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1987-1988Best Performing Bands

Best Avant-Garde
Glass Eye

2. Miracle Room
3. Butthole Surfers
4. Two Nice Girls
5. Guardez Lou
6. Lifeseyes
7. Timbuk 3
8. Shoulders
9. Lucky Tailors
10. Ed Hall

Best Blues
Angela Strehli Band

2. Omar & the Howlers
3. W.C. Clark Blues Revue
4. Lou Ann Barton
5. Marcia Ball Band
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
7. Junior Medlow & the Bad Boys
8. The Antones
9. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
10. Kathy & the Kilowatts
11. Bobby Mack & Night Train
12. Mannish Boys

Best Country
Asleep at the Wheel

2. Wagoneers
3. Erik Hokkanen & the Offbeats
4. Teddy & the Tall Tops
5. Willie Nelson
6. Tony Perez
7. Alvin Crow
8. Lyle Lovett
9. Jimmie Gilmore
10. Hickoids
11. People's Choice
12. Bluebonnet Plague

Best Cover Band
Texas Weather

2. Realtyme
3. 14K
4. Duck Soup
5. Doctors' Mob
6. Trik-Trax
7. Ro-Tel & the Hot Tomatoes
8. Torpedoes
9. Steinbergs

Best Folk
Darden Smith

2. Two Nice Girls
3. Nanci Griffith
4. Butch Hancock
5. Make Believers
6. Lyle Lovett
7. Lounge Lizards
8. Tim Henderson
9. Bobby Bridger
10. Julie Howard
11. Jimmy LaFave
12. Allen Damron

Best Funk
Bad Mutha Goose

2. Extreme Heat
3. Do Dat
4. Trik-Trax
5. Bizness
6. Slackface
7. Moving Parts
8. Elouise Burrell
9. Def MFs
10. Pressure

Best Jazz
Tomás Ramírez Tasmanian Devil

2. Mitch Watkins Group
3. Kirk Whalum & Group Session
4. Beto y los Fairlanes
5. No Compromise
6. Tony Campise
7. Trained Ants
8. Blue Mist
9. Joe Morales
10. Eric Johnson

Best Latin
Quizumba

2. Ruben Ramos
3. Beto y los Fairlanes
4. Little Joe y la Familia
5. Moving Force
6. Toqui Amaru
7. Dan del Santo
8. Alma \ Johnny Delgollado
9. Mariachi Estrella

Best Metal/Hardcore
Butthole Surfers

2. Doctors' Mob
3. Raging Saint
4. Agony Column
5. Dangerous Toys
6. Watchtower
7. Will and the Kill
8. Band From Hell
9. Onyxx
10. Van Wilks

Best New Music
The Reivers

2. Tanz Waffen
3. Conquest
4. WayOuts
5. Wild Seeds
6. Shoulders
7. Glass Eye
8. Enigma
9. Timbuk 3
10. Two Nice Girls

Best None of the Above
Austin Lounge Lizards

2. Will and the Kill
3. Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones
4. Dan del Santo
5. Dino Lee
6. Tex Thomas and the Danglin' Wranglers
7. Two Nice Girls
8. Butthole Surfers
9. Ro-Tel & the Hot Tomatoes
10. Shoulders

Best Pop
Timbuk 3

2. The Reivers
3. Gina Fobia and the Symptoms
4. Torpedoes
5. Wild Seeds
6. Extreme Heat
7. Zulu Time
8. Big Bam Boo
9. Year Zero
10. Hotcakes

Best Reggae
Killer Bees

2. I-Tex
3. Pressure
4. Steel Power
5. Dan Del Santo
6. Odd Wattage

Best Rock
The Joe Ely Band

2. True Believers
3. The Reivers
4. Omar & the Howlers
5. Will and the Kill
6. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
7. Van Wilks
8. Evan Johns & the H-Bombs
9. Eric Johnson
10. Raging Saint
11. Texas Instruments
12. LeRoi Brothers

Best Roots Rock
Teddy & the Tall Tops

2. Tycoons
3. Tail Gators
4. Two Hoots & a Holler
5. Joe Ely Band
6. Omar & the Howlers
7. Resistors
8. LeRoi Brothers
9. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
10. Bill Carter & the Blame

Best Soul
W.C. Clark Blues Revue

2. Junior Medlow & the Bad Boys
3. Elouise Burrell
4. Trik-Trax
5. Toby Anderson Band
6. Bizness
7. Blue Mist
8. Do Dat
9. Extreme Heat
10. Angela Strehli Band

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