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Best Concert By a Touring Artist
Neville Brothers (Liberty Lunch, 2/28)

2. Fela (Coliseum, 11/12)
3. R.E.M. (Coliseum, 9/18)
4. Charlie Sexton (Austin Opera House, 5/17)
5. Public Image Ltd. (Coliseum, 7/12)
6. Huey Lewis and the News (Erwin Center, 9/27)
7. Dream Syndicate (Continental, 8/28)
8. The Cure (Coliseum, 5/22)
9. Van Halen (Erwin Center, 10/4)
10. Husker Du (Liberty Lunch, 5/4)

Best Concert Poster
Nels Jacobson/Jagmo (Fela)

2. Guy Juke (Joe Ely)
3. Guy Juke (Chronicle's '86 Awards)
4. Nels Jacobson/Jagmo (Eric Johnson NYE)
5. Nels Jacobson/Jagmo (New Order)

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

2. Continental Club
3. Steamboat
4. Cave Club
5. Antone's
6. Back Room
7. Austin Opera House
8. Alley Oop's
9. Black Cat Lounge
10. Cactus Cafe
11. Hole in the Wall
12. Texadelphia

Best Local Music TV Show
Austin City Limits

2. VidEot's Choice
3. MTV
4. ACTV
5. 120 Minutes
6. The Rocket Bob Show
7. The Cutting Edge
8. Citizens Live

Best Music Store
Strait Music Co.

2. Heart of Texas Music
3. Danny's Guitar Shop
4. Lightning Music and Sound
5. Tommy's Drum Shop
6. Guitar Resurrection
7. Alpha Music Center
8. Austin City Music

Best Music Writer
John T. Davis

2. Michael Corcoran
3. Ed Ward
4. Luke Torn
5. Jody Denberg
6. Michael Point
7. L.E. McCullough
8. Pat Blashill
9. Jay Trachtenberg
10. Louis Black

Best Radio Station
KUT-FM

2. Z-102
3. KLBJ
4. K-98
5. Key-103
6. KAZI
7. KBTS
8. KVET
9. KASE

Best Record Producer
Spot

2. Mark Hallman
3. Keith Ayres
4. Joe Ely
5. Antone's Records
6. Dave Edmunds
7. Vince McGarry
8. Kevin Sorrels
9. Jim Yanaway
10. John Logan

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

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

Best Thing to Happen
National recognition

2. Fabulous Thunderbirds
3. Timbuk 3
4. Cave Club opened
5. Z-102
6. Drinking age raised to 21
7. Liberty Lunch stayed open
8. Club Iguana stopped
9. Black Cat Lounge
10. It survived
11. Farm Aid II

Best Video
Timbuk3, "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"

2. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "Tuff Enuff"
3. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "Don't Mess with Texas"
4. Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Superstition"
5. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "Wrap It Up"
6. ZZ Top, "Velcro Fly"
7. Timbuk3, "Life Is Hard"
8. Charlie Sexton, "Hold Me"
9. True Believers, "Hard Road"
10. Rhythm Rats/Daniel Johnston, "December Blues"

What Would You Most Like to See Happen to Austin Music in 1987?
More new clubs

2. More money
3. Radio play for local records
4. Better radio
5. More adventurous radio
6. More support for live music
7. Lower drinking age
8. Better media coverage
9. More recording contracts
10. Earlier starting times
11. More jazz
12. A mid-sized central venue

Worst Thing to Happen
Drinking age raised to 21

2. The Beach and the South Bank closed
3. Clubs closing in general
4. Phillippe LaVere left KUT
5. Michael Corcoran
6. Radio
7. The economy
8. Clifford Antone didn't come home
9. Timbuk 3
10. KTXZ's format change

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