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Alternative/Punk

2003-04 Cruiserweight
2002-03 Cruiserweight
2001-02 Kissinger
2000-01 Riddlin' Kids
1999-2K The Scabs
1998-99 Spoon
1997-98 El Flaco
1996-97 Spoon
1995-96 Sixteen Deluxe
1994-95 Sincola

Avant-Garde

1994-95 Bad Livers
1993-94 Shoulders
1992-93 Shoulders
1991-92 Shoulders
1990-91 Shoulders
1989-90 Glass Eye
1988-89 Glass Eye
1987-88 Glass Eye
1986-87 Miracle Room
1985-86 Glass Eye
1984-85 Meat Joy
1983-84 The Pool
1982-83 The Pool

Avant-Garde/Experimental

2012-13 Sorne
2011-12 Mother Falcon

Bluegrass

2008-09 Bob Schneider's Texas Bluegrass Massacre
2007-08
2006-07 South Austin Jug Band
2005-06 South Austin Jug Band
2004-05 South Austin Jug Band
1984-85 Austin Lounge Lizards
1983-84 Erwin O. Prather
1982-83 Erwin O. Prather

Blues

2011-12 Gary Clark Jr.
2009-10 Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
2008-09 Carolyn Wonderland
2007-08 Gary Clark Jr.
2006-07 Gary Clark Jr.
2005-06 TIE: Miss Lavelle White, Gary Clark Jr.
2004-05 Toni Price
2003-04 Gary Clark Jr.
2002-03 W.C. Clark
2001-02 Alien Love Child
2000-01 Guy Forsyth
1999-2K Guy Forsyth
1998-99 TIE: Storyville, W.C. Clark
1997-98 Storyville
1995-96 Toni Price
1994-95 Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band
1993-94 Sue Foley Band
1992-93 W.C. Clark Blues Revue
1991-92 W.C. Clark
1990-91 W.C. Clark
1989-90 W.C. Clark Blues Revue
1988-89 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
1987-88 Angela Strehli Band
1986-87 W.C. Clark Blues Revue
1985-86 Omar & the Howlers
1984-85 Omar & the Howlers
1983-84 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
1982-83 The Fabulous Thunderbirds
1981-82 The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Blues/Soul/Funk

2012-13 Gary Clark Jr.
2010-11 Los Lonely Boys

Country

2011-12 Asleep at the Wheel
2008-09 Reckless Kelly
2007-08 Rusty Weir
2006-07 Asleep at the Wheel
2005-06 Asleep at the Wheel
2004-05 Dale Watson
2003-04 Kevin Fowler Band
2002-03 Kevin Fowler Band
2001-02 Dale Watson
2000-01 Dale Watson
1999-2K Kelly Willis
1998-99 Don Walser
1997-98 Don Walser
1996-97 Junior Brown
1995-96 Don Walser's Pure Texas Band
1994-95 Don Walser's Pure Texas Band
1993-94 Junior Brown & Tanya Rae
1992-93 Don Walser's Pure Texas Band
1991-92 Chaparral
1990-91 Asleep at the Wheel
1989-90 Asleep at the Wheel
1988-89 The Wagoneers
1987-88 Asleep at the Wheel
1986-87 Alvin Crow & His Pleasant Valley Boys
1985-86 Hickoids
1984-85 Supernatural Family Band
1983-84 Supernatural Family Band
1982-83 Rank & File
1981-82 Rank & File

Country/Bluegrass

2012-13 Whiskey Shivers
2010-11 Los Texas Wranglers
2009-10 Sarah Jarosz

Cover Band

2013-14 The Eggmen
2012-13 The Eggmen
2011-12 The Eggmen
2010-11 The Eggmen
2009-10 Mysterious Ways
2008-09 The Eggmen
2007-08 The Eggmen
2006-07 Skyrocket (formerly K-Tel Hit Machine)
2005-06 The Spazmatics
2004-05 The Eggmen
2003-04 The Eggmen
2002-03 The Eggmen
2001-02 The Eggmen
2000-01 The Eggmen
1999-2K SSIK
1998-99 The Atlantics
1997-98 The Recliners
1996-97 The Recliners
1995-96 Mystic Knights of the Sea
1994-95 Naughty Ones
1993-94 The Atlantics Soul Revue
1992-93 Atlantics
1991-92 Mystic Knights of the Sea
1990-91 The Bizness
1989-90 Duck Soup
1987-88 Texas Weather

