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Have you ever wondered what it takes to get an event listed in the Lite + Brite newsletter? We will tell you: It's about things. How many of them does your event have? For example, let's say you're putting on a play. Well, that is at most one thing, so it may or may not make the cut. Now let's say you're putting on a a play + fire spinning + acrobatics + art installations + vendors + a dance party. That is a large number of things—you're in! A drag show? Could go either way. A drag show + cake? Come on down! Literature + art + music? Now we're cooking with gas! Dance + music + poetry + motivational speakers + DJs? Don't mind if we do! Alternatively, an event could have just one thing, but it's a thing that we really like; for example, funeral pop dance parties. As you can see, there are many paths into the heart of Lite + Brite. None of them are boring.

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Let's do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian

DJ Stuff

Last week, No Lights No Lycra (our weekly dance party in the dark), returned to in-person dancing at last! It was amazing seeing a darkened room full of dimly glowing jiggly glow bands flipping around. Huge thanks to everyone who came out. More info on what was played and how to listen after the fact below.

We'll be back again next week too, in the spacious Great Hall at the West China Tea House. RSVP on Facebook here, and/or buy advance tix here!

Meanwhile, Brian's weekly radio show on the internet's most pee-adjacent radio station, KPISS, continues apace. No Humans Allowed dedicated a show to robotic self-repair so there were many healing jams. You can stream it on KPISS here.
Events we're eyeing
Friday 7/16
  • Independent Venue Week at music venues around Austin
    Support + celebrate Austin's venues by seeing some live music

Saturday 7/17  
Sunday 7/18
  • Austin Witches Market at Yarrow and Sage
    The witchiest artisan market this side of Witch City USA
  • Eastside Pop Up at Central Machine Works
    Handcrafted + vintage market plus bulldog adoption + beer
  • Paintings and Pints Art Auction at ABGB
    Two of our favorite things together, plus live music too
  • Mwangaza Fest at Kenny Dorham's Backyard
    "Dance, Live Music, Poetry, Motivational Speakers, DJ + more"
  • Abelfest on some boats
    DJs on boats DJs on boats DJs. on. boats.
  • City-Wide Vintage Sale at the Palmer Events Center
    A big ol' dedicated vintage bazaar
  • Independent Venue Week at music venues around Austin
    Support + celebrate Austin's venues by seeing some live music
  • (weekly) Concerts in the Park at Hartman Concert Park
    Austin Symphony performing free outdoors, bring a blanket + soak it in
  • (weekly) Splash Dance at the Austin Motel Pool
    Splashin w/Austin's most iconoclastic water aerobics instructor Erica Nix

Monday, 7/19
  • No Lights No Lycra at West China Tea House
    We're back! Dancing in the dark never felt so cathartic. More info below
  • Queer Home CookOUT at Tree Garden
    "Delight in poets, essayists, storytellers, and artists" + live music
  • Sad Girls Only at Swan Dive
    "The softer side of drag" w/ "the saddest queens in Austin" (plus cake)

Wedneday, 7/21
  • (weekly) Intentional Writing Night at Dear Diary Coffeehouse
    Get through that writer's block by being all intentional about it

Thursday 7/22
  • (weekly) Thursday Night Social Ride throughout Austin
    Bike around town in the dark with hundreds of other cyclists
  • (weekly) The Drop-In at the Long Center
    ACL-curated free outdoor concert series

No Humans Allowed 062
The Right to Self-Repair

This week on No Humans Allowed, we focused on healing jams to repair all your electronics and computers. So here's a soothing collection of new age self-healing, bedroom synthpop, + massage house that will have you back in shape in no time flat.

Stream it from the KPISS archives here

Chris Polcyn - Meltdown
Flowchart - Flutter by Butterfly
Bawrut - AndreW (Future Beat Alliance Remix)
Jean-Luc Ponty - Plastic Idols
Speedy J - De-Orbit
Neon Heights - Wichita Dubman
David Jackson - Airport Disco
Computer Data - Healing
WhoMadeWho - Shake Your Boat
Barry Coates & the Hats - Hovercraft
Sorcerer - Zouky Zapper
John Forde - Atlantis
Thomas Dolby - Airwaves (demo)
What is No Humans Allowed?
Brian Blackout's weekly robots-themed radio show on internet station Machine vibes 4 machines. Songs for robots, androids, mandroids, cyborgs, AIs, cylons, skinjobs, roombas, wifi routers, smart devices, anything colored Bondi blue, and virtual assistants. Humans not required. Broadcasts live every Wednesday at 10pm on, with over 50 episodes now streamable in the archives on topics like and Beach Simulations, Roomba dance parties, concrete jungles + Cyber Texas.

No Lights No Lycra Playlist

We had our first NLNL in person in 16 months and man it felt great. You can listen to a playlist of the songs Brian Blackout played on YouTube here.

Maria Kozic & the MK Sound - Trust Me
Runners Club 95 - Good Time
Psymon Spine - Modmed
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Do What You Like
The Jackson Sisters - I Believe in Miracles (Choci Glickmix)
Will Smith - Miami
Fontaines DC - A Hero’s Death (Soulwax Remix)
Diana Ross - Love Hangover (DJ Apt One Edit)
Parallel Dance Ensemble - Turtle Pizza Cadillac (Yam Who Rework)
LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 (Butch le Butch Remix)
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
Snap - Rhythm Is a Dancer
Architecture in Helsinki - I Might Survive (Bixel Boys Remix)
Nick Straker Band - Look Straight Ahead (Butch le Butch Remix)
Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
The The - This Is the Day
Citizens! - Caroline
Pulp - Stacks
Prince - Let’s Go Crazy
Claes Rosen - Wonderful (HNNY Edit)
Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Young Edits Version)
Elvis Presley - Crawfish (Pilooski Edit)
Paul Simon - Late in the Evening (DJ Spun Edit)
David Bowie - Changes
Home - All at Once
What is No Lights No Lycra?
Austin's weekly judgment-free, substance-free, high-impact dance thing in the dark, every Monday at 8:30pm. It's a DJ night that's not at the club, a workout that's not at the gym, a personal meditation that's anything but silent. Read more about us in the Austin Chronicle.
How do we choose which events to feature?
Honestly, it's pretty random. We might include anything in Austin that we, personally, would conceivably want to go to, generally excluding normal concerts, comedy shows, and movie showtimes because there are many other good resources for finding those. (We especially recommend Showlist for live music, dance.atx for DJs, and 101+ Weird Austin Things to Do for exactly what it sounds like). This list is by no means exhaustive; it's just stuff that caught our eye this week. If you have an event that you want us to consider including, send it over.

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
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