Top 20 Concerts for April 2022

Watchhouse is performing at the 9:30 Club on April 15th! (Postponed)

Have you made your music plans for April?

Read this first! It will help you pick which artists and venues to focus on and where to generously give away your money in support of live music.

Find some old school artists, some local artists, and everything in between.

Top 20 Concerts for April

Outerloop & A Shrewdness of Apes @ Epicure Café (4/1/22) (Pro Tip: Local alternative and progressive bands playing in Fairfax, Virginia. Show is free, but they will take donations at the door for IROC, to raise money for new refugee neighbors from Ukraine, etc.)

Joseph @ Wolf Trap (4/2 & 4/3/22) (Pro Tip: Time to trek over to Wolf Trap to witness these three sisters harmonize famously.)

Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club (4/4/22) Sold Out

Yumi Zouma @ Black Cat (4/9/22) (Pro Tip: Fantastic dream pop band from New Zealand! Check out our review of their last show in DC.)

Cowboy Junkies @ The Birchmere (4/10/22) (Pro Tip: Don’t lie, you know you want to hear the velvety smooth “Sweet Jane” performed live.)

Spoon (with Margaret Glaspy) @ 9:30 Club (4/11 & 4/12/22) (Pro Tip: Both shows are sold out, but try the link on their site to 9:30 Club’s official fan ticket exchange, Lyte.)

Pillow Queens @ Songbyrd Music House (4/11/22) (Pro Tip: An indie rock band from Dublin, Ireland, this is an excellent reason to head to Songbyrd, especially if you haven’t been to their new location yet!)

The Districts @ 9:30 Club (4/13/22) (Pro Tip: Great live! I have seen them twice now, and if you’ve missed them so far, correct that immediately! Check out our review from a previous show.)

Watchhouse @ 9:30 Club (4/15/22) (Pro Tip: Formerly Mandolin Orange, this folk duo is great! Check out our review from a previous show.) POSTPONED DUE TO CAR ACCIDENT. They will be fine.

Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Union Stage (4/17/22) (Pro Tip: Alynda Segarra singing Americana and folk music!)

Jack White @ The Anthem (4/19/22) (Pro Tip: Jack is touring for his latest album, Entering Heaven Alive. He will rock your ass off.)

Del Amitri @ The Birchmere (4/19/22) (Pro Tip: I used to jam to their Greatest Hits album. Might do it again, thank you.)

BSO Presents: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert @ Strathmore (4/22/22) (Pro Tip: Hum “The Imperial March”energetically, you will.)

Lights @ 9:30 Club (4/22/22)

Pedro the Lion @ Black Cat (4/23/22) (Pro Tip: Check out this indie band from Seattle. A number of friends have been talking up the lead singer, David Bazan, lately since he restarted the band in 2017.)

The Weather Station @ Union Stage (4/25/22) (Pro Tip: This is a reschedule from earlier in the year. Should be a good one, don’t hesitate to join this Canadian folk band and lead vocalist, Tamara Lindeman, at Union Stage.)

Caroline Spence @ City Winery DC (4/28/22) 

Flowerbomb (opening for Allie X) @ Union Stage (4/30/22) (Local Music Alert! Check out our interview of Flowerbomb’s Rachel Kline and get a ticket to the show! They are also playing at Comet Ping Pong on 4/14/22.)

Candlebox @ City Winery DC (4/30/22) (Pro Tip: Get your Seattle 90’s grunge fix. They will be performing unplugged.)

Bonus

(Never believe someone that says they will highlight only 20 concerts. Way too few.)

The Airborne Toxic Event @ 9:30 Club (4/2 & 4/3/22) (Pro Tip: Sunday’s show is sold out, and Saturday’s is a late show!)

Dorothy @ The Recher (MD) (4/12/22) (Pro Tip: This is in Towson, Maryland, but worth the trip! Take a look at our review of a previous show.)

We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Black Cat (4/15/22)

Charlie Burg @ DC9 (4/15/22) Sold Out (Pro Tip: Soulful and smooth, give Charlie Burg a shot.)

@ 9:30 Club (4/17/22)

The Pretty Reckless @ Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena (Baltimore) (4/20/22) (Pro Tip: Their album Death by Rock and Roll was among my favorites from 2021. It will blow you away.) 

Adia Victoria @ Miracle Theatre (4/21/22)

Jawbreaker @ The Fillmore Silver Spring (4/24/22) (Pro Tip: They are touring on the 25th Anniversary of their fourth album, Dear You.)

Land of Talk @ Jammin Java (4/30/22)

How about a preview of early May?

Emma G @ DC9 (5/1/22) (Pro Tip: Local music alert! Emma’s I Am album release show!)

Born Ruffians @ Union Stage (5/2/22)

The Regrettes (w/Alex Lahey) @ Lincoln Theatre (5/3/22)

Hatchie @ Songbyrd Music House (5/4/22)

Sunflower Bean @ Union Stage (5/5/22)

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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