Gaelic Storm in Concert at Jergel’s; CHMH Hosts Switchfoot (Wed., 2/27/19)

1) Gaelic Storm, who will soon blow into Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, became one of the world’s most popular Irish bands overnight when they were featured in the blockbuster of blockbusters, Titanic. The group was seen entertaining the third-class passengers in the ship’s steerage section. Since then, they have maintained their place as one of the  leading ambassadors of all things Irish, recording every famous Celtic song there is and writing a few of their own. The band, however, strangely has had difficulty keeping a fiddler for more than a few years, that position apparently being to them what the drummer is to Spinal Tap (minus the spontaneous combustion, of course). However, Katie Grennan has in recent years solidified that position. Their most recent album is 2017’s Go Climb a Tree. 8 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. (EC, RH)

2) Switchfoot, an alternative rock quintet from San Diego, California, digs deep when writing songs. Listen to the cathartic opening track to this year’s Native Tongue, “Let It Happen.” Switchfoot will perform at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. Hello Hurricane, the group’s seventh LP, won a Grammy for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album in 2011. Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker open. 8 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. (CM)