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Best Acoustic Venue

2013-14 Strange Brew
2012-13 Strange Brew
2011-12 Cactus Cafe
2010-11 Cactus Cafe
2009-10 Cactus Cafe
2008-09 Cactus Cafe
2007-08 Cactus Cafe
2006-07 Cactus Cafe
2005-06 Cactus Cafe
2004-05 Cactus Cafe
2003-04 Cactus Cafe
2002-03 Cactus Cafe
2001-02 Cactus Cafe

Best All Ages Venue

2008-09 Emo's CLOSED
2007-08 Emo's CLOSED
2006-07 Emo's CLOSED
2005-06 Emo's CLOSED
2004-05 Emo's CLOSED
2003-04 Emo's CLOSED
2002-03 Emo's CLOSED
2001-02 Emo's CLOSED

Best All-Ages Venue

2013-14 Strange Brew
2012-13 Antone's
2010-11 Emo's CLOSED
2009-10 Emo's CLOSED

Best Band Website

2003-04 www.wideawakeisaband.com
2002-03 kevinfowler.com
2001-02 Kissinger, Kissingertheband.com

Best Club DJ

1999-2K Roger Wilson, Polly Esther's
1984-85 Jimmy Remington (Continental Club, Texas Money)

Best Club DJ/Dance Club

1996-97 Paradox
1991-92 Club Chiwawa
1990-91 Wammo
1989-90 Wammo
1988-89 Wammo
1987-88 Cave Club

Best Concert By a Touring Artist

2005-06 Coldplay at Austin City Limits Festival, Sept. 22, 2005
2004-05 David Bowie at the Backyard
2003-04 The White Stripes, Stubb's, June 25
2002-03 Queens of the Stone Age, Stubb’s, Sept. 28
2001-02 U2, The Erwin Center
2000-01 Yo La Tengo, La Zona Rosa
1999-2K Tom Waits, March 20, Paramount Theatre
1998-99 Motley Crue, Austin Music Hall 12/1/98
1997-98 John Fogerty, Austin Music Hall
1996-97 Bob Dylan, Austin Music Hall
1995-96 Bob Dylan/ Ian Moore, Austin Music Hall
1994-95 Johnny Cash, Erwin Center
1993-94 Neil Young & the MGs, Erwin Center
1992-93 U2
1991-92 Red Hot Chili Peppers
1990-91 Little Feat (Auditorium Shores)
1989-90 K.D. Lang (Paramount)
1988-89 Little Feat (Austin Opera House)
1987-88 Pink Floyd
1986-87 Neville Brothers (Liberty Lunch, 2/28)
1985-86 Tina Turner (Erwin Center, 11/2)
1984-85 Bruce Springsteen (Erwin Center, 11/23)
1983-84 David Bowie (Erwin Center, 8/20)
1982-83 Peter Gabriel (Coliseum, 12/10)
1981-82 Go-Gos, Club Foot

Best Concert Poster

2007-08 Johnny Winter, Aug. 1, Antone’s, Jerry Clayworth
2006-07 The Octopus Project by Michael Budai, Dec. 31, Emo's
2005-06 TIE: Jim Franklin: Leon Russell at Threadgill’s, May 1, 2005/Guy Juke: Los Lobos and True Believers at Antone’s Oct. 27, 2005
2004-05 Los Lonely Boys at Stubbs by Billy Perkins
2003-04 Vallejo at the Vibe by Billy Perkins
2002-03 Bass Babes Battling Breast Cancer by Angela Crosby; The Vibe, Oct. 27
2001-02 Hank Williams III by Rob Gaspar, Continental Club
2000-01 The Scabs, Antone's, by Bob Schneider
1999-2K TIE: Vallejo, La zona rosa December 31 / Joe Rockhead, Daniel Allen, Steamboat, September 26
1998-99 Sinis, Flamingo Cantina
1997-98 New Year's Eve, La Zona Rosa, Billy Perkins
1996-97 Danny Garrett: Antone's Anniversary
1995-96 Ian Moore, New Year's Eve
1994-95 Jim Franklin: Armadillo Homecoming, Coliseum
1993-94 Crust, FuckEmos, Noodle: New Year's Eve at the Acropolis by John Hawkins and Greg Geisler
1991-92 Pixies/Pere Ubu, Jagmo
1990-91 Club Chiwawa Series by Micael Priest
1989-90 Jagmo (k.d. lang, B-52's)
1988-89 Bill Narum, Continental Club Calendars
1987-88 Guy Juke: Austin Music Awards, 1986-87
1986-87 Nels Jacobson/Jagmo (Fela)
1985-86 Guy Juke: Jay Aaron at Steamboat
1984-85 Nels Jacobson (Dream Syndicate at Liberty Lunch)
1983-84 Guy Juke, ("The Day Before 1984," Joe Ely New Year's Eve)
1982-83 Guy Juke, Joe Ely at the Opera House, 12/31

