It's been a spell since we've touched base with Lance Yocom, the ever-busy man at the head of Spune. Lance has been in this column before , and shortly thereafter, gave us all a start when he fell seriously ill while in Arizona, and spent over two weeks in a hospital there. Lance and his operation s ... More >>
For three years now, Annette Marin's been a mover and shaker at Spune Productions, alongside Lance Yocom, and had a hand in this year's Index Fest and Untapped Festival. In 2013, she's helping ready new releases from Air Review and Datahowler. As a student, Marin set out to pursue a career in polit ... More >>
You know how the old proverb goes: There's no such thing as a free taco. However, tonight Spune is hoping to prove that adage wrong with like their 97th annual A Spune Christmas. (Spune owner Lance Yocom is a lot older than he looks.) There will even be free beer on hand while supplies last. Stil ... More >>
Our 23rd annual Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase a scene ready for the spotlight.
Lots of Spune news to share today, the first of which being that the company is hosting its "Fall Social" and return-to-school bash tonight, but in a new location. In Deep Ellum. At Dada. And, notably, not in Denton, where it's been held in the past. For one thing, that's a pretty sure indicator, ... More >>
Lance YocomSpune Productions head Lance Yocom is moving rather swiftly down the road to recovery after he mysteriously fell ill in Flagstaff, Arizona, last month. It took a few weeks of intense testing for doctors to discover the Yocom was suffering from severe pneumonia. As such, for over a mont ... More >>
Lance YocomGood news and bad news on the Lance Yocom front today. The good news? After showing positive signs last week, Yocom, who has been suffering from severe pneumonia for going on three weeks now, is awake and responsive in his Arizona hospital bed, answering yes/no questions, and appearing ... More >>
Lance YocomAfter having spent two weeks laid up in an Arizona hospital, heavily sedated and suffering from severe pneumonia, Lance Yocom's family received some incredibly positive news today regarding the Spune Productions owner and North Texas music scene mainstay's condition. This morning, afte ... More >>
Lance YocomWhile vacationing in Arizona a couple weeks back, Spune Productions owner Lance Yocom checked himself into a Flagstaff hospital with flu-like systems and a fever of over 100 degrees. Almost immediately, doctors determined that Yocom was the victim of some sort of viral infection. Probl ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Lance YocomWhen you consider all that Lance Yocom does for local and regional indie music, you have t ... More >>
Frisco is turning into quite the rock 'n' roll city thanks to the folks at Lochrann's Irish Pub & Eatery and Spune Productions. Spune began booking Thursday night shows at Lochrann's a few months back, offering Frisco(ans?) a chance to see the area's best bands without having to drive 20 mile ... More >>
The softer side of The Soft PackJust north of Dallas, in Frisco, something is brewing at Lochrann's Irish Pub & Eatery. The bar's enlisted the help of Spune Productions to help diversify the music scene, who, so far, has done a bang-up job. More proof: On Thursday, October 14, garage rock ac ... More >>
Atlas Sound's Bradford Cox, who will not be coming to Denton after all. His Fun Fun Fun appearance Sunday in Austin is still on, though. Bad news for local fans of Bradford Cox's solo project Atlas Sound and the dreamy pop of U.K. electronic outfit Broadcast, as the two bands have canceled their ... More >>
Hope Sandoval In this week's print edition of DC9, you won't see an interview with Hope Sandoval. Rather, I think, you'll see something a little more interesting: an interview with the Mazzy Star singer's current musical and household partner Colm O'Ciosoig, better known to many as the drummer of ... More >>
Hospital Ships may have slipped under most calendar radars this weekend--but that doesn't mean you should skip the band's show on Sunday with Bosque Brown and Fight Bite.Welcome to another weekly installment of Good Friday. A couple big shows happening this weekend--some we've talked about already, ... More >>
Just got word from Lance Yocom at Spune Productions that Denton's own Doug Burr has been tapped to open up for Jay Farrar's Uncle Tupelo offshoot, Son Volt, on a five-day, five-city swing in February that will take Burr and the alt-country legends to Houston, Austin, Denton, Oklahoma City and Fayett ... More >>
Fort Worth just continues to explode: Lance Yocom of Spune Productions passes along word of two new venues set to open up in Fort Worth at the end of the month this weekend and next, both of which will be booked by Spune and owned by Lola's Saloon owner Brian Forella. What are they? Well, the first ... More >>
A few weeks ago we touted the lecture Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the authors of Freakonomics, were scheduled to give September 9 at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie. Well, go ahead and take that off your schedule. It's been axed due to a "scheduling conflict," according to the Justin ... More >>
We didn't get the budget for a DOMA documentary, so here's a quick behind-the-scenes rundown instead
Over 80 bands later, this weekend's Spune Productions fest left listeners elated...the few who endured it, anyway
Though 88 bands were advertised to play the Wall of Sound Festival, the total number of acts that actually played was only 86. Huge disappointment, right? The two drop-outs were relatively notable, though--Comet, who played one of their first 2005 reunion gigs at last year's debut WoSF, had to bail ... More >>
Thought Deep Ellum's rep was bad? It only gets worse at this weekend's Dallas Music Festival.
If you thought you'd find safety and assurance at the Sanctuary, think again
Necrogazm, Six Past Hell and others sacrifice eardrums to remember the Dimebag anniversary
Get in on The Rocket Summer's next music video before his major label deal kicks in
Saturday, November 5, at the Cavern
The Cavern used to be a dark, dingy place for bad local bands. Lance Yocom is brightening it up.
Lance Yocom and Spune Productions get feminine, not feminist
Group encourages electronic music in Dallas; an update on the Lizard Lounge burglary; notes on the Van Cliburn competition
In which the author joins MySpace. Finally.