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Hello, what's up, and welcome to the Lite + Brite newsletter.

Austin is BACK, baby. We've got beloved recurring dance parties that we haven't touched since 2020, like 80s night at Barbs and Neon Rainbows at Cheer Ups. We've got some stuff closing, like the Blue Genie Art Bazaar's May Market (May is almost over, FYI) and this art exhibit at a drainage culvert. And we've got some other stuff opening, like Bobo's Snack Bar and Tiny Grocer. ("Is the tagline for Tiny Grocer 'Hold me closer, Tiny Grocer'?" you are probably wondering. Don't worry: yes, it is.) We have a pricey-but-worth-it benefit for Fusebox (whose executive director we had the pleasure of interviewing for this newsletter). We have a pet drag contest because, like we said, AUSTIN IS BACK. And we have lots, lots more. Scroll down for daily listings. 

We also now have an Instagram! We won't really be using it to post upcoming events--that's what this newsletter is for--but we may post photos of stuff when we do it. 

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Let's do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian

DJ Stuff

We have some in-person events on the horizon, but until then you can catch us streaming every week. No Lights No Lycra Austin happens every Monday at 8pm CT. This week Brian's No Humans Allowed radio show dealt with 00s synthpop. You can stream the show on and listen live to the show on Wednesdays at 10pm CT. You can check playlists and more info for both of these below the events.
Events we're eyeing
Thursday 5/27
  • Rebirth Days and Nights at Cheer Up Charlie's
    DJ spinning "weird disco" on the patio, a great way to start up yr weekend
  • No Color Just Culture at a mystery location
    Live music, local vendors, live painting and drinks in a mysterious locale
Friday 5/28
  • Bunny Hop at Central Machine Works
    L+B fave DJ Arlini Martini serves up a vinyl set of soul, glam & rock n roll
  • Neon Rainbows at Cheer Up Charlie's
    "The Gayest Little Country Dance Party" ft. a boatload of 90s country
  • Depeche Mode Tribute Night at Barbarella
    Barb's 80s night goes DM crazy, which is v. noteworthy in our book
  • Nexus Open Mic in East Austin
    This is about as open as mics can get, as literally anything seems to go
  • May Market at Blue Genie Art Bazaar
    Buy art! It's Blue Genie's holiday art bazaar but in springtime
Saturday 5/29
  • Vintage Market at Kinda Tropical 
    Vintage goods popup at one of our favorite spots to tie one on
  • Grand Opening at Tiny Grocer
    A cornucopia of local food vendors and a build-a-bouquet workshop
  • La Bonne Fête at Eastwoods Park
    Gourmet French-style picnic in a park. Or should that be piquenique?
  • Quesoff 2021 at Mohawk
    In queso you need a description: it's a queso cook-off where you eat the competition
  • Austin Dance Festival at Pioneer Farms
    Modern dance performers putting on a show and teaching a masterclass
  • Doggy/Cat Drag Race at Paws on Chicon
    Subvert some gender norms w/yr favorite furry buddy + drag performers
  • Shop Small Saturdaze at Far Out Lounge
    Support a good cause by buying craft and vintage + live music + food
  • 4 Corners Creative Market at 12th & Chicon
    Buy from local creatives + take in aerialists, a DJ, live music and comedy
  • Pressure Release Party at Independence Brewing Co.
    Help a good cause by appreciating live music, DJs, painters + printers
  • Memorial Day Bash at the Cinderblock
    DIY house show w/bands, DJs, drinks, games + painting
  • Smoke & Mash at Treaty Oak Distilling
    BBQ expo, fancy whiskey, live music + a classic car show
  • Healing Arts Festival & Market Austin Exhibition at Nature's Treasures
    Vendors + practitioners from the world of healing arts
  • Grand Opening at Bobo's Snack Bar
    Patio party with live music and we assume some serious snacks too
  • This One Goes to 11 at Tigress Pub
    Spinal Tap-themed bday w/bands, free tiger-themed food, vendors + tarot
  • A Wished For and Welcome Guest Closing Reception at Co-Lab Projects
    Site-specific outdoor art exhibition in a drainage culvert
  • May Market at Blue Genie Art Bazaar
    Buy art! It's Blue Genie's holiday art bazaar but in springtime
  • The Austin Flea at Violet Crown Clubhouse
    Handmade + local goods from one of Austin's best known markets
  • Eazy Does It Podcast at Native Hostel
    Live podcast about Austin creatives on silent disco headphones
Sunday 5/30
Monday 5/31
  • May Market at Blue Genie Art Bazaar
    Buy art! It's Blue Genie's holiday art bazaar but in springtime
Wednesday 6/2
  • Women Project Launch Party at the Cathedral
    Women networking with other women and enjoying some free food
  • Open House at Desert Door Distillery
    Enjoy sotol cocktails and bites from one of our favorite local distillers
Thursday 6/3
  • Lil Bash at Central Machine Works
    Support Fusebox w/live music, "interdisciplinary tap dance" + performers
  • Garden Party at Umlauf Sculpture Garden
    Fundraiser in an artsy outdoor location w/food, drinks, and performers