Best Cover Art

2005-06 Max Crace and Anne Daniels for Eric Johnson’s Bloom
2004-05 Soul of a Harper, Marc Gunn, Marc Gunn
2003-04 Andrea Burden for Atash, Republic of Love
2002-03 "Vida" by Del Castillo
2001-02 Howie Behrens, Darwin Keys, El Bitché Pushmonkey
2000-01 Lonelyland, Bob Schneider; Artist: Bob Schneider
1999-2K Sherri Whitmarsh, Rubies on the Lawn, Trish Murphy
1998-99 Educational Programming, KVRX, John Barker, Gary Dickerson, Mike Heindenreich, Ross Mclain, Mark Miller and Phil Shannon
1997-98 Gary Dickerson, KVRX Local Live 2: Late Last Night as I Lay Screaming
1996-97 Sun McCoglin, Sharon Dang, Brad McCormick: KRVX Various Artists, Cooking by Strobelight
1995-96 Dudley & Bob, Public Enema #1
1994-95 Earthpig: Soulhat, Good to be Gone
1993-94 Dick Reeves, Alejandro Escovedo's 13 Years
1991-92 Dangerous Toys, Hellacious Acres, Tommy Pons
1990-91 Vaughan Brothers, Family Style (Tony Sellari)

Best Dance Club

1998-99 Polly Esther's
1995-96 Ohms

Best DJ

1985-86 Jody Denberg (KLBJ)
1982-83 Paul Ray (KUT-FM)
1981-82 Paul Ray (KUT-FM)

Best Instrument/Equipment Store

2007-08
2006-07 Guitar Center
2005-06 Guitar Center
2004-05 Guitar Center
2003-04 Guitar Center
2002-03 Guitar Center
2001-02 Mars Music
1997-98 Strait Music
1995-96 Strait Music Co.
1994-95 Musicmakers Austin

Best Live Music Venue

2013-14 Strange Brew
2012-13 Mohawk
2010-11 Mohawk
2009-10 Antone's CLOSED
2008-09 Antone's CLOSED
2007-08 Stubb's
2006-07 Antone's CLOSED
2005-06 Stubb's
2004-05 Stubb's
2003-04 Antone's CLOSED
2002-03 Antone's CLOSED
2001-02 Antone's CLOSED
2000-01 Antone's CLOSED
1999-2K Antone's CLOSED
1998-99 Antone's CLOSED
1997-98 Liberty Lunch
1996-97 Tie: Steamboat/Liberty Lunch
1995-96 Continental Club
1994-95 Liberty Lunch
1993-94 Liberty Lunch
1992-93 Liberty Lunch
1991-92 Liberty Lunch
1990-91 Liberty Lunch
1989-90 Liberty Lunch
1988-89 Liberty Lunch
1987-88 Liberty Lunch
1986-87 Liberty Lunch (405 W. 2nd)
1985-86 Liberty Lunch
1984-85 Liberty Lunch (405 W. 2nd)
1983-84 Nightlife/Club Foot
1982-83 Club Foot
1981-82 Club Foot

Best Local Label

2013-14 Bismeaux Records
2012-13 Bismeaux Records
2011-12 Bismeaux Records
2010-11 Playing In Traffic Records
2009-10 Playing In Traffic Records
2008-09 Fat Caddy
2007-08 Fat Caddy
2006-07 Fat Caddy

Best Local Music TV Show

2005-06 Austin City Limits, KLRU
2004-05 Austin City Limits, KLRU
2003-04 Austin City Limits, KLRU (PBS)
2002-03 Austin City Limits, KLRU
2001-02 Austin City Limits, KLRU
2000-01 Austin City Limits, KLRU
1999-2K What's the Cover?, AMN
1998-99 Capzeyez, ACTV
1997-98 CapZeyez
1996-97 Austin City Limits, KLRU Channel 9
1995-96 Austin City Limits, PBS
1994-95 CapZeyeZ
1993-94 Austin City Limits
1992-93 Austin City Limits
1991-92 Austin City Limits
1990-91 Austin City Limits
1989-90 Austin City Limits
1988-89 Austin City Limits
1987-88 Austin City Limits
1986-87 Austin City Limits
1984-85 Dixie's Bar and Bus Stop