DJ

2008-09 Toddy B
2007-08 Toddy B
2006-07 DJ Mel
2005-06 DJ Mel
2004-05 DJ Mel

Electronica/Club DJ

2012-13 Toddy B
2011-12 Toddy B

Electronica/DJ

2003-04 Matson Belle
2002-03 Matson Belle

Experimental

2010-11 The Octopus Project
2009-10 John Pointer
2008-09 Death Is Not a Joyride
2007-08 Ghostland Observatory
2006-07 The Octopus Project
2005-06 The Octopus Project
2004-05 John Pointer & Carlos Sosa's Boombox

Folk

2012-13 Wild Child
2011-12 Eliza Gilkyson
2010-11 Sahara Smith
2009-10 Sarah Jarosz
2008-09 The Hudsons
2007-08 The Brobdingnagian Bards
2006-07 The Hudsons
2005-06 Eliza Gilkyson
2004-05 Ruthie Foster
2003-04 Patty Griffin
2002-03 Patty Griffin
2001-02 Harris & Ryden
2000-01 Terri Hendrix
1999-2K Terri Hendrix
1998-99 Terri Hendrix
1997-98 Tie: Ana Egge / Asylum Street Spankers
1996-97 Jimmie Dale Gilmore
1995-96 Caryl P. Weiss
1994-95 Jimmy LaFave & Night Tribe
1993-94 Jimmie Dale Gilmore
1992-93 Tish Hinojosa
1991-92 Tish Hinojosa
1990-91 Darden Smith
1989-90 Darden Smith
1988-89 Darden Smith
1987-88 Darden Smith
1986-87 Nanci Griffith
1985-86 Daniel Johnston
1984-85 Grimalkin
1983-84 Grimalkin
1982-83 Butch Hancock
1981-82 Butch Hancock & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Funk

2002-03 Mingo Fishtrap
2001-02 Mingo Fishtrap
2000-01 The Scabs
1999-2K The Scabs
1998-99 The Scabs
1997-98 Hot Buttered Rhythm
1995-96 Ugly Americans
1994-95 Ugly Americans
1993-94 Ugly Americans
1992-93 Joe Rockhead
1991-92 Bad Mutha Goose
1990-91 Bad Mutha Goose
1989-90 Bad Mutha Goose & the Brothers Grimm
1988-89 Bad Mutha Goose & the Brothers Grimm
1987-88 Bad Mutha Goose
1986-87 Bad Mutha Goose & the Brothers Grimm
1983-84 Extreme Heat
1982-83 Extreme Heat

Hard Rock

1997-98 Pushmonkey
1996-97 Pushmonkey
1995-96 Billy White
1994-95 Pariah
1993-94 Six Is Nine

Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

1984-85 Van Wilks Band
1983-84 Van Wilks Band
1982-83 Van Wilks Band
1981-82 Van Wilks Band

Hard Rock/Metal

1999-2K Pushmonkey
1998-99 Pushmonkey

Hip Hop

2008-09 Overlord
2007-08 BoomBoxATX
2006-07 Overlord
2005-06 Mr. Blakes
2004-05 Dirty Wormz
2003-04 Dirty Wormz
2002-03 MC Overlord
2001-02 MC Overlord
2000-01 MC Overlord
1996-97 MC Overlord
1995-96 MC Overlord
1994-95 Brothers Cup

Hip-Hop/DJ

2011-12 Trampia
2010-11 Phranchyze
2009-10 Tee Double

Indie

2012-13 Wild Child
2011-12 Quiet Company
2010-11 Speak
2009-10 The Bright Light Social Hour
2008-09 Suzanna Choffel
2007-08 Okkervil River
2006-07 The Octopus Project

