Weekend Roundup: Mary Anne Hobbs, Justin Nozuka, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Mary Anne Hobbs, The Green Elephant, Friday, November 20

It's Monday afternoon, friends. Get out your glow sticks!

BBC 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, who spun at The Green Elephant Friday night, has led the life you wish you had the balls to live: she ran off to London with a hard rock band as a teen; at 21, inspired by Metallica, she moved across the Atlantic to Hollywood to be a rock journalist.

Oh, and she "rides any kind" of motorcycle.

What. A. Bad. Ass.

Justin Nozuka, The Loft, Saturday, November 21

I've never listened to Justin Nozuka's music, but MTV says it "recalls" Nick Drake and Lauryn Hill.

Oh, and his aunt is Kyra Sedgwick, which by powers of deduction leads me to conclude his uncle is the badass Kevin Bacon, who saved the teenagers of Beaumont, Texas, from living without 80s dance moves.

Justin's got a lot to live up to.

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa, Stubbs in Austin, Thursday, November 19

The Zappa allegedly named after his mother's oddly shaped toe swung through Texas over the weekend, playing Austin, Dallas and Houston. I couldn't find video of D.Z.'s Dallas appearance at the House of Blues, but this clip of Zappa and Eric Johnson's guitar lovefest at Stubbs is...

You guessed it: badass!

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.