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Best Club DJ
Jimmy Remington (Continental Club, Texas Money)

Brad First (Club Iguana)
Rusty Trapps (Crazy Lady)
Richard Luckett (Club Iguana)
No such thing
Sebastian Williams (Steamboat)
Tom Bowie (Texas Tavern)
Ed Ward (Steamboat)
Randy Kirchoff (Mid-City Roadhouse)
Husky (Cardi's)

Best Concert By a Touring Artist
Bruce Springsteen (Erwin Center, 11/23)

R.E.M. (Opera House, 9/18)
Los Lobos (Soap Creek, 2/29)
Sonny Okosun (Liberty Lunch, 5/20)
Laurie Anderson (Paramount, 5/27)
Neil Young (Opera House, 6/23)
Echo and the Bunnymen (Opera House, 8/31)
Allan Holdsworth (Liberty Lunch, 10/18)
Elvis Costello (Erwin Center, 9/5)
Crosby, Stills & Nash (South Park Meadows, 8/29)

Best Concert Poster
Nels Jacobson (Dream Syndicate at Liberty Lunch)

Guy Juke (Joe Ely's New Year's Eve)
Guy Juke (Rock and Roll Trivia Contest)
Nels Jacobson (Dead Kennedys at Liberty Lunch)
Danny Garrett (Juneteenth, Antone's)
Guy Juke (Chronicle/KTXZ birthday)
Dray (Big Joe Turner at Antone's)
Rock Savage (Creative Opportunity Orchestra)

Best Live Music Venue
Liberty Lunch (405 W. 2nd)

Antone's (2915 Guadalupe)
Continental Club (1315 S. Congress)
Beach Cabaret (2911 San Jacinto)
Austin Opera House (200 Academy)
Steamboat (403 E. 6th)
Cactus Cafe (Texas Union)
Hole in the Wall (2528 Guadalupe)
Soap Creek Saloon (1201 S. Congress)
Flying Circus (1025 Barton Springs)

Best Local Music TV Show
Dixie's Bar and Bus Stop

Austin City Limits
Segway City
VidEot's Choice
Dynasaur Tracs
Hymns for Heathens
Citizens of the Fifth Millenium
River City Jazz
Jam City
Meat Joy Variety Hour

Best Music Store
Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music

Danny's Guitar Shop
Tommy's Drum Shop
Lightning Music and Sound
Musical Exchange
Guitar Resurrection
J.R. Reed
Guitar Store
Stevens Guitars

Best Music Writer
John T. Davis

Ed Ward
Brent Grulke
Jody Denberg
Michael Corcoran
Michael Point
Margaret Moser
No such thing
Jeff Whittington
Jay Trachtenberg

Best Radio DJ
Larry Monroe (KUT-FM)

Phillippe LaVere (KUT-FM)
Paul Ray (KUT-FM)
Jody Denberg (KLBJ)
Rocket Bob Moore (KTXZ)
Dan Del Santo (KUT-FM)
Sammy Allred (KTXZ)
Dave Jarrott (KEY-103)
John Aielli (KUT-FM)
C.K. Carman (KUT-FM)

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

Best Radio Station
KUT 90.5FM

KTXZ (AM 1560)
KLBJ (FM 94)
KAZI (FM 88.7)
No such thing
KASE (FM 101)
KNOW (AM 1490)
KVET (AM 1300)

Best Record Producer
Patrick Keel (The Pool, Optimystics, Trickle Down)

Spot (Big Boys, Dicks)
Dan Del Santo (Professors of Pleasure)
Keith Ayres (Reflectors)
Brian Beattie (Glass Eye)
Greg Stephens (Trickle Down)
Mike Alvarez
Kerry Crafton
Liam Sternberg (Ten From Texas)

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

Record Exchange
Inner Sanctum
Treasured Tracs
Sound Warehouse
Harmony House
Discount Records

Best Show by a Local Artist
TIE: Elouise Burrell and Dan Del Santo

K-Tels backing Bo Diddley (Steamboat, 10/4)
Dino Lee's tribute to Caligula (Ritz, 12/7)
Doctors' Mob opening for Rain Parade (Continental Club, 12/5)
Debussy Fields (Continental Club, 11/11)
Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns (Aquafest)
True Believers, Poison 13, Zeitgeist (Continental Club, 12/29)
Joe Ely (Gruene Hall, 8/11)
Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (Opera House, 3/6)
Meat Joy and the Technicolor Yawns (Voltaire's, 12/14)

Best Thing to Happen
KTXZ's live broadcasts with Austin bands

The Beach Cabaret
Ed Ward left the Statesman
Lunch Money Productions
More local records and labels
KTXZ in general
Elektra's Ten From Texas comp
Butch Hancock's Dixie's Bar and Bus Stop TV show
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Dino Lee
Lots of good new bands
Margaret Moser married Rollo Banks

Best Video
Poison 13, "One Step Closer"

Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Couldn't Stand the Weather"
Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Cold Shot"
Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns, "Current Events"
Grigadean and Friends, "Sugar Rush"
Joe Ely, "What's Shakin' Tonight"
Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns, "Dinero"
LeRoi Brothers, "Pretty Little Lights of Town"
Little Charlie and the Eager Beaver Boys, "Come Back Baby"
Monte Warden, "Short Order Fantasy"

Worst Thing to Happen
Lots of clubs closed

Not enough new places to play
The "Sixth Street scene"
Gene Ramey died
John T. Davis replaced Ed Ward at the Statesman
The downfall of Texas Money
KNOW dropped its black music format
Ten From Texas
Dino Lee
Liberty Lunch's impending doom
Lack of support
Lunch Money Productions
Lucinda left Austin
Punk rock

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