Top 20 Concerts for May 2022

Royal Blood plays at 9:30 Club on May 19th! (Photo Credit: Mads Perch)

Making plans for live concerts to witness in May?

As usual, we have some advice. Pick well and enjoy! You could even see a show every day for the first week of May. Do it!

Top 20 Concerts for May

Emma G @ DC9 (5/1/22) (Pro Tip: This is Emma G’s I Am album release show.)

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

The Regrettes w/Alex Lahey @ Lincoln Theatre (5/3/22) (Pro Tip: We’ve seen both artists and can’t recommend them enough.)

Hatchie @ Songbyrd Music House (5/4/22) (Pro Tip: Come and witness the opening show of this dream pop Australian! Hatchie’s second album Giving The World Away (via Secretly Canadian) came out on April 22nd.)

Sunflower Bean @ Union Stage (5/5/22) (Pro Tip: Very, very good indie rock band from New York City. Check out our review from a previous show.)

The Owners @ Black Cat (5/6/22) (Pro Tip: Local band alert! Come out to see the band formed by the owners of Black Cat and a couple Black Cat staff!)

Gogol Bordello @ 9:30 Club (5/7/22) Sold Out (Pro Tip: Start wearing purple, this punk rock/gypsy punk band from New York City, formed by musicians all over the world will blow you away. Lead vocalist Eugene Hütz is Ukrainian so the band will be touring to help raise funds for victims of the Russian invasion.

Lucius @ 9:30 Club (5/9/22) (Pro Tip: See our review of a previous show by this harmonizing pop band.)

Interpol @ The Anthem (5/10/22)

Oh Wonder @ 9:30 Club (5/13/22)

HAIM w/Faye Webster @ The Anthem (5/13 & 5/14/22) 5/13 is Sold Out (Pro Tip: This will be a great bill, Faye Webster is also stellar, check out our review from a previous show.)

Royal Blood @ 9:30 Club (5/19/22) Sold Out (Pro Tip: Their latest album, Typhoons, is about as awesome of a rock album as you could want. Get to their show!)

Suzy Bogguss and Kathy Mattea @ The Birchmere (5/21/22)

Lo Moon @ DC9 (5/21/22)

Sarah Darling @ Pie Shop (5/22/22)

The Who @ Capital One Arena (5/23/22)

Anaïs Mitchell @ 9:30 Club (5/24/22) (Pro Tip: Also a member of the band Bonney Light Horseman and a playwright of Hadestown, Anaïs is touring for her self-titled 8th album!)

The Lumineers w/Caamp @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (5/25/22) (Pro Tip: Outdoor shows are ramping up for May.)

Broods w/Ella Vos @ Union Stage (5/27/22) (Pro Tip: Another two-step of excellent artists. The New Zealand siblings of Broods will floor you with their pop and electronic beats, and you can read about Ella Vos from a previous review.) Moved to Howard Theatre on 6/2/22!

Flowerbomb @ The Pocket (5/28/22)

The War on Drugs @ Pier Six Arena (Baltimore) (5/29/22)

Bonus Time!

Cut Copy @ 9:30 Club (5/6/22)

Gang of Youths @ Union Stage (5/13/22) Sold Out

Toby Lightman @ Jammin’ Java (5/21/22)

Knovo & Moozy @ Hill Country Live (5/27/22)

Anika @ Union Stage (5/30/22)

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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