Tay-K Indicted On Capital Murder Charge In Bexar County, And Leon Bridges Reads Mean Tweets On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Plus More.
You may recall three weeks ago, we reported that Cody Jinks cancelled a Nacogdoches show due to what police perceived as a credible threat of violence.
Well, they found the culprit, and it turns out he called in the threat from a prison.
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as 45-year-old Longview resident Robert Dulaney, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for theft of stolen property. According to a report from CBS19, Dulaney confessed to the crime and stated that his girlfriend was going to the show, and for some reason, he decided to call in a terrorist threat to thwart her plans.
And listen, a motive this bizarre makes the whole episode an easy target for jokes, but abusive and manipulative relationships are no laughing matter. We’ll end this note in saying you don’t have to date a prison inmate who looks like Hank from Breaking Bad cosplaying as the Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, but more importantly, the number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233.
Since we’re on the subject of crime, you may recall the tumultuous saga that is Tay K’s legal proceedings.
As San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT reports, the Arlington rapper has been indicted in a Bexar County court on a capital murder charge. This stems from a 2017 incident in which the artist, born Taymor McIntyre, allegedly shot a San Antonio photographer named Mark Anthony Saldivar after stealing his equipment.
The details of the case are stomach-turning, but if you aren’t up-to-speed on Tay-K’s previous infractions (and there are plenty), check out this July report that offers an abridged summary of the events leading up to his 55-year sentence.
In other depressing news, a Post Malone concert in Denver last week started on a bad note when a fan fell from the balcony, injruing a concertgoer. Per Denver NBC affiliate 9NEWS: “Police said they could not release any additional information because the person is a juvenile and the investigation is ongoing.”
Are these news items bumming you out? Us too.
If you’re looking for a refreshing tonic to make you forget these harsh realities, the Toadies have received official proclamations from the State of Texas and the City of Fort Worth in light of the 25-year anniversary of the band’s breakout album, Rubberneck. Fort Worth officials declared that December 30 is officially Toadies Day. To celebrate this momentous holiday, the band will be playing Billy Bob’s the same day.
Also, look at this wholesome video of Kacey Musgraves performing Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection” at the 2019 CMA Awards with none other than the Red-Headed Stranger himself, Mr. Willie Nelson.
Another highlight from the CMAs was a pregnant Maren Morris absolutely slaying with her performance of her single “GIRL,” before going on to win the night top honor for Album of the Year:
Over the past week, Leon Bridges also got his share of the televised spotlight. Last week, the Fort Worth neo-soul artist was featured on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment “Mean Tweets.” We fast-forwarded to Bridges’ appearance just for your convenience:
Sometimes, the vitriol that occasionally gets slung at an artist is unwarranted. This isn’t the case for Chris Brown, whose history of domestic violence has rightfully been grounds for universal condemnation. Still, this hasn’t stopped Oak Cliff’s Yella Beezy, who is fresh off a tour with Brown, from collaborating. The duo paired up on a new single titled “Restroom Occupied”:
Another release comes from the criminally-underrated jazz artist Dennis Gonzalez of Yells at Eels. In 1986, he joined Slovenian musicians on an album titled Pelin Zena. Until last week, this album was essentially lost in history, but thanks to some saint of a YouTuber, we now get to listen to the record in its entirety:
Moving on, prolific emo rapper Sadfacethuggin dropped a new mixtape titled Sadface 3, with an accompanying new video for the track “Grass”:
Rising hip-hop star Asian Doll/Asian Da Brat just released a new video for the track “Beat a Bitch Up”:
Another local heavy-hitter, Kaash Paige, has a new EP titled Parked Car Convos, which dropped via Def Jam:
Punk band The Dolly Llamas have released two singles from an upcoming LP titled Good Run:
Fort Worth’s Bastards of Soul also have two new singles, respectively titled “The Way It Should Be” and “The Waiting Time”:
Another Fort Worth band, Siberian Traps, just dropped a fresh full-length titled Infinite Jest:
As for metal, Wrought of Obsidian dropped an eight-track crusher titled Children of a Shattered Infinity:
On that note, let’s bookend this week with some other brief tidbits of news worthy of your attention:
- Erykah Badu and Common are coheadlining two shows in Atlanta and Indianapolis, respectively.
- The cacophonous Denton punk band Thin Skin is making a rare return to Andy’s on December 13.
- Turns out, that Ellie Goulding Thanksgiving Halftime Show at AT&T Stadium is still in the books. She and Salvation Army seem to have reached an agreement.
- Norah Jones just put her Brooklyn townhouse on the market for $8 million.
- And finally, Hymen Childs, the reclusive owner of K104 and Smooth R&B 105.7, is considering selling both stations. Mark Cuban wya?