Industrial/Goth

2010-11 One-Eyed Doll
2009-10 Chant
2008-09 SubNatural
2007-08 Tungsten Coil
2006-07 Lucid Dementia
2005-06 PAIL
2004-05 Lucid Dementia

Instrumental

2012-13 Balmorhea
2011-12 Balmorhea
2010-11 Eric Johnson
2009-10 McLemore Avenue
2008-09 3 Balls of Fire
2007-08 Explosions in the Sky
2006-07 The Octopus Project
2005-06 McLemore Avenue

Jam

2004-05 McLemore Avenue
2003-04 Mingo Fishtrap

Jazz

2012-13 Elias Haslanger
2011-12 Black Red Black
2010-11 Jeff Lofton
2009-10 Kat Edmonson
2008-09 Sarah Sharp
2007-08 Blaze
2006-07 Blaze
2005-06 Blaze
2004-05 Blaze
2003-04 Los Jazz Vatos
2002-03 Blaze
2001-02 Blaze
2000-01 Blaze
1999-2K Elias Haslanger
1998-99 Hot Buttered Rhythm
1997-98 8 1/2 Souvenirs
1996-97 8 1/2 Souvenirs
1995-96 8 1/2 Souvenirs
1994-95
1993-94 Julie Burrell
1992-93 Native Sun
1991-92 Native Sun
1990-91 Native Sun
1989-90
1988-89 Chris Duarte & Justus
1987-88 Tomás Ramírez Tasmanian Devil
1986-87 Kirk Whalum and Group Session
1985-86 Kirk Whalum Group
1984-85 Kirk Whalum Group
1983-84 Tomàs Ramirez
1982-83 Passenger
1981-82 Passenger

Kid

2006-07 Sarah Jarosz
2005-06 Misspent Youth
2004-05 Misspent Youth
2003-04 Misspent Youth

Latin

1991-92 Susanna Sharpe & Samba Police
1990-91 Susanna Sharpe & Samba Police
1989-90 Beto y los Fairlanes
1988-89 Quizumba
1987-88 Quizumba
1986-87 Little Joe y La Familia
1985-86 Ruben & Alfonso Ramos
1984-85 Beto y los Fairlanes
1983-84 Beto y los Fairlanes
1982-83 Beto y los Fairlanes

Latin Contemporary

2008-09 Grupo Fantasma
2007-08 Brownout
2006-07 Grupo Fantasma
2005-06 Grupo Fantasma
2004-05 Grupo Fantasma
2003-04 Del Castillo
2002-03 Grupo Fantasma

Latin Rock

2012-13 Brownout
2011-12 Grupo Fantasma
2010-11 Los Lonely Boys
2009-10 Brownout

Latin Traditional

2012-13 Gina Chavez
2011-12 Los Texas Wranglers
2010-11 Tortilla Factory
2009-10 Los Texas Wranglers
2008-09 Los Texas Wranglers
2007-08 Los Texas Wranglers
2006-07 Del Castillo
2005-06 Del Castillo
2004-05 Del Castillo
2003-04 Grupo Fantasma
2002-03 Del Castillo

Lounge/Swing

2001-02 The Recliners
2000-01 The Recliners
1999-2K 8 1/2 Souvenirs
1998-99 8 1/2 Souvenirs / The Recliners
1997-98 The Recliners
1996-97 Mr. Fabulous & Casino Royale

Metal

2012-13 Dead Earth Politics
2011-12 The Sword
2010-11 The Sword
2009-10 The Sword
2008-09 The Sword
2007-08 Broken Teeth
2006-07 Powderburn
2005-06 Broken Teeth
2004-05 Powderburn

Metal/Hardcore

1992-93 Pariah
1991-92 Pariah
1990-91 Pariah
1989-90 Dangerous Toys
1988-89 Raging Saint
1987-88 Butthole Surfers
1986-87 Scratch Acid

