Hello, what's up, and welcome to the Lite + Brite newsletter.
We understand that out-of-the-blue receiving a newsletter that's been on pandemic-hiatus might serve only to remind you that you are, in fact, subscribed to this newsletter and therefore give you occasion to unsubscribe. So be it. Just remember that if the world ever opens again, we will be here giving you details on all the artsy, innovative, and weird events that Austin has to offer. In the meantime, we'll just tell you about the two streaming and one in-person event we're doing over the next week. Details below.
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Every Wednesday at 10pm CT, Brian DJs a weekly online radio show on Brooklyn's preeminent DIY urine-themed radio station, KPISS. The show is called No Humans Allowed and it's dedicated to music for robots, cyborgs, androids, mandroids, cylons, skinjobs, etc.
Tonight's show is an especially exciting one, because it includes a special guest DJ set and interview with the inimitable Gino Scaramuzza, one of Austin's premier italo-disco DJs, and one of the Austinites behind the curtain we spoke to for this newsletter not so long ago. Tune in live at 10pm CT tonight (10/14), or listen to the recording of the show (or any No Humans Allowed show) after the fact.
SATURDAY: Live DJ set at TRACE
This Saturday and next Saturday, Brian will be DJing live, in person, for other living people—potentially you!—at TRACE. This is a patio downtown with table seating, so you don't need to worry about strangers crowding up on you and breathing. Brian's 6-9pm set will be preceded by live music from the Moving Panoramas. Come out, have a drink, sit outside, wear a mask, and enjoy some Balearic tunes. It's like a real Saturday night!
MONDAY: No Lights No Lycra
We've been doing virtual editions of No Light No Lycra, our weekly dance party in the dark, every Monday since March. How many virtual NLNLs is that, you ask? It is enough that we have gone through an entire tube of glow-sticks and now we need to buy more.
This month, we've been slowly amping up the ratio of spooky to non-spooky songs in our NLNL rotation. This coming Monday will involve some spook. The following Monday (the official Monday of Halloweek) will be out of spook-trol. Then it'll be November (hard to imagine, honestly), and we will return to our normal base levels of spook.
Tune in every Monday from 8-9:30pm CT for a wide-ranging mix of indie, electropop, synthpop, disco, dusty rock + R&B records, regular funk, future funk, synthwave, new wave, many other waves, and much more. Put it as a recurring event on your calendar, or RSVP to the facebook event to get reminders. And this is Twitch, not Zoom, so no you don't need to put on real clothes. Nobody can see you. Isn't that a relief?
What is No Lights No Lycra?
Austin's weekly judgment-free, substance-free, high-impact dance thing in the dark. 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.
The polls in Texas are now open for early voting! The Travis County Clerk website will show you how long the wait is at each polling site. If you're registered in Austin, you can vote at any polling place in Travis County. Don't forget your Texas state ID, or, if you don't have one, a U.S. passport.
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 http://liteandbriteatx.com/