Posted on by Oran

Has the Irish Rock & Metal scene ever been in ruder health as it is right now? We don’t seem to think so! From Stoner/Doom to Thrash, Metalcore and straight-up hard rock, Ireland is on fire right now and two of the most exciting new bands that have burst onto the scene are going head to head in Whelan’s tomorrow night (Thursday, September 6th).

Bringing a scorching Summer at Whelan’s to a close this year are two of Ireland’s most talked about newcomers on the heavy music scene.

Recently signed to Australia’s Golden Robot Records, Jailbirds are a half-Mick-half-Aussie powerhouse of raw, original classic rock beer-anthems. Their explosive energy rivals that of their artistic parents AC/DC and Thin Lizzy. Having been featured in Classic Rock Magazine and opening for legendary acts such as Anvil, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and The Answer, Jailbirds may be the youngest band holding their own in the Classic Rock genre.

Check out their video for “One Hell of a Fight” below;

Jet Fuel Chemistry is a hard rock sextet of riff-driven, groove-laden, punch-your-mates modern rock. Seeing the gap between Dublin’s Indie Rock and Heavy Metal scenes, the band successfully set out to repair the divide. The band will be opening up for Grammy winners Halestorm in Belfast next week following with a hand-picked slot for Hed P.E.’s show in Dublin later this year.  JFC are not the band you want to miss this year.

Hard Rockin’ Grand Slam has been brought to you by both the bands aiming to showcase not only each others vast capabilities, but the huge local demand for a few beers and good time with no message or purpose beyond Rock’n’Roll.  It doesn’t matter what generation you are, what way you vote, who you backed on Love Island. JFC and Jailbirds cordially invite you to let the hair down and let loose one last night before the dreary months settle in.

Admission is €10.00 but if you want to get on the ‘cheap listuse this link and private message your name using the ‘message host’ option.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2018