1987-1988Related Categories

Best Club DJ/Dance Club
Cave Club

West End
Broken Spoke
Club Islas
Philip Nitch (Back Room)
Phil Owen (Cave Club)
New West

Best Concert By a Touring Artist
Pink Floyd

Elvis Costello
Neville Brothers
John Hiatt
Tina Turner
Roger Waters
King Sunny Ade
Guadalcanal Diary
Husker Du
Los Lobos
George Strait
Robert Cray
K.D. Lang
Level 42
Fleetwood Mac
Chris Isaak

Best Concert Poster
Guy Juke: Austin Music Awards, 1986-87

Nels Jacobson: Texas-USSR Musicians Exchange
Frank Kozik: Butthole Surfers at the Cave Club
Frank Kozik: Poison 13 at the Texas Tavern
Frank Kozik: Scratch Acid at the Cave Club

Best Live Music Venue
Liberty Lunch

Back Room
Austin Opera House
Hole in the Wall
Big Mamou
Black Cat Lounge
Erwin Center
Paramount Theatre
Continental Club
Cave Club
Auditorium Shores
Cactus Club
Kevy J's

Best Local Music TV Show
Austin City Limits

VidEot's Choice
Citizens Live
120 Minutes
Night Flight
Green Fungus
Texas Music Show
Hank Sinatra Presents

Best Music Store

Heart of Texas Music
Danny's Guitar Shop
Lightning Music and Sound
Music Exchange
Tommy's Drum Shop
Austin City Music
South Austin Music

Best Music Writer
Michael Corcoran

John T. Davis
no such thing
Jody Denberg
Ed Ward
Luke Torn
L.E. McCollough
Michael Point
Casey Monahan

Best Radio DJ
Jody Denberg

Paul Ray
Kevin Connor
Larry Monroe
no such thing
Sammy Allred
John Aielli
Jay Trachtenberg
David Obermann
C.K. Carman
Peggy Simmons

Best Radio Station
90.5 KUT FM

102.3 KPEZ
91.7 KLBJ FM
no such thing
88.7 KAZI FM
98.5 The Fox FM
93.3 B-93 FM
1300 KVET FM
98.3 KHFI FM

Best Record Producer
Joe Ely

Brian Beattie
Keith Ayres
Mark Hallman
Richard Mullen
Jim Yanaway
Don Dixon
Andy Bugg
Renee Morrison

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

Sound Warehouse
Sound Exchange
Antone's Records
Harmony House
Inner Sanctum
Half Price

Best Thing to Happen
South By Southwest

National recognition
Big Mamou
Local music on radio
Texas-USSR Musicians' Exchange
Liberty Lunch stayed open
Student Radio Task Force
Continental Club reopened
Major label signings
It survived
Antone's/Antone's West
Kevy J's
More creativity
Dong Huong

Best Video
Omar & the Howlers, "Hard Times in the Land of Plenty"

LeRoi Brothers, "Chain of Love"
Timbuk 3, "All I Want for Christmas"

What Would You Most Like to See Happen to Austin Music in 1988?
More new clubs

More money
Armadillo World HQ or something like it
More national recognition
Alternative radio
More local music on radio
KTSB student radio
More touring acts
More country
Earlier showtimes
Major label signings
More originality
More city support
Bigger audiences
More jazz

Worst Thing to Happen
Continental Club closed

Clubs closing in general
The economy
Higher drinking age
John T. Davis fired from Statesman
Hot Number
Cave Club closed
Cover bands
Audience apathy
City regulations hassling clubs
Flying Circus closed
Texadelphia closed
Music critics
Cutbacks at UT Arts Complex

Best Texas Recordings
Best Austin Musicians
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