Metal/Industrial

2003-04 Powderburn
2002-03 Powderburn
2001-02 Pushmonkey
2000-01 Human
1997-98 Soak
1996-97 Fuckemos
1995-96 Auschwitz 46
1994-95 Auschwitz 46

Mexican Traditional/Folk

1999-2K Tish Hinojosa
1998-99 Tish Hinojosa
1997-98 Tish Hinojosa
1996-97 Tish Hinojosa
1995-96 Tish Hinojosa
1994-95 Tish Hinojosa

New Music

1989-90 Poi Dog Pondering
1988-89 Poi Dog Pondering
1987-88 The Reivers
1986-87 Zeitgeist
1985-86 Zeitgeist

New Wave

1984-85 Zeitgeist
1983-84 D-Day
1982-83 Standing Waves

None of the Above

2012-13 White Ghost Shivers
2011-12 White Ghost Shivers
2010-11 Mother Falcon
2009-10 Mother Falcon
2008-09 More Cowbell
2007-08 White Ghost Shivers
2006-07 Brobdingnagian Bards
2005-06 White Ghost Shivers
2004-05 Texas Hot Flash
2003-04 Schrödinger's Cat
2002-03 Schrödinger's Cat
2001-02 Schrödinger's Cat
2000-01 Schrödinger's Cat
1998-99 Bob Schneider & Lonelyland
1997-98 Asylum Street Spankers
1996-97 Asylum Street Spankers
1995-96 Asylum Street Spankers
1994-95 Bad Livers
1993-94 Bad Livers
1992-93 Bad Livers
1991-92 Bad Livers
1990-91 Austin Lounge Lizards
1989-90 Austin Lounge Lizards
1988-89 Austin Lounge Lizards
1987-88 Austin Lounge Lizards
1986-87 Tex Thomas & the Danglin' Wranglers
1985-86 Extreme Heat
1984-85 Dino Lee and the White Trash Revue
1982-83 The Devils
1981-82 Extreme Heat

Novelty Band

2007-08 Jolly Garogers
2006-07 White Ghost Shivers
2005-06 Jolly Garogers
2004-05 Brobdingnagian Bards

Pop

2005-06 Wideawake
2004-05 Wideawake
2003-04 Wideawake
2002-03 Matson Belle
2001-02 Ginger Mackenzie
2000-01 Kissinger
1999-2K Trish Murphy
1998-99 Fastball
1997-98 Abra Moore
1996-97 Ugly Americans
1995-96 Fastball
1994-95 Wannabes
1993-94 Mr. Rocket Baby
1992-93 Duckhills
1991-92 Beat-O-Sonics
1990-91 Water the Dog
1989-90 Water the Dog
1988-89 Timbuk 3
1987-88 Timbuk 3
1986-87 Timbuk 3

Punk

2012-13 Lower Class Brats
2011-12 Adrian & the Sickness
2010-11 One-Eyed Doll
2009-10 One-Eyed Doll
2008-09 One-Eyed Doll
2007-08 Krum Bums
2006-07 Riverboat Gamblers
2005-06 Cruiserweight
2004-05 Cruiserweight
1985-86 Poison 13

Punk/Hardcore

1984-85 Big Boys
1983-84 Big Boys
1982-83 Big Boys

Rap

1993-94 Brothers Cup
1992-93 Retarded Elf
1991-92 Retarded Elf
1990-91 Retarded Elf

Reggae

1992-93 House In Orbit
1991-92 Michael E. Johnson and the Killer Bees
1990-91 Michael E. Johnson and the Killer Bees
1989-90 Michael E. Johnson and the Killer Bees
1988-89 Michael E. Johnson and the Killer Bees
1987-88 Killer Bees
1986-87 Killer Bees
1985-86 Killer Bees
1984-85 Pressure
1983-84 Pressure
1982-83 Pressure

