Songwriter Brian Ring used to paint sonic landscapes for his former band I Am the Slow Dancing Umbrella that would go from beautifully mesmerizing to completely disturbing in the course of three minutes. He used his next band, Lion or Gazelle, to play up to his indie-pop sensibilities. Now with his solo electronica project, Auruphis, he simply wants audience members to shake their butts. Every third Tuesday, Ring shape-shifts into club deejay mode, bringing a new set of beats to the Red Star Lounge for a wildly popular Back to Bassix dance party he shares with hip-hoppers Crew Jones. He has also released a handful of online-only singles that can be found on SoundCloud.

11:30pm Fri 5/4 at Rex Bar