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SoundBytes: Super Freestyle Explosion, Pennywise, A-Trak, Wolfgang Gartner and more



-- The Super Freestyle Explosion is coming back to Tampa with another gigantic lineup of hit pop artists from the '80s. Among them: Stevie B (above, Because I Love You (The Postman Song)), Lisa Lisa (Head To Toe), Expose (Point of No Return), Shannon (Let the Music Play), Sweet Sensation's Betty Dee (Hooked On You), Noel (Silent Morning), Trinere (All Night), Connie (Funky Little Beat), the Jets (You Got It All) and Stacey Q (Two of Hearts). Tickets are $34.50 and up. Click here.

-- Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor is returning to Ybor City on Oct. 26-27, with bands like Propagandhi and Less Than Jake on the bill. And now a big, unrelated punk show is happening at the Ritz Ybor on the second night of the event: Pennywise with Strung Out, Unwritten Law and Runaway Kids on Oct. 27. Tickets are $21.50 and up. Click here.

-- Wolfgang Gartner will headline half of Shephard's Beach Resort's Fourth of July Weekend festivities in Clearwater Beach. After Vanilla Ice rocks the mic like a vandal on July 2, DJs Gartner, Cheat Codes, Joe Maz and more will perform on July 3. Click here.

-- Also coming to Shephard's Beach Resort: Renowned turntablist and DJ A-Trak alongside EC Twins on July 17. Click here.

-- Queensryche (the version without Geoff Tate) is coming back to Tampa Bay, this time at the Cuban Club in Ybor City on Dec. 1. Tickets are $19.99 and up. Click here.

-- Staind singer Aaron Lewis is returning to the Dallas Bull on Feb. 10. Click here for details.

-- Men at Work singer Colin Hay is returning to the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Feb. 19. Tickets are $29.50 and up. Click here.

-- Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are coming to the Capitol Theatre on Feb. 25. Tickets are $40 and up. Click here.

-- British hard rockers Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats are coming to the State Theatre for a rare Florida show. Tickets are $23-$25. Click here.

-- Finish Ticket is coming to the Local 662 on Oct. 15 with Run River North and Irontom. Tickets are $17 and up. Click here.

-- Flotsam and Jetsam and Sanctuary have postponed their summer tour, which was to bring them to the State Theatre on July 22, until fall. Refunds will be issued at point of purchase. Click here.

-- It appears District 3, the nightclub in downtown Tampa that's existed as a hip-hop and EDM club, is getting new life as a rock venue. According to Ticketmaster, Candlebox will perform there on July 31 ($25 and up, click here).

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Monday, June 20, 2016 4:46pm]


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