TALive Weekend Picks 8/8-8/10: Peter Murphy, Atlanta Silverbacks, MN United, and more!

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Happy Friday and happy (almost) weekend! There’s plenty of super fun stuff to do this weekend, so plan your weekend wisely!

Friday, August 8th

2U and Almost Journey
Where: The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia

There’s definitely something to be said about tribute bands; to love a band’s entire discography so much that it becomes the basis of forming your own outfit. This is true of almost any cover band and it’s certainly no less true for 2U and Almost Journey.  The band members of both groups are the same, but the style and glamour they bring to the originals couldn’t be more unique. Both bands display an obvious dedication and devotion to the bands they cover and it’s clear that they don’t intend to stop believin’ in what they do.

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Saturday, August 9th

Peter Murphy
Where: The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia

He’s been called the Godfather of Goth and rightfully so. Peter Murphy is best known for his storied work as frontman and vocalist for legendary Goth rock band Bauhaus. These days he acts as a solo musician and painter, still a force no less powerful. Peter Murphy’s unparalleled cellar-door voice has permeated and inspired generations of music, fashion, and lifestyles, and in the countless culture wars over the last three and a half decades, he sits on the dark throne. Artists and fans continue to inherit, reinterpret, and entrust his influence.

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Minnesota United FC vs. FC Edmonton
Where: National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota

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Atlanta Silverbacks vs. New York Cosmos
Where: Atlanta Silverbacks Park in Doraville, Georgia

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Pilot Light presents: Kyle Kinane
Where: The Pilot Light in Knoxville, Tennesee

Kyle Kinane is a comedian seen on Comedy Central and Conan, as well as peddling his wares in lands near and far. His mother is finally accepting his life choice. Opening the show will be Knoxville comedians Jay Kendrick (host), Angela Garrone, and Matt Chadourne. Kyle will play two shows on Saturday at the Pilot Light, one at 8pm and 10:15pm.

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Rally in the Alley
Where: Delaware Music Academy in Delaware, Ohio

Last summer, Delaware Music Academy designed a contemporary music program called ROCKSHOP to students in realistic rehearsal and performance environments. Since then, ROCKSHOP has turned into a music festival that allows DMA student bands to play alongside professional acts. Rally in the Alley will see performances from DMA student bands, Three Ton Toad, The Fabulous Johnson Brothers, and Bad Medicine a Tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey with food & beer courtesy of Backstretch Bar.

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Sunday, August 10th

KSU Back to School Concert featuring von Grey
Where: Bailey Performance Center, Morgan Hall in Kennesaw, Georgia

Celebrate the end of summer and start the school year off right with a back-to-school concert featuring Atlanta-based indie-alt-folk band von Grey!

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SUNDAZE
Where: W Hotel-Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia

Soak up the sunning season with SUNDAZE: keeping Atlantans cool during the dog days of summer – inviting friends and neighbors to sip signature cocktails at the WET bar, dip in the infinity pool and indulge in Sunday jam-sessions with the hottest DJs in town. There’s nothing like a summer in the city, and with W Atlanta – Buckhead’s SUNDAZE day pass, you’ll be having hot fun in no time.

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Michigan Track Classic
Where: Saline High School Track Stadium

Building on the success of the 2013 Running Institute Mile, meet organizers have announced the creation of a new event, the 2014 Michigan Track Classic. The event, to be held August 10th, will feature Olympians and other world-class athletes competing in an invitational men’s mile and an international women’s 800-meter race.

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