Lite + Brite: 34 Remixed Austin Events 9/15

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

If there’s one thing we love here at L+B HQ, it’s a good name for an event. If there’s another thing we love, it’s a good name for an event that would be an even better nickname for a person. So today we present to you the Official Roster for the Lite + Brite Sporting Team, featuring all athletes named after this week’s activities.

On first base, we’ve got Brock “Goat Cuddles” Warrington. Our fullback is Rebecca “Reel Time Remix” Rodriguez; our fullheart is Natalie “No Kill” Klein; and our Fulbright is JohnJohn “Fat Bottom” Smithy. On the other first base is Big Momma “Momix” Momansky, with Constance “Komorebi” on defense.

If any other Austin-area events listing newsletters would like to take us on in a sporting match, we are currently accepting any and all challengers. We highly doubt you can get the best of Louis “Belonging II Universe” Sportsboy, but feel free to try.

Also, tonight from 8-9:30pm is our dance party in the dark, No Lights No Lycra, with a guest DJ set from Phil Does It. You do not need to be an athlete to attend. It’s an extremely low bar.

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Let’s do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian


Our dance party in the dark, No Lights No Lycra, is tonight (Thursday, September 14), with tunes from guest DJ Phildoesit! You can listen to a playlist of music from our last edition here or scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for a track listing.

We’re traveling this week so Brian didn’t do No Humans Allowed, but if you’re looking for a robot music fix there are more than 100 episodes in the KPISS archives. We recommend Robo Japan No.2, an episode bursting with synthy Japanese music, so we’ll put the full tracklist and art below. NHA is live every Wednesday at 6pm CT on

What is No Lights No Lycra?
Austin’s twice-monthly, 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. It’s produced by us, your kindly L+B overlords, and usually one or the other of us is on the hook for DJ duties. Read more about us in the Austin Chronicle. You can listen the kind of music we play over on Brian’s Mixcloud.


Friday 9/15

Saturday 9/16

  • Fat Bottom Cabaret at Stateside at the Paramount
    “Plus size” cabaret group takes on Hollywood glamor
  • Mexican Independence Day Party at Hotel Vegas
    Live music, DJs, free tacos, paletas, piñatas + more
  • Austin’s No Kill Anniversary Party at ABGB
    Kitten/puppy adoptions, vendors, + “Mayor of Pawstin” is crowned
  • Preheat Fest at the Museum of Human Achievement
    Short film fest blending dance, film + movement
  • Texas Roller Derby Playoffs at the Palmer Events Center
    Banked track roller derby determining who goes to the playoffs
  • Summer of Love Pool Party at Metropolis Apartments
    Poolside DJs, vendors, food folks, + tip-based cocktails
  • Goat Cuddles at Suds Monkey
    Goats! “Cuddle them, take pictures, watch their silly antics”
  • Ghost Tour at Pioneer Farms
    A haunted hike through 19th century farm buildings
  • Mini-Swap at Ani’s Day and Night
    Clothes swap, vendor market, “plant-dying workshop”
  • Pecan Street Festival on Dirty 6th
    Live music, vendors, kids rides, street performers + food
  • City-Wide Vintage Sale at the Palmer Events Center
    A vintage sale so big only the entire city could contain it
  • Green New Theatre Symposium at the Vortex
    “Performances, panels, walks, and gardening” centered around environmental justice
  • Lake Travis Film Festival at various venues in the west Austin suburbs
    Film fest centered around the Lake Travis / Bee Cave area
  • Stephen Mills’ Hamlet at the Long Center
    Philip Glass, Giorgio Armani, Shakespeare, + ballet all smooshed together

Sunday 9/17

Monday 9/18

Tuesday 9/19

  • HAAM Day at various venues
    Citywide live music party to raise money for musical healthcare
  • Weenie vs. Corgi Races at Skinny’s
    No-holds-barred battle of cute dogs with tiny legs

Wednesday 9/20

  • Momix at Bass Concert Hall
    “Seamlessly blending illusion, acrobatics, magic, and whimsy”
  • Belonging II Universe at 5000 Plaza on the Lake
    Dancers + aerialists scaling buildings in celebration of our blue orb
  • BBOY City at various venues
    Citywide breakdancing competitions to celebrate 50 yrs of hip hop

Thursday 9/21

  • Bar Ilegal at El Cockfight
    Live music, tattoos, + mezcal
  • Queer Theory 101 at Barrel O’ Fun
    “Basically, we ruin films for straight people + yell about the characters that made us feel gay.”
  • Komorebi at KMFA Classical
    Dance performances about “the nature of perseverance” + more
  • Texas Tribune Festival at various downtown venues
    Big-name political speakers discuss local + ntl politics
  • Texas Tiki Week at various venues
    Celebrate Hawaiian + tiki culture w/famous tiki bartenders
  • Fantastic Fest at the Alamo Drafthouse
    Alamo’s annual fest dedicated to action/fantasy/scifi fandom
  • Belonging II Universe at 5000 Plaza on the Lake
    Dancers + aerialists scaling buildings in celebration of our blue orb
  • BBOY City at various venues
    Citywide breakdancing competitions to celebrate 50 yrs of hip hop

No Humans Allowed 65 (from the archives)
Robo Japan No.2

This week on No Humans Allowed, with all eyes on Tokyo, we return with our second Robo Japan episode. I’m ready with armfuls of Japanese synthpop, city pop, new age, & jazz, plus a year of studying Japanese I completely forgot.

Stream Robo Japan No.2

Joe Hisaishi – In the Sea of Corruption
Sandii – Zoot Kook
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Seoul Music
Chee Shimizu – Yuku Yuku
Akiko Yano – Tong Poo
Toshiki Kadomatsu – Girl in the Box (COEO Edit)
Yukihiro Takahashi – Drip Dry Eyes
Tomoko Aran – I’m in Love
Hitomi Tohyama – Sexy Robot (Ziggy Phunk Edit)
KZA – Electronic University
Miki Asakura – Forum
Konami Kukeiha Club – Road to Agartha
Chai – Future

No Humans Allowed is Brian Blackout’s award-winningdodgy European news coverage receiving, 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 150 episodes now streamable in the archives on topics like and Beach SimulationsRoomba dance partiesundersea adventures + Cyber Texas.

No Lights No Lycra ATX 154
w/Brian Blackout

August 24th at West China Tea House

Listen to No Lights No Lycra 154

Kongas – Why Can’t We Live Together
Julien Love – Peace, Love, Technique
Claudia Telles – Foi como um Sonho (Patchouli Brothers Edit)
Khruangbin – Time (You and I)
Bee Gees – Night Fever
Happy Mondays – Step on
Flamingosis – Two Steppin’ into Fantasy
Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere
Pino D’Angio – Ma Quale Idea
Missy Elliot – She’s a Bitch (Big Ass Manatee Remix)
Louis La Roché – Do You Remember?
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Waffles – 007A
LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
Cathy Dennis – Just Another Dream
Apparel Wax – 005A1
Captain Hollywood Project – More and More
Basement Jaxx – Romeo
Junior Senior – Shake Your Coconuts (DFA Remix)
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – According to Plan
Romeo Void – Never Say Never
Wet Leg – Chaise Longue
Blur – Song 2
The New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Home – All at Once
Justine & the Victorian Punks – Still You


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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, The Darker Side of Austin for goth and metal stuff, and the 60+ Weirdest Things in Austin 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 every second and fourth Thursday of the month. 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, and support us on Patreon if you like what we do.