1996-1997Related Categories

Best Club DJ/Dance Club

2. Area 52
3. Club Chi-Wa-Wa
4. Oilcan Harry's
5. Broken Spoke
6. Roxy
7. Bob Popular
8. Eden 2000
9. Nasty's
10. Abratto's

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

2. Soundgarden, Austin Music Hall
3. Beck, Austin Music Hall
4. Maceo Parker, Antone's
5. Tie: Sting, Southpark Meadows/Kiss, Erwin Center
6. Tie: Medeski, Martin & Wood, White Rabbit/Lyle Lovett, Paramount
7. Tie: G3, Backyard/Southern Culture on the Skids, Liberty Lunch/Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Erwin Center

Best Concert Poster
Danny Garrett: Antone's Anniversary

2. Billy Perkins: Robert Earl Keen, Austin Music Hall
3. Strobelight Release: KVRX Cooking
4. Craig Oelrich: Festival de la Luna
5. Maceo Parker, Antone's
6. Terri Lord, any Sincola poster
7. Bob Schneider: any Scabs poster
8. Carnaval 1996
9. Townes Van Zandt, Cactus
10. Tie: Billy Perkins: Walter Hyatt Tribute/KGSR Xmas

Best Cover Art
Sun McCoglin, Sharon Dang, Brad McCormick: KRVX Various Artists, Cooking by Strobelight

2. Butthole Surfers, Electric Larryland
3. Shawn Colvin, A Few Small Repairs, Asylum Street Spankers, Spanks for the Memories
4. Eric Johnson, Venus Isle
5. Storyville, Piece of My Soul
6. Sons of Hercules, Hits for the Misses
7. Various Artists, Do Me Baby! Austin Does Prince
8. Lisa Tingle, In the Water
9. Pork, Slop

Best Live Music Venue
Tie: Steamboat/Liberty Lunch

2. Continental Club
3. Austin Music Hall
4. Electric Lounge
5. Stubb's
6. Backyard
7. Cactus Cafe
8. Hole in the Wall
9. Broken Spoke
10. La Zona Rosa
11. Blue Flamingo
12. Antone's
13. Black Cat
14. Back Room
15. Elephant Room
16. Ritz
17. Waterloo Ice House
18. Blondie's
19. Victory Grill

Best Local Music TV Show
Austin City Limits, KLRU Channel 9

2. CapZeyez, ACAC Ch 10
3. Check This Action, AMN Ch 15
4. Any Austin Music Network Show, Ch 15
5. XTV, ACAC Ch 10
6. Virtual Noise, ACAC Ch 10
7. , ACAC Ch 10
8. Raw Time, ACAC Ch 10
9. New Vids on the Block, AMN Ch 15
10. Tex mix, AMN Ch 15

Best Music Store
Strait Music Co.

2. MusicMakers
3. Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas
4. South Austin Music
5. Tommy's Drum Shop
6. Workhorse
7. Musical Exchange
8. One World Music
9. Guitar Resurrection
10. Tie: Drum Connection/Rock & Roll Rentals

Best Music Writer
Tie: Andy Langer/Michael Corcoran

2. Chris Reimenschneider
3. Don McLeese
4. Margaret Moser
5. John T. Davis
6. Raoul Hernandez
7. Tie: Ken Lieck/Christopher Gray
8. Michael Point

Andy Langer, The Austin Chronicle, 4000 N. I-35, 512/454-5766,

Michael Corcoran

Best New Club

2. Iron Cactus
3. Bob Popular
4. Ritz Upstairs
5. Blondie's
6. B-Side
7. Victory Grill
8. Split Rail
9. Threadgill's World Headquarters
10. Area 52

Best Radio DJ
Johnny Walker, KLBJ-FM

2. Jody Denberg, KGSR-FM
3. Dale Dudley, KLBJ-FM
4. Tie: Rachel Marisay, 101X/Chris Mosser, KLBJ-FM
5. Tie: Larry Monroe, KUT-FM/L.A. Lloyd, 101X
6. The Whipping Boy, 101X
7. Bryan Beck, KGSR-FM
8. John Aielli, KUT-FM
9. Peg Zarse, KLBJ-FM
10. Kevin Connor, KGSR-FM
11. Sara Trexler, 101X
12. Paul Ray, KUT-FM
13. Gary Dickerson, KVRX/Odekirk & Truong, KOOP

