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

If you've been around this newsletter for a while, then you know that we throw a weekly dance party called No Lights No Lycra. (If you haven't been around this newsletter for a while, then hello! Thanks for stopping in!) We are big believers in NLNL. It offers all of the good parts of going out dancing (freedom, community, exercise, catharsis, hot jams) with none of the hard parts (uncomfortable shoes, lines, being exhausted the next day, strangers thinking they have permission to talk to you, judgment).

Last March, we moved NLNL to a weekly Twitch stream, and that's where it's been ever since... until now. We're bringing back in-person NLNL at the West China Tea House for the coming four Mondays. Whether we remain there in the long term will depend on how well this trial period goes, and that, of course, depends on you all, the doers of Austin. Our friend Lou just told us that she's going to "seriously consider" coming one of these next four weeks. Be like Lou! Seriously consider NLNL!

Of course there's tons more stuff going on this week that we personally did nothing to organize. Monday kicks off Independent Venue Week, which is more important now than ever, as so many independent venues were clobbered by the past year. Netflix is throwing a Fear Street-themed party featuring some of our favorite Austin creatives. People are doing all sorts of innovative stuff with movies, including making fun of them, live-scoring them, watching them from inner tubes, and however you would describe this documentary about dancing sanitation trucks. Scroll down for details on these events and more.

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Let's do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian

DJ Stuff

Right now we've got most of our attention focused on No Lights No Lycra ATX's upcoming return to in person dancing. We'll be in the beautiful, spacious Great Hall at the West China Tea House (in the location of the former Guan Yin Tea House). RSVP on Facebook here, and/or buy advance tix here. And if you're a NLNLATX fan who's not local (read: Leila's mom), you can still stream our sets live on Twitch.

Our east coast travels just finished up, so we've had to take a break this week from Twitch and No Humans Allowed. We'll throw in a DJ mix from our archives below if you're looking for something to listen to as you peruse the newsletter.
Events we're eyeing
Friday 7/9
  • Hardcore Will Never Die at FREQsystem
    A rave with Willie Nelson with E tablets for eyes on the flyer. We're sold
  • FFATX x Fuego at Cheer Up Charlies
    "A market full of Queer vendors, performers & DJs all night long"
  • A Fistful of Tango at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
    Comedic reimagining of a silent western film from 1920

Saturday 7/10
  • Reweave at the Elisabet Ney Museum
    The community weaving event weave all been looking for
  • Feels So Good Summer Fest at Fine Southern Gentlemen
    "Come for the bands, stay for the market"
  • Art Jam at Native Hostel
    "Live painters, DJs, vendors, performers and food trucks"
  • The Underground Roller Disco at the Long Center
    Roller skating the way God intended: with disco
  • Trash Dance Screening and Talk at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
    If sanitation workers dancing is your bag, boy have I got a treat for you
  • Banger's Renaissance Festival at Banger's Sausage House
    Knight battles, bands, sausage, "dragon tails," beer + costume contest
  • CommuniTEA at West China Tea House
    Join in a Chinese tea ceremony and the community around it
  • (weekly) Jaws on the Water at Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark
    Enjoy a classic nautical horror tale while watching for deadly lake sharks
Sunday 7/11
  • Fear Street Party at Coconut Club + Neon Grotto
    Netflix-thrown party celebrating RL Stine + Austin's LGBTQ community
  • Market of the Living Dead at the Little Darlin'
    Zombie-themed artisan market plus Little Darlin's delicious eats
  • Cute AF Handcrafted + Vintage Market at Cute Nail Studio
    "Shopping and pampering at the cutest rainbow house in Austin"
  • (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 7/12
  • No Lights No Lycra at West China Tea House
    We're back! Dancing in the dark never felt so cathartic. More info below
  • Independent Venue Week at music venues around Austin
    Support + celebrate Austin's venues by seeing some live music

Tuesday 7/13
  • Radio Talent Show at Radio
    So you think you've got talent and possibly also enjoy beer?
  • Independent Venue Week at music venues around Austin
    Support + celebrate Austin's venues by seeing some live music

Wednesday 7/14
Thursday 7/15

NLNLATX 33 Playlist

Here's a live DJ mix we recorded at Guan Yin Tea House back in 2019. Brian Blackout selected a wide ranging mix of indie, funk, arena rock, Japanese city pop, eurodance, new wave, post-punk, synthpop, electropop and synthwave. Expect to hear something similar this on Monday evening, when we return to the tea house's events room and dim the lights. Listen to the mix on Mixcloud here.

Reconciliation - Milan Pilar
Linden $$$ Landlord - Abelard
Everyday I Write the Book - Elvis Costello
Johnny the Fox (Todd Terje edit) - Thin Lizzy
Sinful! (the Wickedest Mix in Town) - Pete Wylie
Slumlord - Neon Indian
Heaven Is My Thing Again - Ssion
Work to Do (Young Pulse Rework) - Average White Band
Always - Favored Nations
Everywhere (Casual Connection Rework) - Fleetwood Mac
Funky Flushin’ - Tatsuro Yamashita
This Is the Day - The The
The Telephone Call - Kraftwerk
All the Lovers - Kylie Minogue
With Every Heartbeat (Tong & Spoon Remix) - Robyn
Fantasy Park (Moullinex Remix) - College
Better Off Alone - Alice Deejay
Crying My Heart Out - Young Galaxy
In Between Days - the Cure
Caroline - Citizens!
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Running in the Night - FM-84
The Whole of the Moon - the Waterboys
All at Once - Home

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. (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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