MUSIC BITS: The Slack’s new album, The Deep End, will be in stores Jan. 19. But Quick is streaming the track “Infatuation Never Dies” to give you an advance taste. (quickdfw.com) … Parade of Flesh has announced the lineup for Bro Fest, the post-SXSW showcase of sorts formerly known as South By South Flesh (DC9 at Night) … Mount Righteous has plans for a full-length album and two-month tour, both launching this month (pegasusnews).
DANCES WITH LINCOLN: This weekend, Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company will bring Serenade/The Proposition to the Winspear, courtesy of TITAS. The piece celebrates the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth – a big subject Jones says needed he needed to break down. “I decided rather than put it in one big work, why not make a series of different explorations that would help answer some questions? Because I always make work from questions,” he tells dallasnews.com. Serenade/The Proposition will be performed Friday and Saturday. Coincidentally, in February, TITAS is bringing in another Lincoln-themed event. The Haitian-American composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR) will perform his latest orchestral work (commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music), “Darwin’s Meditation for The People of Lincoln.” It’s a musical setting of a pocket play by Daniel Beaty that explores an imagined conversation between Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln — who were born the same year.
SXSW ANNOUNCES FIRST FILMS: The big-screen adaptation of the comic book Kick-Ass will open the SXSW Film Conference and Festival on March 12. It’s about a high school comic book fan who decides to become a superhero, superpowers or no superpowers. Five other films were announced, too; you can read about them here.