David Okamoto Ruckus Raisers: Texas Music Top 10 Of 2012 By David Okamoto • Dec 31, 2012 themusicslut.com David Okamoto takes his annual year-end look at the best music stemming from Texas, and once again, it's a mixed bag. David Okamoto: When Dallas Rocked With the annual South By Southwest Festival, Austin’s seen by many as the state’s musical focal point. Commentator David Okamoto remembers when that attention focused farther north. David Okamoto: Lou Ann Barton Austin’s club scene and the South by Southwest festival has helped make the city a focal point of music and social media. But commentator David Okamoto remembers an album from a Fort Worth singer that proved to be a sign of things to come. David Okamoto: Top Texas Music Of 2011 As usual, we close out the year with David Okamoto and his top ten choices for the best of music from Texas artists. This wasn't the year for veteran performers.