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1982-1983Best Performing Bands

Best Avant-Garde
The Pool

Talmadge d'Amour
Chinanine
Dark Motive
Tina Marsh
Creative Opportunity Orchestra
Life on Earth
Buffalo Gals
Kamikaze Refrigerators
New Visions Ensemble
Liquid Mice
Trained Ants
Macumba Love
Meat Joy
Tomas Ramirez Quartet
The Uh-Uhs
Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
The Gay Politicians

Best Bluegrass
Erwin O. Prather

Dark Mesa
Uncle Walt's Band
The Ramblers
Supernatural Family Band
The Austin Lounge Lizards
Grassfire
Asleep at the Wheel
Hill Country Express
No Meat but Sausage
Dizzy Dogs
Note Ropers
Pat Mears
Dan Huckabee & the Hucktones

Best Blues
The Fabulous Thunderbirds

The Cobras
W.C. Clark Blues Revue
Ernie Sky & the K-Tels
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Angela Strehli Band
Kingpins
Diana Cantu Band
Extreme Heat
Marcia Ball Band
George Underwood & Blues Groove
Coupe de Ville
Omar & the Howlers
Lou Ann Barton
Major Burke
Soulbashers

Best Country
Rank & File

Willie Nelson
Supernatural Family Band
Alvin Crow & the Pleasant Valley Boys
Joe Ely Band
Asleep at the Wheel
Al Dreesen & the Super Swing Sausage Revue
Tex Thomas & His Danglin' Wranglers
Bert Rivera & the Nightriders
Rusty Wier
Jess DeMaine
People's Choice
Benny Evans
Jerry Jeff Walker

Best Folk
Butch Hancock

Uncle Walt's Band
Grimalkin
Dark Mesa
Take Four
Lucinda
Erwin O. Prather
Jimmie Gilmore
Cheezmo
Mark Luke Daniels
CPR
Dana Cooper & DC3
Darden Smith & the Ramblers
Pat Mears
Shake Russell
Takiy Orqo
Ky Hote
Nanci Griffith
Bill Oliver

Best Funk
Extreme Heat

Big Boys
The Cobras
Dark Motive
Random Culture
Minor Miracle
Dynamic Funk
Ernie Sky & the K-Tels
1/2 Chicken to Go
Phyrework
Trace of Smoke
Wynnd

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Van Wilks Band

The Skunks
14K
Banzai Kik
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
The Offenders
Last Rites
Nasty Habits
The Lift
Rabbit
Devils
Heyoka
James Anderson & the Takers
Watchtower
Crystal Image

Best Jazz
Passenger

Extreme Heat
Tomas Ramirez Quartet
Hall Brothers
Beto y los Fairlanes
Rich Harney Trio
Minor Miracle
Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
Rhythm Method
Take Four
Bill Tanner Quintet
Cool Breeze
Blue Mist
Creative Opportunity Orchestra
Macumba Love
Alex Coke
Cheezmo
Michael Munday Quartet

Best Latin
Beto y los Fairlanes

Little Joe, Johnny y la Familia
Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution
Joe "King" Carrasco y los Coronas
Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
Big Carlos & the Minority Machine
Salaman
Street People
Flaco Jimenez
Nash Hernandez
Esteban Jordan
Latin Image
Alfonso Ramos
La Banda Familia Supernatural

Best New Wave
Standing Waves

The Jitters
The Lift
Max & the Makeups
D-Day
Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns
Rank & File
Chinanine
The Explosives
X-Spand-X
Dark Motive
The Uh-Uhs
Private Lives
Big Boys
Stick Figures
Buffalo Gals
The Skunks

Best None of the Above
The Devils

Rank & File
Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns
Twistyze
Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
Kamikaze Refrigerators
Dark Motive
The Jitters
Aviation
Buffalo Gals
Beto y los Fairlanes
Stick Figures
Joe Ely Band
Brave Combo
Coyote-Safer Band
The Pool
Supernatural Family Band
Uranium Savages
Tex Thomas
Takiy Orqo
Grimalkin

Best Punk/Hardcore
Big Boys

The Jitters
The Dicks
Dark Motive
The Offenders
The Skunks
The Droogs
The Next
Max & the Makeups
Millions of Dead Cops
Doctors' Mob
Fudge Tunnels
Burn Center
Whoom Elements
Butthole Surfers
The Pagans
Disciples of Christ

Best Reggae
Pressure

The Lotions
St. Croix Philharmonic
Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
Twistyze

Best Rock
The Skunks

The Lift
The Devils
Joe Ely Band
Austin All-Stars
Van Wilks Band
The Next
The Explosives
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Stephen Doster & Scissors
The Wommack Brothers
Octave Doctors
Black Rose
Christopher Cross
Lisa Rhodes
Private Lives
14K
The Jitters

Best Rockabilly/50s Rock & Roll
LeRoi Brothers

The Trouble Boys
Joe Ely Band
Little Charlie & the Eager Beaver Boys
Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88s
The Rock-a-Dials
The Teddy Boys
Beverly & the Orbits
The Quiffs
The Bolos
Boystown
The Rattlecats
Rank & File

Best Soft Rock/Easy Listening
Cheezmo

Blue Mist
Christopher Cross
Shake Russell
The Lift
Cool Breeze
Dana Cooper
Sunrise

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