Austin's Best Live Music Performances of 2019

The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet


Black Pumas (by David Brendan Hall)

Best Roadshow

Kevin Curtin: Lingua Ignota, Empire Control Room

Thomas Fawcett: Childish Gambino, ACL Fest

Doug Freeman: Jason Isbell, Old Settler's Fest

Raoul Hernandez: Oranssi Pazuzu, Barracuda

Abby Johnston: Angel Olsen, Stubb's

Alejandra Ramirez: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Stubb's

Rachel Rascoe: Juan Wauters, Electric Church

Tim Stegall: Stiff Little Fingers, the Avengers, Barracuda

Michael Toland: The Comet Is Coming, Empire Control Room

Jay Trachtenberg: Orquesta Akokan, Antone's

Derel Udensi: Tyler, the Creator, Erwin Center

Local Act You Saw the Most

Curtin: TC Superstar

Fawcett: Lakadon

Freeman: Little Mazarn

Hernandez: Alejandro Escovedo

Johnston: Delicate Boys

Ramirez: Black Pumas

Rascoe: Christelle Bofale

Stegall: Pistolators

Toland: Tommy Howard

Trachtenberg: Jimmie Vaughan & Mike Flanigin Trio

Udensi: Jackie Venson

Local Venue Visited the Most

Curtin: Lost Well

Fawcett: Flamingo Cantina

Freeman: Cactus Cafe

Hernandez: Come & Take It Live

Johnston: Mohawk

Ramirez: Hotel Vegas

Rascoe: Cheer Up Charlies

Stegall: Carousel Lounge

Toland: Mohawk

Trachtenberg: ACL Live

Udensi: Emo's

Best New Local Act

Curtin: Blood

Fawcett: Nemegata

Freeman: Jordan Moser

Hernandez: Henri Herbert

Johnston: Black Pumas

Ramirez: Black Pumas

Rascoe: Van Mary

Stegall: Teenage Cavegirl

Toland: Nolan Potter's Nightmare Band

Trachtenberg: Flora & Fawna

Udensi: Black Pumas

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