Cody Jinks Cancels His Nacogdoches Show Following A “Threat Of Violence” & Kacey Musgraves Duets With Harry Styles And Maggie Rogers. Plus So Much More.

We as a North Texas community are still reeling from the shooting that happened in Greenville over the weekend, and the horrors have only exacerbated since an assailant shot and killed two people at — get this — a vigil for the initial shooting.

In making the profoundly egregious displays of violence even more cumbersome, Fort Worth native Cody Jinks had to abruptly cancel a Nacogdoches concert Saturday night due to what police considered a credible “threat of violence.”

Jinks took to Twitter to address the situation:

As if gun violence isn’t bad enough, police brutality has continued to subjugate and kill black Americans, and efforts in creating dialogue about the issue have been stymied for far too long. Case in point: Fort Worth-based gospel singer Kirk Franklin mentioned the murder of Atatiana Jefferson during an acceptance speech at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, and broadcaster Trinity Broadcasting Network censored all of it.

Said Franklin in an Instagram video: “I asked everyone in the audience and those viewing to join me in prayer for not only Atatiana’s family, including her 8-year-old nephew who witnessed the killing, but also for the family of the police officer. Last week, during the airing of the awards on the same network, again, that part of my speech was edited out.”

The GMA apologized in an official statement, which reads, “[W]e would like to publicly acknowledge that we are deeply apologetic for the missteps that happened relating to the editing of Kirk Franklin’s Dove Awards acceptance speech.  We accept the responsibility of our error. Although completely unintentional, we understand it caused great harm and deeply wounded many in the African American and Gospel community. As well, it left a general perception that we are not concerned with key social issues that affect people of color.  It is not our intent to disregard or silence any of our artists, and we are deeply saddened by this perception and are committed to change [sic] this.”

In far lighter news, the Chris Penn-produced film Live From the Astroturf, Alice Cooper is having its final DFW screening of 2019 at the first annual Cacophony! Cinematic Aural Revue Film Festival. The November 9 event will take place at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars and is co-presented by the Penn-owned Good Records. Penn’s curation in this event is rather noticeable, even beyond the presentation of his own film. One of his favorite bands, Brainiac, is the center of a documentary titled Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero, and it, too, will be part of the presentation. Other award-winning documentaries will be presented, including films about greats such as PJ Harvey, The Sonics and ZZ Top.

Speaking of awards, Erykah Badu joined a who’s-who of celebrities at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center in saluting her friend Dave Chappelle, as he was accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Ms. Badu, of course, performed at Sunday’s ceremony along with Common, Mos Def and John Legend.

Another hometown hero who has friends in high places is Kacey Musgraves, who performed her largest headline show ever Friday night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. It was a special occasion, and Musgraves made sure the crowd knew it, so she brought out none other than Harry Styles and later, Maggie Rogers. She performed a duet with the former on her Golden Hour track “Space Cowboy,” and one with the latter on a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Want to Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).”

Kacey, if you’re reading this, can you do us a solid and put on a show of this scale at American Airlines Center? Post Malone and Power Trip have both pulled some strings and put together some complete ragers that only hometown fans get to enjoy — why can’t you?

Posty, by the way, set a new record on the Billboard charts this week. His new full-length, Hollywood’s Bleeding, became the first 2019 album to reach No. 1 on the Hot 200 chart for four nonconsecutive weeks. An oddly specific record, sure, but three of those weeks were consecutive, and the last one was achieved after the album was dethroned by YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s (also known as NBA YoungBoy) AI YoungBoy 2.

Of course, there are even more fresh releases that are worth celebrating, including:

Lorelei K’s sophomore full-length Lightbender:

A new video for Maren Morris’ collaborative track with Hozier, “The Bones”:

Also, Dallas post-punk outfit Rosegarden Funeral Party has been churning up even more hype surrounding its new single “MARTYR”:

Red Dirt country act Southern Brave has a new video for a song titled “Yelling Freebird”:

Selena Gomez dropped not one, but two new videos – one for “Lose You to Love Me,” and another for “Look At Her Now”:

Death metal band Cleric has finally released its new album Serpent Psalms. Fans of Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel and other foundational acts of the genre should definitely take note:

Denton singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe has a new video for “Small Talk,” and it will satiate your Windows 98 nostalgia:

Prolific Dallas electronic artist immrcy has dropped his umpteenth album sine.Lanuage too:

Did we mention that this week has provided us an entire smorgasbord of hip-hop releases? Take, for instance, S3nsi Molly’s new video for “Rugers Freestyle”:

But wait, there’s more! Rikki Blu released a new banger titled “SARAN WRAP”:

Pharrell collaborator and Chris Brown tourmate Yella Beezy is continuing his victory lap with a fresh video for “Trust”:

And finally, Dallas rapper (:hristian uploaded a Falak Fahim-featured track titled “Ghost”:

With this grand deluge of news out of the way, here are few more brief tidbits worthy of your attention:

  • Former Hanna Barbarians guitarist Raef Payne and Nicole Ofeno got married last week, and their courtship was the center of a neat little New York Times piece.
  • After a short run with S.O.L., Dallas punks Noogy will tour with Flipper, whose current lineup includes David Yow of Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid fame. This run with the noise punk and proto-sludge legends will make its way through Austin’s Levitation festival. Also, Noogy vocalist Andre Vorhis has been doing vocals for another veteran punk band, Reagan Youth. Suffice to say, Noogy has been making some serious moves lately. Keep them on your radar.
  • Local promoter Parade of Flesh is nearing its 15-year anniversary, and on Friday, December 13, John Iskander and Co. will be hosting a celebratory show at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill with Baltimore death metal outfit Noisem and Mountain of Smoke. The latter will also be celebrating the release of a new EP. Check out our recent Song of the Day for a teaser of what’s to come.

Cover photo via Cody Jinks’ Facebook.

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