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

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

Best Concert Poster
Guy Juke: Jay Aaron at Steamboat

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

Best DJ
Jody Denberg (KLBJ)

2. Larry Monroe (KUT-FM)
3. Paul Ray (KUT-FM)
4. Phillippe LaVere (KUT-FM)
5. Rocket Bob Moore and Sammy Allred (KTXZ)
6. Clark Ryan (KLBJ)
7. Sky (KLBJ)
8. Brad First (Club Iguana)
9. Dan Del Santo (KUT-FM)
10. Ed Mayberry (KLBJ)
11. J.R. (K-98)
12. John Aielli (KUT-FM)
13. no such thing
14. Jimmy Remington (Boathouse)
15. Richard Luckett (Status Quo Club)

Best Live Music Venue
Liberty Lunch

2. Continental Club
3. Steamboat
4. Antone's
5. Austin Opera House
6. South Bank Bistro
7. Beach Cabaret
8. Back Room
9. Cactus Cafe
10. Symphony Square

Best Music Store
Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music

2. Strait Music Company
3. Tommy's Drum Shop
4. Danny's Guitar Shop
5. Lightning Music and Sound
6. Guitar Resurrection
7. Alpha Music Center
8. South Austin Music
9. Musical Exchange
10. J.R. Reed

Best Music Writer
John T. Davis

2. Michael Corcoran
3. Ed Ward
4. no such thing
5. Michael Point
6. Jody Denberg
7. Michael T. Lyttle
8. Richard Dorsett
9. Jay Trachtenberg
10. L.E. McCullough
11. Margaret Moser
12. Jeff Whittington
13. Chris Walters
14. Louis Black
15. Brent Grulke

Best Radio Station
KUT 90.5FM

2. KLBJ-FM
3. KAZI-FM
4. KTXZ
5. K-98 (KHFI-FM)
6. no such thing
7. KNOW
8. KMFA
9. KASE
10. KOKE

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

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

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

2. Record Exchange
3. Sound Warehouse
4. Inner Sanctum
5. Yesterdays
6. Hastings
7. Half-Price
8. Harmony House

Best Thing to Happen
National Recognition

2. Liberty Lunch survived
3. City powers acknowledged importance of music
4. South Bank Bistro
5. Black Cat Lounge
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
7. Nothing
8. Antone's 10th Anniversary
9. Michael Corcoran
10. Austin Chronicle
11. Back Room was expanded
12. Charlie Sexton
13. Woodshock
14. Big Guitars Grammy nomination
15. Texas Music Commission

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

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Change It"
3. 14K, "Ring Christmas Bells"
4. Omar & the Howlers, "Border Girl"
5. ZZ Top, "Sleeping Bag"
6. Mike Alvarez, "The Night I Watched You Sleep"
7. Rhythm Rats, "Speeding Motorcycle"
8. Dino Lee, "Ultimately Bored"
9. Poison 13, "My Biggest Mistake"
10. True Believers, "Train Round the Bend"

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

2. More support
3. A medium-sized central venue
4. More money
5. More radio airplay of Austin bands
6. More national exposure
7. More diversity
8. More reggae and Third World music
9. More touring acts
10. More and better local press
11. Earlier show times
12. Less New Sincerity
13. Auditorium Shores concerts continue
14. City support for live music
15. Major local record company
16. Local bands on Austin City Limits
17. More promotion
18. More professionalism
19. More mastodons
20. No poll

Worst Thing to Happen
Michael Corcoran

2. Soap Creek closed
3. Pat Blashill
4. They took Clifford Antone away
5. KTXZ's Austin on the Air went off the air
6. Charlie Sexton's album
7. Music critics
8. Club Iguana
9. Club closing
10. Discos, fem bars, and copy band, especially on Sixth Street
11. Apathy
12. This poll

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