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For last year's New Years Eve, we made you a spreadsheet of every fun and creative NYE event that was going on in Austin. This year, we are encouraging you to watch us on the internet. Oh, how times have changed.
No but seriously: Tune into our NYE stream tomorrow from 7-9pm CT on Twitch. We promise lots of good music and party vibes. RSVP on Facebook, invite your friends, and get some banter going in the chat. Let's celebrate the end of this godforsaken year all together.
Our favorite songs of 2020
On Monday, we devoted No Lights No Lycra, our weekly dance party in the dark, to our favorite danceable songs of 2020. This year was generally bad, but that didn't stop musicians from putting out some legitimately great work. You can stream the whole set on Mixcloud, and here's the tracklisting:
Tomasz Guiddo & Georges Perin - No to Grey
Choir Boy - It’s Over
Khruangbin - Time (You and I)
Tame Impala - Borderline
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Do What You Like
Poolside & Amo Amo - Around the Sun
Róisín Murphy - Murhpy’s Law
Das Komplex - Miazsz
Lady Gaga - Rain on Me (Exile 80s Extended Remix)
Yüksek - Gorgeous ft. Confidence Man
COEO - Habibi Dub (Lauer Remix)
Johnny Jewel - Surgery (ft. Glüme)
Joe Goddard & Hayden Thorpe - Unknown Song
Moscoman - What Do We Care (Gerd Janson Remix)
Pet Shop Boys - Moneky Business (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
Thundercat - Dragonball Durag
Daði Freyr - Think About Things
Chromeo - Clorox Wipe
Shan - Valentino
Nation of Language - Friend Machine
Panic Priest - Lonely City
Classixx - One More Song
Hot Chip - Straight to the Morning (ft. Jarvis Cocker)
Magdalena Bay - How to Get Physicial
Banoffee - Tennis Fan
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Home - All at Once
Every Wednesday at 10pm CT, Brian DJs a weekly online radio show on the web's preeminent DIY urine-adjacent radio station, KPISS. The show is called No Humans Allowed and it's dedicated to music for robots, cyborgs, androids, mandroids, cylons, skinjobs, etc.
Tonight's theme is more "best of 2020," only instead of being the best songs of the year for humans, it's going to be the best songs of the year for robots. It's a big distinction. You understand.
Who are we?
We make this newsletter. We put on No Lights No Lycra each week. We do some other stuff here and there. We love going out to creative events in Austin, and we want you to join us. Visit us at http://liteandbriteatx.com/