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There's a lot of partying to be done this week. We hope you napped. We've got a ballroom event feat. Britney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce, and other diva-esque performances, an art party from the Art Island collective, our final dance party in the dark of 2021, and a Winter Formal from Austin's best new concert promotion team. We don't have dogs, but we're not so heartless as to dislike a party of pugs in ugly sweaters; and we are not big Black Flag fans, but we can't say we're not intrigued by a party with a "head shaving station" and "broken mirror selfies". These are all examples of parties. Pick your party poison.

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Let's do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian

DJ Stuff

Tuesday is our final remaining No Lights No Lycra dance party in the dark before the end of the year. Join us at West China Tea at 8pm. Want to know what kind of music to expect? Listen to a recording of last week's edition of NLNL. And make sure you're following NLNLATX on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

In the online world, No Humans Allowed, Brian's weekly internet radio show on, explores the world of microscopic self-replicating xenobots.
Events we're eyeing
Friday 12/3

Saturday 12/4    
Sunday 12/5

Monday 12/6
  • (weekly) Me Mer Mo Mondays at the Volstead Lounge
    Austin's weekly tribute to weird vibes

Tuesday 12/7
Wednesday 12/8
  • Texas Makers Market at Desert Door
    Local Texas artisans from one of our favorite agave beverage brewers

Thursday 12/9
  • Resound Winter Formal at Cheer Up Charlie's
    Karaoke, DJ + raffles from Austin's pre-eminent concert promoters
  • The Watchmaker's Song at the Neill-Cochran House Museum
    Socially distant site-specific ballet performance
  • Winter Wonderland at the Austin Motel
    Austin Motel's holiday decorations + a floating film
  • (weekly) Thursday Night Social Ride at Festival Beach
    Bike around town in the dark with hundreds of other cyclists

No Humans Allowed 082

This week, scientists studying tiny manmade robots based on frog cells discovered these tiny robots, called “xenobots,” could do something new. Not only could they swim around (they are “motile”) but by scooping up bundles of xenobot stem cells, they could actually self-replicate. I know it sounds crazy, but theoretical robotics is doing some crazy stuff here in 2021. Anyway, inspired by this strange development, No Humans Allowed put together a special show just for our tiny, replicating, Pac-Man shaped buddies. Every electronic squiggle and bump was designed to complement our tiny pals, so come and listen to the world of Xenobots.

Stream Xenobots

Simian Mobile Disco - I Got This Down (Inivisible Conga People Remix)
Black Van - The Calling
Covenant - Still Life
Ford & Lopatin - New Planet (demo)
James Ferraro - Fro Yo and Cellular Bits
GTO - The Bullfrog
Leda - Endless Race (M. Giordani Edit)
Slap & Powell - Sex Drive
Chrome Sparks - Marijuana
Laurie Anderson & Peter Gabriel - Excellent Birds (Apiento Edit)
Legowelt - Melting into a Pudding of Divinity
Stereolab - Parsec
Kevin Shields - Are You Awake?
New Jackson - Feather by Feather
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 #121

On Tuesday the 23rd, Brian Blackout returned to West China Tea House with another No Lights No Lycra set full of new tunes, classics, and unearthed ephemera. For the first time in a while 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.

Maria Kozic & the MK Sound - Trust Me
The Flaming Lips - One More Robot
Nation of Language - Across That Fine Line
Christine & the Queens - Tilted
Róisín Murphy - Something More (Soulwax Remix)
Snap - The Power
The System - Tu Estas en Mi Mystema
Birth Control - Gamma Ray pt 1
Supertramp - Logical Song (Ponty Mython Edit)
Heavy D & the Boys - Now That We Found Love
Ten City - Now That We Found Love (Eugene Tambourine Re-Edit)
PPJ - Primavera
Robyn - Dancing on My Own
Erlend Øye / Morgan Geist - A Place in My Heart / Lullaby
Nick Straker Band - Straight Ahead
Electronic - Getting Away with It
Working Men’s Club - John Cooper Clarke
Al Stewart - Year of the Cat
The Cure - Love Cats
Psymon Spine - Channels
Green Velvet - Shake and Pop (PhDJ Re-Edit)
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Crass Version)
The Spencer Davis Group - I’m a Man (Ravi Re-Edit)
Womack & Womack - Teardrops
Bruce Springsteen - Candy’s Room
T. Rex - Cosmic Dancer
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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