Lite + Brite: 39 Prismatic Austin Events 4/19

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

Hi, how are you? We’re doing great over here at L+B. Our HQ is full of felines once again, and the events are coming willy-nilly so we have LOTS to share with you. It’s both Earth Day and Record Store Day + on top of that there are lots of art, film, + immersive events going on across town. Need help making sense of it all? We’re your huckleberry.

This week you can: take part in the biggest vinyl shopping day of the year, watch a nature doc complete with David Attenborough narration and a live score, witness speedy wieners, “feel the freedom of flying + screaming” by connecting with our city’s namesake bat population, watch cats that sometimes (but not always) will do tricks on command, hear death metal book readings, cross the metaphorical Rubicon with clay art, bike around an F1 track, or experience many more versions of fun, all of which are laid out below like one of those horns of plenty spilling art, immersion, + wacky videos out onto the screen of your device of choice. Now get out there and do some things.

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Let’s do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian


We’ve got many plans in the works. First off we’re working on a collaborative Summer playlist we can share with all of our readers (aka you). If you wanna get a head start, you can begin by figuring out your Song of the Summer early and have it holstered and ready to go. We’ll have details on that in our next monthly newsletter, but we’ll be starting it off with a bang so make all the necessary mental preparations.

Secondly there was no new edition of No Humans Allowed this week despite the fact that the station seemingly survived the apocalypse and ended up helmed by Fred Armisen in the Fallout TV show. Anyway, Brian is lining up a number of interviews for that show with many excellent Austin-based musicians, so keep an eye out. Also, it seemed like a good time to remind everyone about the interview he did a while back with Adam Jones of Austin’s Holodeck Records, SURVIVE, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, + many other projects. You can stream the episode on the Kpiss archives here or scroll down for more info. NHA returns live next week, and broadcasts every Wednesday at 6pm CT on

No Lights No Lycra happened last week but won’t be back until May 9, but we recorded Brian Blackout’s DJ set from the last edition and you can listen to that here or scroll down for a track listing, some album art, that kinda deal.

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 4/19

  • New Suns Opening Reception at Goodluckhavefun
    Immersive artists creating experiences “exploring parallel / alternate worlds”
  • Video Roundup at Co-Lab Projects
    Various local video curators we love collaborate to show cool flicks
  • Moontower Comedy Festival at various Austin locations
    Big names in the world of standup descend upon Austin
  • Indie Meme Film Festival at AFS
    A film fest celebrating independent Iranian + South Asian cinema
  • (weekly thru 4/26) Local Film Showcase at We Luv Video
    Watch a selection of short films made by your fellow Austinites

Saturday 4/20

  • Food Fight at Hi Sign Brewing
    Comedic pro wrestlers + drag performers unite for a good cause
  • Art Prom at ICOSA
    Raise money for art w/live music, DJ, photo ops + Erica Nix
  • Fashion Show at Luxeart
    Vintage fashion show w/music curated by KUTX DJs
  • Pancakes and Booze at the Far Out Lounge
    “Balls to the wall” art show w/ pancakes + adult bevs
  • Wiener Dog Derby at Little Woodrow’s Southpark Meadows
    Move over F1, it’s “Wiener Takes All” over at this speedway
  • Late Nights in the Shed at Almost Real Things HQ
    See three-dimensional collaborative art in the shed it was made in
  • Body of Resonance I at Women and Their Work
    Immersive sound art featuring “delicately layered sonic tapestries”
  • Record Store Day at record stores throughout Austin
    Ride the wave of vinyl mania to your fave local wax proprietor
  • Field Guide Festival at Fiesta Gardens
    Farm to table food fest feat. farmers + chefs making seasonal dishes
  • Forest Walks at Festival Beach Food Forest
    Combine walking, self-care, + learning about the plants around us
  • Games Y’all Meetup at the Museum of Human Achievement
    Play video games + digital art projects made by regional devs
  • Open Hours at the Sherwood Forest Zine Library
    Read from Sherwood Forest’s extensive library of zines
  • Ghost Tour at Pioneer Farms
    A haunted hike through 19th century farm buildings
  • Art04 Studio Tour at various locations throughout 78704
    Tour lots of artist studios in South Austin
  • Greater Austin Clay Studio Tour at various Austin locations
    View art by local potters, plus clay demos + workshops
  • Seize the Clay on the ART Bus
    Ride in style to see pottery works in an art bus
  • Moontower Comedy Festival at various Austin locations
    Big names in the world of standup descend upon Austin
  • Indie Meme Film Festival at AFS
    A film fest celebrating independent Iranian + South Asian cinema
  • Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, TX
    Central Texas’ own renaissance faire w/medieval food, entertainment, + dress
  • (weekly thru 5/25) Overheard on a Train at the Downtown CapMetro Station
    Participate in immersive theatre while exploring public transit
  • (weekly thru 5/25) Doom Metal Goat Yoga at Jester King
    “We call out to the beasts of the land to come forth and JOIN US!”
  • (weekly) Open Hours at the Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation
    Meet, greet, adopt, + pet stuffed animals

