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

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

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

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

Best Live Music Venue
Nightlife/Club Foot

Continental Club
Sixth Street Live
Liberty Lunch
Hut's Diner
Austin Opera House
Frank C. Erwin Center
Steamboat 1874
Paramount Theatre

Best Music Store
Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music

Strait Music Co.
Danny's Guitar Shop
Tommy's Drum Shop
Guitar Resurrection
Willy's Guitar Player
The Guitar Store
J.R. Reed

Best Music Writer
Ed Ward

Margaret Moser
John T. Davis
Jay Trachtenberg
Greg Stephens
Robert Draper
Jody Denberg
Elaine Blodgett
Jeff Whittington
Ron Muller

Best Radio DJ
Larry Monroe (KUT-FM)

Paul Ray (KUT-FM)
Dan Del Santo (KUT-FM)
Dave Jarrott (KEY-103)
Philippe Lavere (KUT-FM)
David Oberman (KUT-FM)
John Aielli (KUT-FM)
Roger Garrett (K-98)
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)

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

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

Treasured Tracks
Inner Sanctum
Record Exchange
Sound Warehouse
Recycled Records
Yesterday's Records

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

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

Best Thing to Happen
National Record Companies Discovered Austin

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Continental Club reopened
Nightlife closed
Butch Hancock's "Dixie's Bar and Bus Stop" TV program
The release of Texas Flood
King Sunny Ade
Hut's Diner opened
The Meadows opened
Patrick Keel and Pool Productions
Antone's blues parties
Emmajoe's closed
Charlie Sexton
The Chronicle

Best Video
El BJ, "Gomer Pyle Is God"

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

Worst Thing to Happen
Nightlife closed

Emmajoe's closed
Piggy's closed
"Lots of clubs" closed
Stagnation and financial woes in the club scene
Xalapeno Charlie's closed
Ed Ward
No venue for punk, hardcore, new music
Zonker's closed
The sorry state of radio
Robert Marquam died
Not enough good new bands
Armadillo World Headquarters is still missing

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