Garrett Gravley

Garrett Gravley

Garrett Gravley was born and grew up in Dallas. He mostly writes about music, but veers into arts and culture, local news and politics. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has written for the Dallas Observer since October 2018.

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  • 2 days ago | Lists

    Music predates language, and while we’d like to think some cavemen first discovered music by unintentionally creating harmonies in 4/4 time, archaeologists haven’t found footage of this. Still, it’s hard to imagine the creation of music going down...

  • 12 days ago | Music History

    On Thursday, The Telegraph ran a story whose headline reeked of hollow clickbait but nonetheless posed a question worth pondering: “Would John Lennon have been canceled?” The legendary Beatle and counterculture icon would've turned 80 on Oct. 9 ha...

  • 14 days ago | Comedy

    The 46th season of Saturday Night Live was christened over the weekend with musical guest Megan Thee Stallion and the show’s legendary alumnus Chris Rock as host, and in typical SNL fashion, reception among fans and critics was mixed. In the show’...

  • 19 days ago | DFW Music News

    In April 2019, the doors for Beauty Bar’s Knox-Henderson location were closed for good, but the revered dance spot found new life two weeks later as it hosted a soft opening at their current home in Deep Ellum. But alas, a future for the Main Stre...

  • 21 days ago | Lists

    As Texans, we're duty-bound to say that it is the best state in the union. As music critics, however, we have an even bigger obligation to say that our official state song (“Texas, Our Texas”) is truly terrible. We’ll give our dear Texan readers t...

  • 21 days ago | Music History

    Is punk dead? It depends on who you ask. The Exploited said it wasn’t. Crass said it was. Dead Kennedys said it wasn’t, but that it deserved to be. Perish the thought that you should take a stance on that, however, because it is the stupidest and ...

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