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Best Concert By a Touring Artist
Bob Dylan/ Ian Moore, Austin Music Hall

Jimmie Vaughan/Eric Clapton, Austin Music Hall
Meters/John Hiatt, Liberty Lunch
Chris Isaak, Austin Music Hall
KGSR Anniversary Party, KLRU Studios
Joan Osborne, Continental
Tie: The Cramps, Liberty Lunch; Van Halen, Southpark Meadows; Alanis Morissette, Liberty Lunch; L7, Emo's; Pearl Jam/Ramones, Southpark Meadows; REM, Southpark Meadows; Bjork, Liberty Lunch

Best Concert Poster
Ian Moore, New Year's Eve

101Xmas Bash
KGSR anniversary
Any Emo's
Austin Acoustic Music Festival
Club Chi-Wa-Wa Halloween
Diamond Smugglers Xmas Show
Uranium Savages Anniversary
Jimmie Vaughan, New Year's Eve
Antone's 20th Anniversary

Best Cover Art
Dudley & Bob, Public Enema #1

Stevie Ray Vaughan Greatest Hits (Epic)
Ian Moore, Modern Day Folklore (Capricorn)
Guy Forsyth, Needlegun (Antone's)
Wayne Hancock, Thunderstorms & Neon Signs (DejaDisc)
Joe Ely, Letter to Laredo (MCA)
Austin Lounge Lizards, Small Minds (Watermelon)
Wannabes, Popsucker (DejaDisc)
Tie: Sixteen Deluxe, Backfeedmagnetbabe (Trance); Sue Foley, Big City Blues (Antone's); Dangerous Toys, The Artists Formerly Known as Dangerous Toys (DMZ)

Best Dance Club

Club Chi-Wa-Wa
Area 52
Oilcan Harry's
Broken Spoke

Best Instrument/Equipment Store
Strait Music Co.

Heart of Texas
South Austin Music
Tommy's Drum Shop
Music Makers
Guitar Resurrection
Music Exchange
One World
Tie: Workhorse/Rock & Roll Rentals

Best Live Music Venue
Continental Club

Austin Music Hall
Liberty Lunch
Electric Lounge
La Zona Rosa
Cactus Cafe
Hole in the Wall
Black Cat
Top of the Marc
White Rabbit
Blue Flamingo

Best Local Music TV Show
Austin City Limits, PBS

Check This Action, AMN
CapZeyeZ, ACTV
Any show on the Austin Music Network
Virtual Noise, ACTV
Segway City, ACTV, AMN
Raw Time, ACTV
Remote Generation, ACTV
New Vids, AMN
TexMix, AMN

Best Music Writer
Andy Langer

Tie: Don McLeese/Ken Lieck
Margaret Moser
Michael Corcoran
Chris Gray
John T. Davis
Raoul Hernandez
John Conquest
Mindy LaBernz
Greg Beets
Michael Point
Tim Stegall
Jason Cohen
Rob Patterson

Best New Club
Hang 'em High Saloon

Cedar Street
Voodoo Lounge
White Rabbit
Casino el Camino
Area 52
Quack's Up
Hank's Roadhouse

Best Radio DJ
Johnny Walker, KLBJ

Jody Denberg, KGSR
Dale Dudley, KLBJ
Paul Ray, KUT
Brian Beck, KGSR
John Aielli, KUT
Rachel, 101X
Larry Monroe, KUT
Rolee Rios, KGSR
Bob Fonseca, KLBJ
Gibby Haynes, 101X
Melody Lee, KNNC
Gary Dickerson, KVRX
Loris Lowe, KLBJ
Rod Moag, KOOP
Eric Leikem, KLBJ
Debra Cole, KLBJ
Ray Dog, 101X
Andy Langer, KUT/101X
Paul Odenkirk, KOOP

Best Radio Program
Dudley & Bob with Debra, KLBJ

Twine Time, KUT/Paul Ray
Folkways, KUT
Eklektikos, KUT/John Aeilli
House of Phat Beats, KVRX
Sammy & Bob, KVET
Gibby, 101X
Morning X, 101X
5:01 Blues, KGSR/Jody Denberg
Blue Monday, KUT/Larry Monroe

Best Radio Station
KGSR 107.1 FM

KUT 90.5 FM
KVRX 91.7 FM
KOOP 91.7 FM
KNNC 107.7 FM
KAJZ 93.3 FM
KAZI 88.7

Best Record Producer
John Croslin, Popsucker, Wannabes

Bob Fonseca & Dale Dudley, Public Enema #1
Lloyd Maines, Letter to Laredo, Joe Ely
Steve Wertheimer
Stephen Bruton, Big City Blues, Sue Foley
Jody Denberg, KGSR Broadcasts
Dave McNair
Mas Palermo, Here I Am, Monte Warden
Brian Beattie, What the Nothinghead Said, Sincola
Bob Mould, Stellar Sonic, Starfish

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

Sound Exchange
33 Degrees
Alien Records
Duval Discs

Best Thing to Happen

Better music, bands, roadshows
National recognition like Flaco's Grammy
Austin Music Network
South by Southwest
Earlier and non-smoking shows
New venues like La Zona Rosa and Austin Music Hall
Corky lives in Dallas/Don McLeese retired [Ed. Note: We know this isn't true, but that's what they said]
New country bands like Dale, Derailers, Wayne
City getting better about restrictions

Best Thing to Happen
More non-smoking/earlier shows

More music
Cheaper shows/ticket prices
Better pay for bands
More roadshows
More clubs
SXSW brings in more local acts
Austin Music Network 24 hours
More local labels
Tie: Ban/dump/run Corky out of town
Enforcement of scalping laws

Best Video
Tie: Barline 99, Ian Moore, Dir: Tara Veneruso/Junior Brown, Dir: Roger

Happy Feet 81/2 Souvenirs, D: Jack Hazzard
Everyone Will Crawl, Charlie Sexton, D: Morgan Lawley
Lay Down Sally, Asleep At the Wheel, D: Mark Shuman
Idea, Sixteen Deluxe, D: Wally Rowell
Levelland, James McMurtry, D: uncredited
Bitch, Sincola, D: Hyde Fontenot
Blame, Prescott Curlywolf D: Mark Shuman
Tie: South of Round Rock, Dale Watson, D: Brent Carpenter
Chlamydia Is Not A Flower, Crust, D: Nick Smith

Worst Thing to Happen
Clubs closing: Chicago House, Outhouse

City regulations: sound, parking
Deaths of local musicians: Sims Ellison, Erbie Bowser, Ural DeWitty, Briz, Dr. Hepcat
Changing club scene
Not enough early/NS shows
Michael Corcoran returned
Sixth Street
Poster police
Low pay for bands

Best of the Year
Hall of Fame
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