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Best Club DJ/Dance Club
Paradox

Area 52
Club Chi-Wa-Wa
Oilcan Harry's
Broken Spoke
Roxy
Bob Popular
Eden 2000
Nasty's
Abratto's

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

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

Best Concert Poster
Danny Garrett: Antone's Anniversary

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

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

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

Best Live Music Venue
Tie: Steamboat/Liberty Lunch

Continental Club
Austin Music Hall
Electric Lounge
Stubb's
Backyard
Cactus Cafe
Hole in the Wall
Broken Spoke
La Zona Rosa
Blue Flamingo
Antone's
Black Cat
Back Room
Elephant Room
Ritz
Waterloo Ice House
Blondie's
Victory Grill

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

CapZeyez, ACAC Ch 10
Check This Action, AMN Ch 15
Any Austin Music Network Show, Ch 15
XTV, ACAC Ch 10
Virtual Noise, ACAC Ch 10
, ACAC Ch 10
Raw Time, ACAC Ch 10
New Vids on the Block, AMN Ch 15
Tex mix, AMN Ch 15

Best Music Store
Strait Music Co.

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

Best Music Writer
Tie: Andy Langer/Michael Corcoran

Chris Reimenschneider
Don McLeese
Margaret Moser
John T. Davis
Raoul Hernandez
Tie: Ken Lieck/Christopher Gray
Michael Point

Best New Club
Stubb's

Iron Cactus
Bob Popular
Ritz Upstairs
Blondie's
B-Side
Victory Grill
Split Rail
Threadgill's World Headquarters
Area 52

Best Radio DJ
Johnny Walker, KLBJ-FM

Jody Denberg, KGSR-FM
Dale Dudley, KLBJ-FM
Tie: Rachel Marisay, 101X/Chris Mosser, KLBJ-FM
Tie: Larry Monroe, KUT-FM/L.A. Lloyd, 101X
The Whipping Boy, 101X
Bryan Beck, KGSR-FM
John Aielli, KUT-FM
Peg Zarse, KLBJ-FM
Kevin Connor, KGSR-FM
Sara Trexler, 101X
Paul Ray, KUT-FM
Gary Dickerson, KVRX/Odekirk & Truong, KOOP

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

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

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

Best Radio Station
KLBJ-FM 93.7

KGSR-FM, 107.1
KROX-FM, 101.5
KVRX-FM, 91.7
KOOP-FM, 91.7
KUT-FM, 90.5
KASE-FM, 100.7
KNNC-FM, 107.7
KVET-AM, 1300
KAZI-FM, 88.7

Best Record Producer
John Croslin, Spoon, Telefono

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

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

Tower
Sound Exchange
Tie: MusicMania/33 Degrees
ABCDs
Antone's
Blockbuster
Duval Discs
Tie: Encore/Local Flavor

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

Better audience support for local bands
Earlier shows/no smoking shows
More good country
More jazz
More clubs
More outdoor shows
More all-ages events
Smaller venues/Acoustic venues

Best Thing to Happen
Stubb's opened

Butthole Surfers got famous
One World Music Festival
SXSW
More recognition for Austin artists
Austin Music Network went 24 hours
KVRX/KOOP
La Zona Rosa came back
Soulhat reunion
Threadgill's new location

Best Video
Pepper, Butthole Surfers, D:Gavin Bowden

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

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

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

Best Austin Musicians
Hall of Fame
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