Lite & Brite Newsletter – Brian’s Bday Edition

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

We haven’t been in touch in eight weeks because the primary purpose of this newsletter is to tell you about fun, creative, DIY events going on around Austin, and obviously none of that is a thing right now.

There is, however, a secondary purpose to this newsletter, which is to tell you about all the stuff that we are up to. And that purpose remains as relevant as ever!

Quick run-down on what we have coming up for you (virtually, of course):

DJ Brian Blackout’s birthday party tonight
No Lights No Lycra every Monday
No Humans Allowed every Wednesday

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—Leila + Brian Brian Blackout’s Birthday PartyWe’re celebrating Brian Blackout’s birthday with a special livestreamed dance party tonight on our Twitch channel. Also worth celebrating: our Twitch channel (which we use for No Lights No Lycra as well) just hit affiliate status so there’s a bunch of stuff we can now do we couldn’t do before. The dance party begins at 11pm ET / 10pm CT here

No Lights No Lycra is our weekly virtual dance party in the dark. From 8-9:30pm CT every Monday, DJ Brian Blackout is on Twitch, broadcasting his signature mix of indie, electropop, synthpop, disco, dusty rock + R&B records, regular funk, future funk, synthwave, new wave, many other waves, and much more live from his living room. Put it as a recurring event on your calendar or RSVP to the facebook event to get reminders.

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.

Here’s what we played last week. If you missed hearing it live, we’ve put a playlist together on Youtube where you can watch + listen to all the songs. Check out the playlist and stream us live on Mondays here.

Sports Men – Haruomi Hosono
Do What You Like – the Phenomenal Handclap Band
Time (You and I) – Khruangbin
It’s a Shame – Monie Love
Three Is the Magic Number – Bob Dorough
Call Me Mr. Telephone – Answering Machine
Everything She Wants (She Said Disco Remix) – Wham!
Baby Talk – Alisha
New Rules (Initial Talk Remix) – Dua Lipa
That Sound (TZ Dub Version) – Love De-Luxe
Someone Better – Juveniles
World in Motion (No Alla Violenza Mix) – New Order
Miss Me Blind (Joe Malenda Edit) – Culture Club
Your Life (dub) – Konk
Bend & Break – FM-84
Rhythm Is a Dancer – Snap
U & Me – Venice Beach
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (ADN Edit) – Evelyn Champagne King & the Brothers
Bad Girls – Donna Summer
Thank U, Next (Pat Look Club Flip) – Ariana Grande
Lonely City – Panic Priest
(Get a) Grip (on Yourself) – the Stranglers
Rock & Roll (Gigamesh Edit) – the Velvet Underground
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
All at Once – HomeNo Humans Allowed

No Humans Allowed is Brian Blackout’s weekly robot-themed radio show on, which you can listen to at 10pm CT / 11pm ET on Wednesdays. Each week has a different robotic twist. Some recent ones have included robocallers, Japan, night driving, afrofuturism, cyberpunks, and robots in space. It’s an hour long and full of the synthiest side of italo, electro, synthpop + more. If you don’t catch it live, each episode is archived on the KPISS website and streamable below at your convenience.

No Humans Allowed on KPISS

The Austinites Behind the Curtain

In the earlier days of quarantine, when we were young and ambitious, we ran a series of interviews with local event producers. We will do more of these when we get our acts together. There are plenty of amazing event creators in Austin who are very worthy of profiles. In the meantime, read some of our favorites here: 

Erica Lies
Gino Scaramuzza
Hyperreal Film Club
Mike Stefanik
Ron Berry

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