Rock

2012-13 Whitman
2011-12 Quiet Company
2010-11 Los Lonely Boys
2009-10 Los Lonely Boys
2008-09 The Black & White Years
2007-08 Spoon
2006-07 Patrice Pike
2005-06 Spoon
2004-05 Wideawake
2003-04 Los Lonely Boys
2002-03 Vallejo
2001-02 Kissinger
2000-01 Vallejo
1999-2K Vallejo
1998-99 TIE: Storyville, Sister 7
1997-98 Storyville
1996-97 Storyville
1995-96 Ian Moore Band
1994-95 Storyville
1993-94 Ian Moore Band
1992-93 Soul Hat
1991-92 Arc Angels
1990-91 The Joe Ely Band
1989-90 Joe Ely
1988-89 Joe Ely
1987-88 The Joe Ely Band
1986-87 14K
1985-86 14K
1984-85 14K
1983-84 Austin All-Stars
1982-83 The Skunks

Rockabilly/50s Rock & Roll

1984-85 LeRoi Brothers
1983-84 LeRoi Brothers
1982-83 LeRoi Brothers

Roots Rock

2012-13 Wheeler Brothers
2011-12 Wheeler Brothers
2010-11 Roky Erickson
2009-10 The Fireants
2008-09 Porterdavis
2007-08 The Gourds
2006-07 Mother Truckers
2005-06 James McMurtry
2004-05 Shelley King Band
2003-04 Reckless Kelly
2002-03 Harris & Ryden
2001-02 Reckless Kelly
2000-01 Reckless Kelly
1999-2K The Gourds
1998-99 Reckless Kelly
1997-98 Reckless Kelly
1996-97 LeRoi Brothers
1995-96 LeRoi Brothers
1994-95 Monte Warden & the Lonesharks
1993-94 Two Hoots & a Holler
1992-93 Two Hoots & a Holler
1991-92 Two Hoots & a Holler
1990-91 Two Hoots & a Holler
1989-90 LeRoi Brothers
1988-89 Two Hoots & a Holler
1987-88 Teddy & the Tall Tops
1986-87 Tailgators
1985-86 True Believers

Soft Rock/Easy Listening

1984-85 Blue Mist
1983-84 Blue Mist
1982-83 Cheezmo
1981-82 Christopher Cross

Soul

1995-96 Storyville
1994-95 Storyville
1993-94 Malford Milligan
1992-93 Atlantics
1991-92 W.C. Clark
1990-91 W.C. Clark
1989-90 W.C. Clark Blues Revue
1988-89 W.C. Clark
1987-88 W.C. Clark Blues Revue
1986-87 W.C. Clark Blues Revue
1985-86 Ernie Sky & the K-Tels
1984-85 W.C. Clark Blues Review
1983-84 Ernie Sky & the K-Tels

Soul/Hip-Hop

1999-2K MC Overlord
1998-99 MC Overlord
1997-98 MC Overlord

Tejano/Conjunto

2001-02 Grupo Fantasma
2000-01 Los Aztex
1999-2K Asylum Street Spankers
1998-99 Los Super Seven
1997-98 Los Pinkys
1996-97 Los Pinkys
1995-96 Flaco Jimenez
1994-95 Los Pinkys y Isidro Samilpa
1992-93 Texas Tornados

Traditional Mexican/Latino

2001-02 Del Castillo
2000-01 Correo Aereo

U-18

2011-12 Schmillion
2010-11 Schmillion

World Music

2012-13 Atash
2011-12 Atash
2010-11 Atash
2009-10 Atash
2008-09 Atash
2007-08 Atash
2006-07 The Tea Merchants
2005-06 Cadaques
2004-05 Alteza
2003-04 Pieces of East
2002-03 Shadow Box
2001-02 Del Castillo
2000-01 La Tribu
1999-2K Rajamani
1998-99 Ta Mere
1997-98 Ta Mere
1996-97 Killer Bees
1995-96 Killer Bees
1994-95 Killer Bees
1993-94 Susanna Sharpe & Samba Police