuri: Church on Monday, Continental Club Gallery

Fawcett: Conjunto Los Pinkys, White Horse

Freeman: Durawa, Strange Brew

Hernandez: Sunny Sweeney & Brennen Leigh, Saxon Pub

Johnston: Margaret Wright, Skylark Lounge

Spearman: Margaret Wright, Skylark Lounge

Toland: Church on Monday, Continental Club Gallery

Trachtenberg: Church on Monday, Continental Club Gallery

Best New Local Act

Basedow: Moving Panoramas

Beets: Sailor Poon

Caligiuri: Jaimee Harris

Fawcett: Charlie Belle

Freeman: Charlie Pierce & Choctaw Wildfire

Johnston: Stiletto Feels

Spearman: Malik

Stegall: Equinox

Toland: Knest

Trachtenberg: Imperial Starlighters


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