By Morgan Bryce
Downtown Opelika’s Eighth and Rail will be the city’s destination for live music later this month as “The Great Affairs” and “Odd Alice” are scheduled for performances Aug. 24 and 25.
Following is a breakdown of both bands and ticketing details for each:
Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. – “The Great Affairs”
Since the 2009 release of their self-titled album “The Great Affairs,” they have made a name through extensive touring and four additional albums that seamlessly blend pop and rock n’ roll.
Inspired by 80s influences like “KISS” and “Queen” and modern-day acts like “The Gaslight Anthem” and “The Stereophonics,” they have been dubbed as “a surefire cure for your ailing rock n’ roll heart,” according to Modern Songwriter music critic Eric Allen.
The band’s most recent studio effort, “Six Pack,” was a collection of classic hits from 70s groups including “Thin Lizzy,” “Fleetwood Mac” and
Show time is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through www.bandsintown.com.
Aug. 25 – 8:30 p.m. “Odd Alice”
Originally from Eufaula, “Odd Alice” is an 80s, 90s, and 2000s popular rock cover band influenced by groups like “The Black Crows,” “Rage Against the Machine,” “Marshall Tucker Band” and more.
This will be their second show at Eighth and Rail, and serve as an anniversary celebration, according to their Facebook page.
During the concert, patrons will be able to purchase sushi and slices of the bar’s acclaimed cheesecake.
The show is scheduled to last from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show.
For more information or to view a full events schedule, like and follow the Eighth and Rail Facebook page. The establishment is located at 807 S. Railroad Ave.