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

It might be in the 80s out there, but we’re deep in December and the holiday season. What holiday season you ask, dear reader? Is it Christmas? Krampus? Saturnalia? Halloween? Future Christmas? Cocoa and Goats-mas? (Might've made that last one up) The answer is: D, ALL OF THE ABOVE. If it can be remotely celebrated, the city of Austin is ready to celebrate it under the big ol' holiday umberella, and you should be too. 

Whoever your holiday patron saint is, you can hang with them, be it Black Santa, Evil SantaJack Skellington, Dolly Parton, Your Own Dog (that you’ve Brought), or various Romans. See seasonal lights and decorations. Experience the holiday season in 2060 after the mega-tornadoes and tech bros have left. Partake in holiday puns. Buy a tree and do some holiday shopping while eating tacos. Do some holiday shopping while terrified. Do that but while also getting a chair massage. Or just go dancing somewhere. Austin is your oyster, people. If you, like 50% of Lite + Brite, chose to travel during the holidays, you’re just going to have to be sad at all the great stuff you are missing out on.

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Let's do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian

DJ Stuff

Our dance party in the dark, No Lights No Lycra, has wrapped up for 2021. We'll be back in January. We had our last event of 2021 this week, and you can listen to a recording of last week's edition here (tracklist below). And make sure you're following NLNLATX on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

In the online world, No Humans Allowed, Brian's weekly robot-themed internet radio show on, devoted a show to the wintry, synthy sounds of electronic snow.
Events we're eyeing
Friday 12/10

Saturday 12/11
  • The Eureka Room
    We don't want to reveal too much but Eureka Room is a blast
  • Holiday Happening at Tree Garden
    Live music, art, holiday gift market, + "family friendly fun"
  • CommuniTEA at West China Tea
    Enjoy some traditional Chinese tea and lovely company
  • Fa La La La Lots of Dogs at Dogs Around Austin
    Lots of holiday BYOD activities (as in Bring Your Own Dog)
  • Shop the Block at 615 Congress Ave.
    Do some holiday shopping while drinking seasonal beverages
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Gothic Ball and Bazaar at Elysium
    Jack Skellington is taking over both the holidays and the dancefloor
  • Pink +  Blue: A Hyperpop Dance Night at Swan Dive
    No, we definitely didn't just have to google hyperpop (it sounds fun!)
  • Dolly Would at Cheer Up Charlie's
    Slake your thirst for all things Dolly w/dancing & costumes
  • Krampus Market at Brew'jas
    A Venn diagram intersection between Xmas, horror, and shopping
  • Grand Opening Party at the Austin Bouldering Project, Westgate
    "Climbing competition, beer, live music, + a drag show"
  • Holiday Market at Garden Seventeen
    Vendors, holiday trees, family photo ops + of course tacos
  • Winter Wonderland at Huston-Tillotson University
    "Hot cocoa, pictures with Black Santa and shop(ping)..."
  • The Front Market at Ani's Day and Night
    Art-themed market of women & LGBTQ artists w/food trucks + DJ
  • The Watchmaker's Song at the Neill-Cochran House Museum
    Socially distant site-specific dance performance
  • Winter Wonderland at the Austin Motel
    Austin Motel's holiday decorations + a floating film
Sunday 12/12

Monday 12/13
  • Silent Book Club at Opa Coffee + Wine Bar
    Silently read books with other people silently reading books
  • Phantom of the Paradise at Hotel Vegas
    Hyperreal takes on one of our fave far out music movies
  • (weekly) Me Mer Mo Mondays at the Volstead Lounge
    Austin's weekly tribute to weird vibes

Tuesday 12/14
Wednesday 12/15
  • Happy Horrordays at Drinks Lounge
    Terrifyingly holiday-centric vendors, DJs and chair massages

Thursday 12/16

No Humans Allowed 083
Electronic Snow

Once was a time when you’d flick on a display with the flourish of a wrist and watch as the electrons lit up in a pattern of black and white: static, electronic snow, tv snow. Just as wintertime’s fat flakes would wash across one’s view, the little bursts of white light would do the same. So NHA has assembled a collection of tunes that evoke some wintry washes of electronic snow.

Stream Electronic Snow

Luke Million - Ice Ice Arnie (Cool Party)
New Musik - Hunting (Hober Edit)
Prefab Sprout - The Ice Maiden
Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
Praise - Easy Way Out (remix)
My Favorite - You Belong With Us
Claes Rosen - Wonderful (HNNY Edit)
Relation - Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Remix)
The Aikiu - Fools (the Shoes Remix)
The Lover Speaks - No More “I Love You’s”
Shona Laing - Soviet Snow
Joakim - Peter Pan over the Bronx
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 6pm CT 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
ATX #122

On Tuesday December 7th, Brian Blackout returned to West China Tea House with another No Lights No Lycra set full of new tunes, classics, and unearthed ephemera. We recorded that set live, so whether you missed it or you want to relive the music, you can listen to it on Mixcloud here.

M Like Moon - Sunlight (Daniel T. Edit)
KZA - Electronic University
Flash & the Pan - Hole in the Middle (Cosmo Vitelli Edit)
Free Energy - Something in Common
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (Ooft Music Edit)
Happy Mondays - Step On
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Dino - I Like It
Neon Indian - Slumlord
Fontaines D.C. - A Hero’s Death (Soulwax Remix)
Erotic Dissidents - Move Your Ass and Feel the Beat
M/A/R/R/S - Pump up the Volume
Stereo MC’s - Elevate My Mind
The Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You (Cr/edit Carry-on Rework)
Charli XCX - Boom Clap (Aeroplane Remix)
My Name - What You Need
Phil Collins - Take Me Home
The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love?
The Outfield - Your Love (DiscoTech Remix)
Jacques Dutronc - Les Cactus
The Left Banke - Evening Gown
The Breeders - Cannonball
Peaches & Munk - You Can’t Run from My Love
Blur - There’s No Other Way
Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
Home - All at Once
Follow Lite + Brite on Instagram to keep up with our adventures. The past week brought us to a robot at Sky Candy's holiday market, lots of art at Austin Studio Tour, and interactive tech-art at dadageek.
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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