Here's the exact moment Austin became a cool place
The city of Austin, Texas is now considered the hippest place in America to be a musician as aspiring artists congregate from all across the nation to be a part of the college life and South by Southwest Experience. I would declare that Austin was already cool in the ‘80s with the beats of resident Patrick Keel with his new wave band The Pool and the 1983 video for Dance It Down.
Dance It Down was only a regional hit, but the video has the styles, the beat, bongos and one big boom box that is representative of everything great about early ‘80s videos. While Keel sings the praises of Austin in Dance it Down, he would eventually move from the Texas state capital and now resides upstate where he teaches Music Business classes in Irving, just outside Dallas.