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Best Concert By a Touring Artist
David Bowie (Erwin Center, 8/20)

2. Police
3. UB40 (Meadows, 11/19)
4. Talking Heads (Palmer, 9/19)
5. King Sunny Ade (Coliseum, 8/31)
6. King Sunny Ade (Club Foot, 3/2)
7. ZZ Top (Erwin Center, 10/5)
8. New Order (Nightlife, 6/19)
9. Bonnie Raitt (Opera House, 12/10)
10. Elvis Costello (Erwin Center, 9/7)
11. David Grisman Quartet (Paramount, 4/21)

Best Concert Poster
Guy Juke, ("The Day Before 1984," Joe Ely New Year's Eve)

2. Noxx (New Order at Nightlife)
3. Anne Sherwood (Dan Del Santo, Soap Creek)
4. Rock Savage (Jim Retherford, Creative Opportunity Orchestra)
5. Guy Juke (Moaner-Groaner Orchestra)
6. Nels Jacobsen (King Sunny Ade)
7. Guy Juke (Joe "King Carrasco)
8. Andy Blackwood (Wall of Voodoo, Nightlife)
9. Revis (Lisa Gilkyson, Sixth Street Live)
10. Guy Juke (Carnaval '83)

Best Live Music Venue
Nightlife/Club Foot

2. Antone's
3. Continental Club
4. Sixth Street Live
5. Liberty Lunch
6. Hut's Diner
7. Austin Opera House
8. Frank C. Erwin Center
9. Steamboat 1874
10. Paramount Theatre

Best Music Store
Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music

2. Strait Music Co.
3. Danny's Guitar Shop
4. Tommy's Drum Shop
5. Guitar Resurrection
6. Willy's Guitar Player
7. The Guitar Store
8. J.R. Reed

Best Music Writer
Ed Ward

2. Margaret Moser
3. John T. Davis
4. Jay Trachtenberg
5. Greg Stephens
6. Robert Draper
7. Jody Denberg
8. Elaine Blodgett
9. Jeff Whittington
10. Ron Muller

Best Radio DJ
Larry Monroe (KUT-FM)

2. Paul Ray (KUT-FM)
3. Dan Del Santo (KUT-FM)
4. Dave Jarrott (KEY-103)
5. Philippe Lavere (KUT-FM)
6. Sky (KLBJ-FM)
7. David Oberman (KUT-FM)
8. John Aielli (KUT-FM)
9. Roger Garrett (K-98)
10. John Michael Scott (KLBJ-FM)

Larry Monroe, KUT 90.5FM, 300 W. Dean Keeton, 512/471-1631,

Best Radio Station


Best Record Producer
Patrick Keel (Pool, Pressure, Mike Runnels, Standing Waves, Optimystics)

2. Spot (Big Boys, Dicks, Kamikaze, Refrigerators, Buffalo Gals)
3. Vince McGarry (Beto)
4. John Hammond (Double Trouble)
5. Arthur Brown (Argyles, Davy & Z-Vue)
6. Liam Sternberg
7. Larry Seyer
8. Dan Del Santo
9. Mark Dubicki (MDC)
10. Joe Gracey (Kimmie Rhodes, Jackalope Brothers)

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

2. Treasured Tracks
3. Inner Sanctum
4. Record Exchange
5. Sound Warehouse
6. Hastings
7. Recycled Records
8. Yesterday's Records
9. Camelot
10. Half-Price

Best Show by a Local Artist
Dan Del Santo opening for Sunny Ade (Coliseum, 8/31)

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Johnson (Coliseum, 10/7)
3. LeRoi Brothers (Continental Club, 9/28)
4. Pressure and the Pool (Nightlife, 10/6)
5. Big Boys, Charlie Sexton, the Jeffersons (Nightlife, 10/31)
6. Standing Waves
7. Max & the Makeups
8. Vital Signs (Nightlife, 12/17)
9. Big Boys opening for Trouble Funk (Nightlife, 8/4)
10. Fabulous Thunderbirds (Sixth Street Live, 10/21)
11. Eric Johnson (Sixth Street Live, 12/19)
12. Joe Ely and Charlie Sexton (Palmer, 12/31)

Best Thing to Happen
National Record Companies Discovered Austin

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
3. Continental Club reopened
4. Nightlife closed
5. Butch Hancock's "Dixie's Bar and Bus Stop" TV program
6. The release of Texas Flood
7. King Sunny Ade
8. Hut's Diner opened
9. The Meadows opened
10. KTXZ
11. Patrick Keel and Pool Productions
12. Antone's blues parties
13. Emmajoe's closed
14. Charlie Sexton
15. The Chronicle

Best Video
El BJ, "Gomer Pyle Is God"

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Love Struck Baby"
3. Dan Del Santo, "Open Your Eyes"
4. Fabulous Thunderbirds, "How Do You Spell Love?"
5. Willie Nelson, "Pancho and Lefty"
6. Rank and File, "Rank and File"
7. ZZ Top, "Sharp Dressed Man"
8. Big Boys, "Fun Fun Fun"
9. Steve Marsh, "Who Is the Beast?"
10. Pool, "Dance It Down"

Worst Thing to Happen
Nightlife closed

2. Emmajoe's closed
3. Piggy's closed
4. "Lots of clubs" closed
5. Stagnation and financial woes in the club scene
6. Xalapeno Charlie's closed
7. Ed Ward
8. No venue for punk, hardcore, new music
9. Zonker's closed
10. The sorry state of radio
11. Robert Marquam died
12. Not enough good new bands
13. Apathy
14. Armadillo World Headquarters is still missing

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