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SoundBytes: Freestyle Explosion, GZA, Static-X, Rodney Crowell and more

Singer Stevie B performs at halftime of the Charlotte Hornets-Detroit Pistons NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Published Jun. 10

-- Eighties babies, rejoice: The Freestyle Explosion is heading back to Tampa. This year's edition hits the Yuengling Center on Sept. 14, and features a lineup including Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, the Original Cover Girls, Expose, Shannon, the Jets, Johnny O, Cynthia and Linear featuring Joey Restivo and Connie. Tickets are $35.50 and up. Click here.

-- The Wu-Tang Clan might not have any Tampa Bay dates booked in the near future, but GZA sure does. The Genius is coming to the Orpheum on Sept. 22. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

-- Static-X frontman Wayne Static died in 2014, but his bandmates have reformed and are heading on tour, with a show at the Orpheum slated for Nov. 16 alongside DevilDriver and Dope. Tickets are $30 and up. Click here.

-- Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. is performing at the Ritz Ybor on Sept. 19. Click here.

-- Tiger Army is performing at the Orpheum on Sept. 28, alongside Sadgirl and Kate Clover. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

-- Anberlin's Stephen Christian is performing at Crowbar on July 24. Click here.

-- Roots music legend Rodney Crowell is coming to the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre with the Quebe Sisters on Jan. 31. Tickets are $29 and up. Click here.

-- Comic Tom Papa is coming to the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre on Feb. 21. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

-- It seems there's quite a bit more work to do on the still-under-renovation State Theatre. The Long Beach Dub All Stars are moving their concert with the Aggrolites and Mike Pinto out of the State and into Jannus Live on July 18. Tickets will be honored, and are on sale now for $25 and up. Click here.

-- Shephard's Beach Resort is dropping new DJ show announcements left and right. Among them: Henry Fong (July 3, click here), Bonnie X Clyde (July 7, click here), Elephante with Benzi (July 14, click here) and, over Labor Day weekend, Sam Feldt (Aug. 31, click here) and Nervo (Sept. 1, click here).

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