Top 20 Concerts for April 2023

Drive-By Truckers play at the 9:30 Club for two nights in April! (Photo Credit: Brantley Guitierrez)
Drive-By Truckers play at the 9:30 Club for two nights in April! (Photo Credit: Brantley Guitierrez)

What concerts have you got on your radar for April? Expand your horizons with these options.

Here’s our highly curated, never matched since 2017 list of concerts for the month of April. If you’ve been skipping concerts in 2023, stop that immediately and give some of these artists a chance!

Note: If you want some local DC-based bands/artists, we’ve highlighted local artists in bright red.

Top 20 Concerts for April

The 35th Annual Wammie Music Awards @ Capital Turnaround (4/1/23) Sold Out (Not a concert, but a celebration of DC’s local music scene.)

Sophie B. Hawkins @ The Hamilton (4/1/23)

Titus Andronicus @ Black Cat (4/4/23) (Not just a Shakespeare tragedy, but also a New Jersey punk rock band shredding since 2005 and touring for their seventh album, The Will To Live (via Merge). Get there!).

Bikini Kill @ The Fillmore Silver Spring (4/4 & 4/6/23)

Worriers @ Comet Ping Pong (4/5/23) (This NYC punk rock band is touring for their fourth album, Warm Blanket.)

VÉRITÉ @ Union Stage (4/8/23) (Indie pop artist VÉRITÉ (aka Kelsey Regina Byrne) released her third album last year, Love You Forever (via Indepedent). Go to the show, you will enjoy!)

Lucius @ Rams Head Live (4/12/23) (Head to Baltimore for the excellent harmonies of Lucius! Here is our review of a previous show.)

Codeine @ Black Cat (4/14/23) (This 1990’s indie rock (also referred to as slowcore) band returns for their first show in DC in 30 years! Let’s slowly rock!)

The Owners (opening for Fake Names) @ Black Cat (4/16/23) (The Owners are the owners of the Black Cat plus a couple employees.)

Soul Meets Body, KINDA EVIL, Quicksilver Dream @ Pie Shop (4/16/23) (Three local DC bands, should be a fun night. I can attest to KINDA EVIL being legit!)

MARO @ DC9 (4/17/23)

Monsoon w/ Flowerbomb + Grady @ The Pocket (4/20/23) (The openers represent a great local DC line-up, don’t miss this one!)

Built to Spill @ 9:30 Club (4/20/23)

M83 @ The Anthem (4/22/23) (Bring on the dulcet tones of “Midnight City”.)

The Batman Live in Concert @ Warner Theatre (4/22/23) (The soundtrack to the film The Batman performed live in this traveling ‘DC In Concert’ series. DC as in Detective Comics, of course, not our city.)

Outerloop w/ Andrew Grossman + Sweet Dream @ The Pocket (4/23/23)

Tenille Townes @ Union Stage (4/27/23) (Canadian Country music!)

Pedro the Lion @ Black Cat (4/28/23)

Drive-by Truckers @ 9:30 Club (4/29 & 4/30/23) 4/29 Sold Out ((Incredibly this Southern rock band just released their 14th album, Welcome 2 Club XIII (via ATO Records). And check out our review from a previous show!)

Fucked Up @ Union Stage (4/30/23)


(I posit you can never have enough shows on a list, so let’s go deeper!)

HEALTH @ Union Stage (4/2/23) (See our review of a previous show.)

Eagles @ CFG Bank Arena (4/8/23) (If you need a reason to go to Baltimore, the Eagles are good! That’s just my opinion, man!)

Ripe @ 9:30 Club (4/13/23) Sold Out

Caroline Rose @ 9:30 Club (4/14/23)

Black Belt Eagle Scout @ Songbyrd Music House (4/18/23) (Check out our review from a previous show!)

Onyx @ Black Cat (4/21/23) (30th Anniversary! Slam!)

July Talk @ Songbryd Music House (4/22/23)

Adi Oasis @ DC9 (4/22/23) (Soul, jazz, funk!)

Homes at Night (opening for Saint Motel) @ 9:30 Club (4/26/23) Sold Out (These Nashville alt-rockers just released their debut EP, If You Were a Stranger (via Hazel Street Records)).

Tomberlin @ DC9 (4/28/23)

NEWSKI @ Pearl Street Warehouse (4/28/23) 

Project Glow Fest @ RFK Festival Grounds (4/29 & 4/30/23) (The ultimate two day electronic dance party festival in DC. It got loud last year in the surrounding Capitol Hill neighborhood!)

May Preview

The Wallflowers @ The Birchmere (5/1/23) Sold Out

Amy Grant @ The Birchmere (5/2 & 5/9/23) 5/2 Sold Out

Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ The Anthem (5/3/23) Sold Out

Calista Garcia @ Pearl Street Warehouse (5/4/23)

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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