Best Music Store

2000-01 Mars Music
1999-2K Mars Music
1998-99 Mars Music
1996-97 Strait Music Co.
1990-91 Musicmakers Austin
1989-90 Strait Music
1988-89
1987-88
1986-87 Strait Music Co.
1985-86 Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music
1984-85 Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music
1983-84 Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music

Best Music Writer

2005-06 Margaret Moser
2004-05 Christopher Gray
2003-04 Christopher Gray
2002-03 Andy Langer
2001-02 Andy Langer
2000-01 Andy Langer
1999-2K Andy Langer
1998-99 Andy Langer
1997-98 Andy Langer
1996-97 Tie: Andy Langer/Michael Corcoran
1995-96 Andy Langer
1994-95 Don McLeese
1993-94 Don McLeese
1992-93 Don McLeese
1991-92 Don McLeese
1990-91 Peter Blackstock
1989-90 Casey Monahan
1988-89 Ed Ward
1987-88 Michael Corcoran
1986-87 John T. Davis
1985-86 John T. Davis
1984-85 John T. Davis
1983-84 Ed Ward

Best New Club

2013-14 Empire Control Room
2012-13 Strange Brew
2011-12 Emo's
2010-11 Jax Neighborhood Cafe CLOSED
2009-10 The Ghost Room
2008-09 Shangri-La
2007-08 Lamberts
2006-07 Mohawk
2005-06 The Velvet Spade
2004-05 RedRum
2003-04 The Parish
2002-03 Steamboat
2001-02 Beerland
2000-01 The Metro
1999-2K Red Eyed Fly
1998-99 Lucky Lounge
1997-98 La Zona Rosa CLOSED
1996-97 Stubb's
1995-96 Hang 'em High Saloon
1994-95 Austin Music Hall
1993-94 Electric Lounge
1982-83 Antone's

Best Producer

2013-14 Dwight Baker for Burden of Proof by Bob Schneider
2012-13 Dwight Baker
2011-12 Matt Parmenter for We Are All Where We Belong, Quiet Company

Best Radio DJ

1999-2K Johnny Walker, KLBJ-FM
1998-99 Johnny Walker, KBJ-FM
1997-98 Johnnie Walker, KLBJ-FM
1996-97 Johnny Walker, KLBJ-FM
1995-96 Johnny Walker, KLBJ
1994-95 Jody Denberg
1993-94 Sammy Allred and Bob Cole, KVET
1991-92 Jody Denberg (KGSR)
1990-91 Jody Denberg (KGSR)
1989-90 Jody Denberg (KLBJ)
1988-89 Jody Denberg (KLBJ)
1987-88 Jody Denberg
1984-85 Larry Monroe (KUT-FM)
1983-84 Larry Monroe (KUT-FM)

Best Radio Music Program

2013-14 Blue Monday, Larry Monroe, KDRP
2012-13 Twine Time, Paul Ray, KUT FM
2010-11 Twine Time, Paul Ray, KUT 90.5FM
2009-10 Morning X, Jason and Deb, 101X
2008-09 Morning X, Jason and Deb, 101X
2007-08 Chillville, Ray Seggern; 101X
2006-07 Eklektikos, John Aielli, KUT
2005-06 Lone Star State of Mind, Kevin Connor and Bobby Ray, KGSR
2004-05 Eklektikos with John Aielli, KUT 90.5FM

Best Radio Personality

2013-14 Dale Dudley and Bob Fonseca, KLBJ 93.4FM
2012-13 Dudley and Bob, KLBJ FM
2011-12 John Aielli, KUT 90.5FM
2010-11 Dale Dudley, KLBJ 93.7FM
2009-10 Deb O’Keefe, 101X
2008-09 Deb O'Keefe
2007-08 Bobby Bones KISS
2006-07 Bobby Bones, KISS
2005-06 Bobby Bones, KISS
2004-05 Bobby Bones, KISS 96.7FM
2003-04 TIE: Bob Fonseca, KLBJ 93.7FM; Bob Cole, KVET 98.1 FM
2002-03 Dale Dudley, KLBJ FM
2001-02 Dale Dudley, KLBJ FM
2000-01 Dale Dudley, KLBJ FM 93.7

