Monday, July 16, 2018
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SoundBytes: Rickie Lee Jones, Slushii, the Verve Pipe and more

— One of the most popular rising DJs to play the Ritz Ybor and Sunset Music Festival this year, Slushii, is returning to the Ritz for a New Year's Eve party on Dec. 31. Early bird tickets start at $25; general admission is $30 and up, and it'll probably sell out, so get 'em early. Click here.

— Even if you've caught Rickie Lee Jones' concerts the last couple of years at the Capitol Theatre, you've never seen her like this. The singer will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall's tiny Murray Studio Theatre on Dec. 8. Tickets are $65 and up. Click here.

— Coming to the Capitol Theatre on Feb. 19: The Earls of Leicester, a bluegrass act honoring Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatts led by Alison Krauss and Union Station's dobro wizard Jerry Douglas. Early James and the Latest will open. Tickets are $35 and up. Click here.

Drake-approved R&B duo Dvsn is coming to the Orpheum on Feb. 8. Click here.

The Verve Pipe (The Freshmen) is coming to the Attic in Ybor City on Feb. 3. Tickets are $30 and up. Click here.

— Also coming to the Attic: Stephen Kellogg on March 3. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

— Jay Cridlin

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