Johnny Walker, KLBJ 93.7FM, 8309 N. I-35, 512/832-4000,

Best Radio Program
Dudley & Bob with Debra, KLBJ-FM

2. Eklektikos, John Aielli, KUT-FM
3. Orville Glockmeyer's Banana, Paul Odekirk & Tony Truong, KOOP-FM
4. Flashback Lunch, Rachel Marisay/Sara Trexler, KROX-FM
5. Howard Stern, KJFK-FM
6. House of Phat Beats, Les Jacobs & Kari Orr, KRVX-FM
7. Lone Star State of Mind, Kevin Connor, KGSR-FM
8. Next Big Thing, Andy Langer, KROX
9. Local Licks, Loris Lowe, KLBJ-FM
10. Stump the Studs, Whipping Boy with Toby, Bill & James, KROX-FM
11. Twine Time, Paul Ray, KUT-FM
12. Local Live, KVRX-FM
13. Blue Monday, Larry Monroe, KUT-FM
14. Folkways, Ed Miller, Sue Fawvwr, Don Foster, KUT-FM
15. Country, Swing & Rockabilly Jamboree, Rod Moag, KOOP-FM
16. Garage Show, Scott Gardner, KOOP-FM
17. Lounge Show, Jay Robillard, KOOP-FM
18. Johnny Walker, KLBJ-FM
19. Live Set, Larry Monroe, KUT-FM
20. 501 Blues, Jody Denberg, KGSR-FM

Best Radio Station
KLBJ-FM 93.7

2. KGSR-FM, 107.1
3. KROX-FM, 101.5
4. KVRX-FM, 91.7
5. KOOP-FM, 91.7
6. KUT-FM, 90.5
7. KASE-FM, 100.7
8. KNNC-FM, 107.7
9. KVET-AM, 1300
10. KAZI-FM, 88.7

Best Record Producer
John Croslin, Spoon, Telefono

2. Stephen Bruton, Alejandro Escovedo, With These Hands
3. Carl Thiel, Lisa Tingle, In the Water
4. Lloyd Maines, Terry Allen, Human Remains
5. David McNair, Prescott Curlywolf
6. Paul Leary, Butthole Surfers, Electric Larryland
7. Mike Stewart, The Gourds, Dem's Good Beeble
8. Tim Kerr, Lord High Fixers
9. Steve Wertheimer
10. Craig Ross, Dead Spy Report

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

2. Tower
3. Sound Exchange
4. Tie: MusicMania/33 Degrees
5. ABCDs
6. Antone's
7. Blockbuster
8. Duval Discs
9. Tie: Encore/Local Flavor

Best Thing to Happen
Cheaper cover at clubs and lower ticket prices at concerts

2. Better audience support for local bands
3. Earlier shows/no smoking shows
4. More good country
5. More jazz
6. More clubs
7. More outdoor shows
8. More all-ages events
9. Smaller venues/Acoustic venues

Best Thing to Happen
Stubb's opened

2. Butthole Surfers got famous
3. One World Music Festival
5. More recognition for Austin artists
6. Austin Music Network went 24 hours
8. La Zona Rosa came back
9. Soulhat reunion
10. Threadgill's new location

Best Video
Pepper, Butthole Surfers, D:Gavin Bowden

2. Vulcan Death Grip, Ugly Americans, Kerry Brown
3. Bootleg, Ian Moore
4. Barf Baby, Fuckemos, Matthew Richardson
5. One Hit Wonder, Sincola
6. One More Thing, Lucky Strikes
7. Spittin' Fire, Sons of Hercules
8. She's Just Killing Me, ZZ Top
9. Runaround, Starfish
10. Not Turning Off, Spoon

Worst Thing to Happen
Deaths of Townes Van Zandt, Walter Hyatt

2. City regulations/police harassment of musicians
3. Sixth Street: Too violent, drunken, noisy, and overcrowded
5. Clubs Closing: White Rabbit, Split Rail
6. Music industry woes and how they affect Austin
7. Ed Hall broke up
8. Z-Rock changed format
9. Michael Corcoran
10. Shows start too late

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