2019 was a great year in native music; it was a time when lots of our favourite North Texas artists made national headlines — albeit some for higher causes than others. On the Observer, we tried to maintain our eyes and ears at each native stage this 12 months, but it surely appears most of you had been desirous about our information and opinion tales on nationwide artists. So subsequent time you, earlier than you’re feeling the urge to remark, “Who cares? What does this must do with the Dallas Observer?” Let this fast information be your reply. Under are the highest 10 music tales favored by our readers this 12 months.
10. With Her Dad’s Friends Behind Her, Caroline Kraddick Aims for Stardom
Caroline Kraddick, daughter of the beloved late radio star Kidd Kraddick, opened up about in search of her personal highlight via a profession in music.
9. Rubber Gloves Bounces Back: Iconic Denton Music Venue Is Reborn; Not Everyone Is Happy
The longtime Denton music venue fired its supervisor, switched possession and was risen.
eight. We Tried to Decipher Morrissey’s True Mind by Looking at His Lyrics Against His Statements
Morrissey positive loves swimming in sizzling water. 12 months after 12 months, the singer makes headlines via interview statements so controversial that they’d make any PR agent’s head spontaneously combust. However his songs present a unique man. We tried to research the controversial artist by weighing his phrases in opposition to his lyrics.
7. We Shouldn’t Be Making Fun of Aaron Carter
Author Garrett Gravley opens up about his personal struggles with psychological well being in mild of the continued consideration given to the pop star’s on-line ramblings and household drama.
6. Texas Bar Owner Starts a Controversy After Making Bands Play the National Anthem at His Venue
A statist bar proprietor calls for that musicians play the nationwide anthem at his venue. Musicians advised us that they felt he was violating their civil rights.
5. Phil Collins Performed in Dallas Post-Surgery While Seated, but He Still Cemented His Legacy
Critic Preston Jones finds English icon Phil Collins to be the definition of a rock star, even whereas performing whereas seated at American Airways Middle in September.
four. $UICIDEBOY$’s Irving Show Was Dangerous, Revolting and Offensive. Thank God.
New Orleans group $uicideboy$ received offensive for trigger.
three. Trump Rallies Aren’t Sending Their Best Musicians
Again in October, Trump visited Dallas, and whereas a lot will be mentioned in regards to the accused rapist whose preliminary 90-day Muslim ban has continued for shut to 2 years, one factor we should always all have the same opinion on is the truth that Republicans aren’t sending their greatest, as an alternative sending rapists and criminals horrible musicians to their conventions and rallies. We get it, most good musicians do not need to be related to the Trump regime, so we’ve got a listing of urged alt-right musicians for the subsequent one.
2. Taylor Swift’s Netflix Special Was Shot Completely in Dallas
This one was technically revealed in 2018, but it surely was Dec. 31, which suggests it was largely learn in January. Our former editor Paige Skinner freely wrote about her obsession with Taylor Swift. Thanks for proving she’s not alone.
1. Can Die Antwoord Survive Their Latest in a String of Scandals?
Again in September, the South African group claimed that a video that surfaced on-line displaying members Ninja and Yolandi participating in a homophobic assault in opposition to a colleague was closely edited. The pair properly canceled their scheduled Dallas present.