Best Radio Program

2011-12 Eklektikos, John Aielli, KUT 90.5FM
2007-08 The Bobby Bones Show, Bobby Bones, KISS
2006-07 Dudley & Bob Morning Show, KLBJ
2005-06 Dudley & Bob in the Morning, KLBJ-FM
2004-05 Dudley and Bob Show, Dale Dudley, Bob Fonseca, Charlie Hodge, Angela Davis, and Ed Clements, KLBJ 93.7FM
2003-04 Sam and Bob in the Morning, Sammy Allred and Bob Cole, KVET 98.1FM
2002-03 Dudley and Bob Show: Dale Dudley, Bob Fonseca, Charlie Hodge; KLBJ
2001-02 Dudley & Bob Show, Dale Dudley, Bob Fonseca, Charlie Hodge; KLBJ
2000-01 Dudley & Bob, KLBJ FM 93.7
1999-2K Dudley & Bob: Dale Dudley & Bob Fonseca, KLBJ
1998-99 Dudley & Bob with Debra, KLBJ-FM
1997-98 Dudley, Bob & Debra, Morning Show, KLBJ-FM
1996-97 Dudley & Bob with Debra, KLBJ-FM
1995-96 Dudley & Bob with Debra, KLBJ
1994-95 Dudley & Bob Show

Best Radio Station

2013-14 KUTX 98.9FM
2012-13 KUT FM 90.5
2011-12 KUT 90.5FM
2010-11 KUT 90.5FM
2009-10 KUT 90.5FM
2008-09 KGSR 107.1FM
2007-08 KISS 96.7 FM
2006-07 KUT 90.5FM
2005-06 KGSR 107.1FM
2004-05 KGSR 107.1FM
2003-04 KGSR 107.1FM
2002-03 KGSR 107.1FM
2001-02 107.1 KGSR FM
2000-01 107.1 FM KGSR
1999-2K 107.1 KGSR-FM
1998-99 KGSR 107.1FM
1997-98 KGSR, 107.1
1996-97 KLBJ-FM 93.7
1995-96 KGSR 107.1 FM
1994-95 KGSR-FM
1993-94 KGSR
1991-92 KGSR 107.1FM
1990-91 KUT 90.5FM
1989-90 KUT-FM
1988-89 KUT-FM
1987-88 90.5 KUT FM
1986-87 KUT-FM
1985-86 KUT 90.5FM
1984-85 KUT 90.5FM
1983-84 KUT-FM
1982-83 KUT-FM
1981-82 KUT 90.5FM

Best Record Producer

2010-11 Danny Reisch for The Bright Light Social Hour, The Bright Light Social Hour
2009-10 Dwight Baker, Lovely Creatures
2008-09 Jerry Harrison for The Black & White Years
2007-08 Mike McCarthy, Britt Daniel and Jim Eno; Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga; Spoon
2006-07 Ray Benson for Reinventing the Wheel, Asleep at the Wheel
2005-06 Charlie Sexton for Shannon McNally: Geronimo
2004-05 Rick del Castillo for Jelly Jar's Preserved
2003-04 Lars Goransson, Endochine, Shane Bartell, Oliver Future
2002-03 Rick Del Castillo: "Vida" by Del Castillo
2001-02 Carl Thiel, Damesviolet, Chamber 36, Wishing Well Monte Montgomery, Two Sides to Every Story Lonnie Trevino
2000-01 Lloyd Maines
1999-2K Lloyd Maines, Ray Wylie Hubbard
1998-99 Lloyd Maines, "Wilory Farm", Terri Hendrix
1997-98 Dave McNair, The Other Palm Springs, Silver Scooter; Anchorless, Kacy Crowley; Crooked Mile, Trish Murphy
1996-97 John Croslin, Spoon, Telefono
1995-96 John Croslin, Popsucker, Wannabes
1994-95 Stephen Bruton: Storyville
1993-94 Stephen Bruton, 13 Years by Alejandro Escovedo
1992-93 Troy Campbell and Michael Hall
1991-92 Mark Hallman
1990-91 Mark Hallman
1989-90 J.D. Foster (David Halley)
1988-89 Joe Ely (Jimmie Dale Gilmore)
1987-88 Joe Ely
1986-87 Spot
1985-86 Vince McGarry (Big Guitars, Bad Sign, LeRois, Tex Thomas, Commandos)
1984-85 Patrick Keel (The Pool, Optimystics, Trickle Down)
1983-84 Patrick Keel (Pool, Pressure, Mike Runnels, Standing Waves, Optimystics)
1982-83 Patrick Keel (the Pool, the Standing Waves, Mike Rummels, countless demo tapes)

