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Best Concert By a Touring Artist
Tina Turner (Erwin Center, 11/2)

Sting (Erwin Center, 10/29)
Los Lobos (Steamboat, 2/4-5)
James Brown (Opera House, 11/30)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (Liberty Lunch, 12/12)
Neville Brothers (Liberty Lunch, 10/18)
Ebeneezer Obey (Liberty Lunch, 9/27)
Squeeze/Hooters (Coliseum, 9/19)
REM (Opera House, 8/1)
10,000 Maniacs (Liberty Lunch, 10/25)
Dire Straits (Coliseum, 8/15)
Jonathan Richman (Liberty Lunch, 9/1)
Julian Lennon (Palmer Auditorium, 3/25)
Burning Spear (Liberty Lunch, 4/17)
Tears for Fears (Coliseum, 9/11)
Dead Kennedys (Ritz, 12/8)
Beach Boys (Auditorium Shores, 9/29)
Prince (Erwin Center, 1/29-30)
Byrds (Steamboat, 4/30)

Best Concert Poster
Guy Juke: Jay Aaron at Steamboat

Nels Jacobson: Squeeze
Danny Garrett: Antone's 10th Anniversary
Guy Juke: '84/'85 Music Awards
Rollo Banks: Dino Lee at the Back Room
Steve Stokes: Chlorine
Guy Juke: Bubble Puppy
Nels Jacobson: Billy Bragg

Best DJ
Jody Denberg (KLBJ)

Larry Monroe (KUT-FM)
Paul Ray (KUT-FM)
Phillippe LaVere (KUT-FM)
Rocket Bob Moore and Sammy Allred (KTXZ)
Clark Ryan (KLBJ)
Sky (KLBJ)
Brad First (Club Iguana)
Dan Del Santo (KUT-FM)
Ed Mayberry (KLBJ)
J.R. (K-98)
John Aielli (KUT-FM)
no such thing
Jimmy Remington (Boathouse)
Richard Luckett (Status Quo Club)

Best Live Music Venue
Liberty Lunch

Continental Club
Austin Opera House
South Bank Bistro
Beach Cabaret
Back Room
Cactus Cafe
Symphony Square

Best Music Store
Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music

Strait Music Company
Tommy's Drum Shop
Danny's Guitar Shop
Lightning Music and Sound
Guitar Resurrection
Alpha Music Center
South Austin Music
Musical Exchange
J.R. Reed

Best Music Writer
John T. Davis

Michael Corcoran
Ed Ward
no such thing
Michael Point
Jody Denberg
Michael T. Lyttle
Richard Dorsett
Jay Trachtenberg
L.E. McCullough
Margaret Moser
Jeff Whittington
Chris Walters
Louis Black
Brent Grulke

Best Radio Station
KUT 90.5FM

K-98 (KHFI-FM)
no such thing

Best Record Producer
Vince McGarry (Big Guitars, Bad Sign, LeRois, Tex Thomas, Commandos)

Craig Hillis (Christmas Collection, Steve Fromholz)
Richard Mullen (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
John Viehweg (Zeitgeist)
Patrick Keel (The Pool, Randy Franklin)
Spot (Big Boys, Offenders, Tailgators)
Steve Mendell (Bobby Mack, Gwen Newsome)
Chris Gates (Poison 13, Doctors' Mob)
Joe Gracey (Kimmie Rhodes, Jon Emery, Butch Hancock)
Dino Lee
Kerry Crafton (Roky Erickson)
Dan Del Santo
Andy Murphy (Chalres Kirkley)
Mike Alvarez
Mark Hallman (Cry Wolf)

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

Record Exchange
Sound Warehouse
Inner Sanctum
Harmony House

Best Thing to Happen
National Recognition

Liberty Lunch survived
City powers acknowledged importance of music
South Bank Bistro
Black Cat Lounge
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Antone's 10th Anniversary
Michael Corcoran
Austin Chronicle
Back Room was expanded
Charlie Sexton
Big Guitars Grammy nomination
Texas Music Commission

Best Video
Charlie Sexton, "Beat's So Lonely"

Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Change It"
14K, "Ring Christmas Bells"
Omar & the Howlers, "Border Girl"
ZZ Top, "Sleeping Bag"
Mike Alvarez, "The Night I Watched You Sleep"
Rhythm Rats, "Speeding Motorcycle"
Dino Lee, "Ultimately Bored"
Poison 13, "My Biggest Mistake"
True Believers, "Train Round the Bend"

What Would You Most Like to See Happen to Austin Music in 1986?
More clubs featuring original music

More support
A medium-sized central venue
More money
More radio airplay of Austin bands
More national exposure
More diversity
More reggae and Third World music
More touring acts
More and better local press
Earlier show times
Less New Sincerity
Auditorium Shores concerts continue
City support for live music
Major local record company
Local bands on Austin City Limits
More promotion
More professionalism
More mastodons
No poll

Worst Thing to Happen
Michael Corcoran

Soap Creek closed
Pat Blashill
They took Clifford Antone away
KTXZ's Austin on the Air went off the air
Charlie Sexton's album
Music critics
Club Iguana
Club closing
Discos, fem bars, and copy band, especially on Sixth Street
This poll

Best Texas Recordings
Best Performing Bands
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