SoundBytes: Ja Rule, Ashanti, Pouya, Adventure Club and more
-- The late-'90s/early-2000s pop and hip-hop revival continues! In addition to tours featuring 98 Degrees and O-Town and Puff Daddy, Mase and Lil Kim, we've got Ja Rule and Ashanti coming to the Ritz Ybor on Sept. 8. No doubt they'll perform their own hits (Ja Rule's Put It On Me, I'm Real and Ain't It Funny; Ashanti's Foolish, Rock wit U, Rain On Me), as well as their collaborative smashes (Mesmerize, Always On Time, Wonderful). Tickets are $35 and up. Click here.
-- Ruth Eckerd Hall has confirmed that the Beach Boys, featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, will bring their hugely popular holiday show back to Clearwater on Dec. 13. Tickets are $40 and up. Click here.
-- Speaking of classic rock groups that have evolved in different ways: Several core members of Yes, singer Jon Anderson, guitarist Trevor Rabin and keyboardist Rick Wakeman -- are touring together under the name ARW, and they're performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Oct. 7. Tickets are $73.75 and up. Click here.
-- DJ duo Adventure Club is coming to Beach Bar in Tampa on June 26. Tickets are $20. Click here.
-- Shephard's Beach Resort has announced the DJs coming to its "Evolution Sundays" in June: Vicetone (June 5), Sidney Samson and Kennedy Jones (June 12), Watermat (June 19) and, fresh off a main-stage set at the Sunset Music Festival, Borgeous (June 26). Click here.
-- Miami rapper Pouya is coming to the State Theatre on Aug. 13. Tickets are $20. Click here.
-- The lineup has been unveiled for the 10th annual Hot Dog Party, July 3 at Crowbar in Ybor City: Roadkill Ghost Choir, Samurai Shotgun, Wolf-Face, Poetry 'n Lotion, RGSM and more. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin