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

2. Brad First (Club Iguana)
3. Rusty Trapps (Crazy Lady)
4. Richard Luckett (Club Iguana)
5. No such thing
6. Sebastian Williams (Steamboat)
7. Tom Bowie (Texas Tavern)
8. Ed Ward (Steamboat)
9. Randy Kirchoff (Mid-City Roadhouse)
10. Husky (Cardi's)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Austin City Limits
3. Segway City
4. VidEot's Choice
5. Dynasaur Tracs
6. Hymns for Heathens
7. Citizens of the Fifth Millenium
8. River City Jazz
9. Jam City
10. Meat Joy Variety Hour

Best Music Store
Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music

2. Danny's Guitar Shop
3. Tommy's Drum Shop
4. Lightning Music and Sound
5. Musical Exchange
6. Guitar Resurrection
7. J.R. Reed
8. Guitar Store
9. Stevens Guitars

Best Music Writer
John T. Davis

2. Ed Ward
3. Brent Grulke
4. Jody Denberg
5. Michael Corcoran
6. Michael Point
7. Margaret Moser
8. No such thing
9. Jeff Whittington
10. Jay Trachtenberg

Best Radio DJ
Larry Monroe (KUT-FM)

2. Phillippe LaVere (KUT-FM)
3. Paul Ray (KUT-FM)
4. Jody Denberg (KLBJ)
5. Rocket Bob Moore (KTXZ)
6. Dan Del Santo (KUT-FM)
7. Sammy Allred (KTXZ)
8. Dave Jarrott (KEY-103)
9. John Aielli (KUT-FM)
10. C.K. Carman (KUT-FM)

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

Best Radio Station
KUT 90.5FM

2. KTXZ (AM 1560)
3. KLBJ (FM 94)
4. KAZI (FM 88.7)
5. KEYI/KEY 103
6. KHFI/K-98
7. No such thing
8. KASE (FM 101)
9. KNOW (AM 1490)
10. KVET (AM 1300)

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

2. Spot (Big Boys, Dicks)
3. Dan Del Santo (Professors of Pleasure)
4. Keith Ayres (Reflectors)
5. Brian Beattie (Glass Eye)
6. Greg Stephens (Trickle Down)
7. Mike Alvarez
8. Kerry Crafton
9. Liam Sternberg (Ten From Texas)

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

2. Record Exchange
3. Inner Sanctum
4. Treasured Tracs
5. Sound Warehouse
6. Hastings
7. Yesterday's
8. Harmony House
9. Discount Records
10. Half-Price

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

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

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

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

Best Video
Poison 13, "One Step Closer"

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

Worst Thing to Happen
Lots of clubs closed

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

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