No Humans Allowed 056
Italo Not Italo

This week's No Humans Allowed was all about 00s synthpop influenced by italo disco (synthy dance music from Italy in the 80s). It touches upon some of the big names from the electroclash era, the rise of music blogs, a couple of contributors to the Drive soundtrack's synthwave goodness, and a lot of less well known moments in between.

Stream it from KPISS' website here

FPU - Endgame
Erlend Øye / Morgan Geist - A Place in My Heart / Lullaby
Ercola ft. Annie - Follow Me (Lifelike Remix)
Felix da Housecat - Ready 2 Wear
Kap10Kurt - Die Sleeping
Miss Kittin & the Hacker - Stock Exchange
Electric Youth - Faces
DMX Krew ft. Tracy - Mąkę Me
De-Regulator - Manifest Destiny
Sally Shapiro - I Know
College - Fantasy Park (Moullinex Remix)
Sneaky Sound System - When We Were Young (Shazam Remix)
Soviet - Photograph
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Rubicon
The Van She - Kelly (Lifelike Remix)
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.

NLNL 110 Playlist

Monday we resumed doing our regular live-from-the-home-office Twitch stream with Brian djing and Leila dancing. There were a lot of new tunes to go around to boot. You can listen to the playlist on YouTube here, watch (and listen to) the whole thing on Twitch here, and join us for this week's party here.

Michelle ft. Chai - FYO
Night Drive - Rise & Fall (Classixx Remix)
Thomas Leer - Chasing the Dragon (Kito Jimpere Edit)
Blancmange - Game Above My Head
Oliver - Electrify (Luke Million Remix)
Ten Fé - Twist Your Arm (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix)
Fontaines D.C. - A Hero’s Death (Soulwax Remix)
It’s Immaterial - Driving away from Home (Kommissar Keller Edit)
James - Laid
Donny Benét - Second Dinner
Daði Freyr - Think About Things (Hot Chip Remix)
Feist - Sea Lion Woman (Chromeo Remix)
Amerie - 1 Thing (Cherokee Remix)
Cheerleader - Sunshine of Youth (Plastic Plates Remix)
Velella Velella - Alex Boom Selector
Fetty Was - Trap Queen (Figgy Remix)
Stevie Nicks - Stand Back (Final DJs Remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection
Talking Heads - Girlfriend Is Better (Bit Funk Edit)
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
The Strangers - (Get a) Grip (on Yourself)
Billy Idol - White Wedding
White Rose Movement - Love Is a Number
The Ramones - Judy Is a Punk
The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business
The Aller Værste - Dans til Musikken (Rune Lindbæk Edit)
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
Future Islands - Balance
Home - All at Once

What is No Lights No Lycra?
Austin's weekly judgment-free, substance-free, high-impact dance thing in the dark. We stream every Monday at 8pm CT. 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. 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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