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1988-1989Best Performing Bands

Best Avant-Garde
Glass Eye

2. Poi Dog Pondering
3. Shoulders
4. Ed Hall
5. Therapy Sisters
6. Timbuk 3
7. Butthole Surfers
8. Two Nice Girls
9. Miracle Room
10. Hearts & Minds

Best Blues
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

2. Mannish Boys
3. Angela Strehli
4. Marcia Ball
5. Omar & the Howlers
6. The Antones
7. W.C. Clark
8. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
9. Lou Ann Barton
10. Solid Senders

Best Country
The Wagoneers

2. Asleep at the Wheel
3. Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys
4. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
5. Al Dressen's Super Swing Revue
6. Darden Smith
7. Teddy and the Tall Tops
8. Tony Perez
9. Lyle Lovett
10. Rosie Flores

Best Folk
Darden Smith

2. Celtic Stone
3. Butch Hancock
4. Alison Rogers
5. Two Nice Girls
6. Jimmy LaFave
7. Nanci Griffith
8. Hudson & Franke
9. Michelle Shocked
10. Linden Sherwin

Best Funk
Bad Mutha Goose & the Brothers Grimm

2. Trik-Trax
3. Bizness
4. Do Dat
5. Extreme Heat
6. Slackface
7. Junior Medlow and the Bad Boys
8. Porsche

Best Jazz
Chris Duarte & Justus

2. Tomas Ramirez
3. Suzi Stern
4. Hearts & Minds
5. The Brew
6. Blue Mist
7. Beto y los Fairlanes
8. Alex Coke
9. Eric Johnson
10. Tony Campise
11. Kirk Whalum
12. The Stream

Best Latin
Quizumba

2. Beto y Los Fairlanes
3. Ruben Ramos and the Texas Revolution
4. Toqui Amaru
5. Joe "King" Carrasco
6. Flaco Jimenez
7. Little Joe y La Familia
8. Texana Dames
9. Suzanna Sharpe
10. Salsa

Best Metal/Hardcore
Raging Saint

2. Band From Hell
3. Dangerous Toys
4. Onyxx
5. Ed Hall
6. Agony Column
7. Butthole Surfers
8. Jackhammer
9. Hickoids
10. Lance Keltner

Best New Music
Poi Dog Pondering

2. WayOuts
3. Grains of Faith
4. Glass Eye
5. Chromatics
6. i2i
7. I-Tex
8. Two Nice Girls
9. The Reivers
10. Timbuk 3

Best None of the Above
Austin Lounge Lizards

2. 3 Balls of Fire
3. Tex Thomas and His Danglin' Wranglers
4. Shoulders
5. Dan Del Santo
6. Zydeco Ranch
7. Poi Dog Pondering
8. Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones
9. Barnburners
10. Safer Rhodes Band

Best Pop
Timbuk 3

2. Javelin Boot
3. Reivers
4. Poi Dog Pondering
5. People's Choice
6. Grains of Faith
7. Water the Dog
8. Gina Fobia
9. Glass Eye
10. Duck Soup
11. Slash Cowboy
12. Pictures

Best Reggae
Michael E. Johnson and the Killer Bees

2. I-Tex
3. Spy vs. Spy
4. Pulsations
5. Steel Power
6. Dan Del Santo

Best Rock
Joe Ely

2. Raging Saint
3. Wild Seeds
4. Javelin Boot
5. Omar & the Howlers
6. True Believers
7. WayOuts
8. Ed Hall
9. Water the Dog
10. Timbuk 3
11. Eric Johnson

Best Roots Rock
Two Hoots & a Holler

2. Tailgators
3. Neptunes
4. LeRoi Brothers
5. Joe Ely
6. Teddy and the Tall Tops
7. Evan Johns
8. Roman Candles
9. Bill Carter and the Blame
10. Omar and the Howlers

Best Soul
W.C. Clark

2. Junior Medlow and the Bad Boys
3. Toby Anderson
4. Bizness
5. Trik-Trax
6. Extreme Heat
7. Angela Strehli
8. Blue Mist
9. Chill Factor
10. Stick People

Best Texas Recordings
Best Austin Musicians
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