by megan radke
Planting their roots at Trees Spune puts together two-day festival at Deep Ellum haunt
pune Productions wears many hats these days: booking agency, artist developer, record label and promoter. Whether music lovers are out to see a favorite big-name artist at the Palladium Ballroom or hoping to discover a new indie favorite at a local festival, the DallasFort Worth-based company is likely behind the show. On Oct. 5 and 6, Spune will play host to the first Index Festival at the iconic Deep Ellum venue Trees. Index Fest will feature nationally known artists such as Portugal. The Man, Cold War Kids, Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA, Washed Out and Grimes, along with local favorites Telegraph Canyon, Air Review, the Angelus and many more. “Index is a way Spune can grow with artists we’ve booked for the first, second and third time in D-FW,” says Annette Marin, a marketing coordinator with Spune. “It also gives us the opportunity to highlight up-and-coming acts and work with them as they mature.” GZA was a surprise, and recently announced, addition to the festival. Marin says his performance is the one she’s most looking forward to. “I’ve probably listened to Liquid Swords 10 times since the announcement,” Marin says. “What a great album to revisit.” >>
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The Angelus. Courtesy photo
Grimes. Courtesy photo
5 p.m. Oct. 5. Doors open at 4 p.m. With Portugal. The Man, the Heartless Bastards, Grimes, Elite Gymnastics, Myths, Hacienda, Air Review. 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Doors open at 1 p.m. With Cold War Kids, Washed Out, Surfer Blood, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., DIIV, Telegraph Canyon. $28 single-day tickets, $38 for both days. Trees, 2709 Elm St., Dallas. spunetickets.com.
“It’s a first for Trees, but it’s going to be killer.” GZA. Courtesy photo
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— Caleb Dickerson, a member of the “Spune Army” 11
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