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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.
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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.
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.
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
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 liteandbriteatx.com.