Best Record Store

2013-14 Waterloo Records
2012-13 Waterloo Records
2011-12 Waterloo Records
2010-11 Waterloo Records
2009-10 Waterloo Records
2008-09 Waterloo Records
2007-08 Waterloo Records
2006-07 Waterloo Records
2005-06 Waterloo Records
2004-05 Waterloo Records
2003-04 Waterloo Records
2002-03 Waterloo Records
2001-02 Waterloo Records
2000-01 Waterloo Records
1999-2K Waterloo Records
1998-99 Waterloo Records
1997-98 Waterloo Records
1996-97 Waterloo Records
1995-96 Waterloo Records
1994-95 Waterloo Records
1993-94 Waterloo Records
1992-93 Waterloo Records
1991-92 Waterloo Records
1990-91 Waterloo Records
1989-90 Waterloo Records
1988-89 Waterloo Records
1987-88 Waterloo Records
1986-87 Waterloo Records
1985-86 Waterloo Records
1984-85 Waterloo Records
1983-84 Waterloo Records
1982-83 Waterloo Records

Best Show by a Local Artist

1984-85 Elouise Burrell and Dan Del Santo opening for Sonny Okosun (Liberty Lunch, 5/20)
1983-84 Dan Del Santo opening for Sunny Ade (Coliseum, 8/31)
1982-83 Ernie Sky & the K-Tels, the Paramount, 9/30
1981-82 Tornado Jam: Joe Ely, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Delbert McClinton, and friends, Manor Downs, July 11

Best Thing to Happen

2006-07 SXSW
1997-98 Keep the Austin Music Network alive and well!
1997-98 Austin's female musicians finally got the recognition they deserve!
1996-97 Stubb's opened
1996-97 Cheaper cover at clubs and lower ticket prices at concerts
1995-96 101X
1995-96 More non-smoking/earlier shows
1994-95 KVRX/KOOP
1994-95 More early and non-smoking shows
1993-94 Stevie Ray Vaughan statue
1993-94 More early "no smoking" shows
1992-93 Emo's
1991-92 SXSW
1990-91 Jody Denberg's move to KGSR
1989-90 SXSW
1987-88 South By Southwest
1986-87 National recognition
1985-86 National Recognition
1984-85 KTXZ's live broadcasts with Austin bands
1983-84 National Record Companies Discovered Austin
1982-83 Return of Antone's and Soap Creek

Best Video

2005-06 Eric Johnson, Live From Austin Tx
2004-05 The Troy Dillinger Dirty & Hairy Film Festival DVD
2003-04 "Sol del Caribe," Teye & Belen
2000-01 Rock & Roll Asshole, Kissinger, directed by Chris Roldan
1999-2K "Caught my Mind", Pushmonkey, Nick Egan
1998-99 Fastball, The way (Director: McGee)
1997-98 Asleep at the Wheel, Christmas in Jail
1996-97 Pepper, Butthole Surfers, D:Gavin Bowden
1995-96 Tie: Barline 99, Ian Moore, Dir: Tara Veneruso/Junior Brown, Dir: Roger
1994-95 Ice Cube: Ian Moore, "Harlem"
1993-94 Shaver, "Hottest Thing in Town"
1992-93 Arc Angels, "Living in a Dream"
1991-92 Jimmie Dale Gilmore, "My Mind's Got a Mind Of Its Own"
1990-91 Vaughan Brothers, "Tick Tock"
1989-90 Dangerous Toys, "Teasin', Pleasin'"
1988-89 Joe Ely, "Don't Mess With Texas"
1987-88 Omar & the Howlers, "Hard Times in the Land of Plenty"
1986-87 Timbuk3, "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"
1985-86 Charlie Sexton, "Beat's So Lonely"
1984-85 Poison 13, "One Step Closer"
1983-84 El BJ, "Gomer Pyle Is God"
1982-83 The Standing Waves, "Vertigo"

Worst Thing to Happen

1997-98 Townes Van Zandt and Keith Ferguson died, and Austin misses them.
1996-97 Deaths of Townes Van Zandt, Walter Hyatt
1995-96 Clubs closing: Chicago House, Outhouse
1994-95 Best of Texas
1993-94 Arc Angels break up
1992-93 City regulations, noise ordinance, ticketing Sixth Street musicians
1991-92 Clubs closing
1990-91 Stevie Ray Vaughan died
1989-90 Sixth Street crime and violence
1988-89 Clubs Closing
1987-88 Continental Club closed
1986-87 Drinking age raised to 21
1985-86 Michael Corcoran
1984-85 Lots of clubs closed
1983-84 Nightlife closed
1982-83 Not enough places to play, especially for new/young bands