Sunday 4/21

Monday 4/22

  • Earth Day at Dimension Sculpture Park
    David Attenborough doc live scored by musicians
  • (weekly) Hyperreal Film Club at Hotel Vegas
    Even murderous talking dolls need love, people

Tuesday 4/23

  • Greetings from Queer Mountain at Cheer Up Charlie’s
    Spring-themed “LGBTQ Storytelling Showcase” w/ASL interpreter
  • Odd World at We Luv Video
    “Monthly series of weird s#!+” shows an unhinged comedy
  • Performative Ritual for the Bat Species at Museum of Human Achievement
    “Connect with a bat species and feel the freedom of flying + screaming!”
  • (weekly thru 6/18) Bike Night at COTA
    Whiz around COTA’s raceway on your own bicycle

Wednesday 4/24

  • The Amazing Acro-cats at the Long Center
    Watch as acrobatic cats act catty + sometimes do tricks (if you are lucky)
  • Prismatic Listening at the Museum of Human Achievement
    Immersive art show combining live music, sound manipulation + lasers

Thursday 4/25

  • You Grill, Girl at Franklin BBQ
    Celebrate women pit masters w/grilled eats from Austin area chefs
  • Line Upon Line at Crashbox
    Contemporary classical percussion performed w/the composers present
  • The Amazing Acro-cats at the Long Center
    Watch as acrobatic cats act catty + sometimes do tricks (if you are lucky)
  • Prismatic Listening at the Museum of Human Achievement
    Immersive art show combining live music, sound manipulation + lasers

No Lights No Lycra ATX 166
w/Brian Blackout

Recorded live in the dark at West China Tea House on April 11, 2024.

Listen to No Lights No Lycra 166

Risqué – Starlight
Studio – Self Service
Lisa Edwards – Cry (Seedy J. Tearjerker Edit)
Prince & the Revolution – Pop Life
Taylor Swift – Lavender Haze (Pepsi Sine Rework)
Dusty Springfield – Baby Blue (Horse Meat Disco Re-edit)
Claudia Telles – Foi como um Sonho (Patchouli Brothers Edit)
Phoenix – Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Remix)
C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat
Queen Latifah – Come into My House
Ssion – At Least the Sky Is Blue (Johnny Jewel Remix)
Dolly Parton – 9 to 5 (Butch le Butch Remix)
Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman
Quando Quango – Love Tempo
Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
The 2 Bears – Ring My Bell
Kylie Minogue – Love at First Sight
Sophie Ellis Bextor – Murder on the Dancefloor
Scarlet Fantastic – No Memory ’14 (Luke Million Remix)
Talking Heads – Burning Down the House
The Midnight – Gloria
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark (Arthur Baker Mix)
The The – This Is the Day
David Bowie & Queen – Under Pressure

No Humans Allowed 50
Cyber Texas

A long form interview with Adam Jones of Holodeck Records, SURVIVE, + many other groups, featuring the music of various awesome weirdo Texas-based musical groups we discussed. (We came up with this dumb title before we heard anything about the cybertruck, we swear!)

Stream Cyber Texas

The Pool – Dance It Down
Cry Blood Apache – Let Fantasy Begin
Zom Zoms – Hyper Lenny
Pataphysics – The Future of Synth Rock
Medio Mutante – Another Land
Missions – Subcreature
Darktown Strutters – Silver Bullets
Jake Schrock – Progress
Como Las Movies – Cumbia de los Monjes

No Humans Allowed is Brian Blackout’s award-winning, dodgy 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.


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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 are Leila + Brian. We make this newsletter. We do our own events, most often No Lights No Lycra (every second and fourth Thursday of the month), + also BYOT, a party where we share very good YouTubes (here’s a playlist from the last one). We go very hard seeing bands at SxSW (here are playlists of our favorites from 2024). We once got called “local Austin couple” by KXAN. 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.