Band merch is like an exclusive club: you had to be there to get it. Or did you? With the rise of retro tees, there’s no way of telling whether someone actually went to that Metallica gig or if they just found it on the rails of their local vintage spot. Or, for that matter, in the Urban Outfitters Music Shop.
From vinyl to posters, record players, and band merch, the Urban Outfitters Music Shop is one of the retailer’s biggest hidden gems. While it’s very easy to lose an hour scrolling through the various music avenues in the shop, we thought we’d streamline your experience by rounding up some of the best band T-shirts.
Band T-shirts are a complete wardrobe staple in spring and summer, but it’s essential that you pick the right one both in terms of artist and aesthetics. Below, we’ve put together 9 band T-shirts from the Urban Outfitters Music Shop that are failproof.
Shop the best band T-shirts from the Urban Outfitters Music Shop below.
Nirvana In Utero Muscle Tee
While the Nevermind album cover will always outshine any other Nirvana release, we think that In Utero is an underrated graphic and shows a deeper-than-surface knowledge of the iconic band.
Korn Swing Set Album Cover Tee
For all those who grew up listening to Korn: meet your new favorite summer T-shirt. For all those who didn't: you really missed out.
Tupac Me Against The World Tee
Band T-shirts often fall at the style hurdle. This Tupac tee features a simple color palette and an understated graphic which means that it passes with flying colors.
Tool Logo Tee
Arguably the best graphic in today's roundup, this Tool band T-shirt stands up on style points alone, regardless of the band it represents. If you're a Tool fan, then it's a double whammy.
Grateful Dead Dancing Skeletons Tee
Grateful Dead merch has had a meteoric rise to mainstream stardom in recent years, thanks in no small part to a certain Nike collaboration. If you're looking to spend a bit less but adorn your fits with the band's signature dancing bears, this tee is a winner.
Mac Miller Circles Tee
Plain white tees go a long way in spring and summer, and this understated iteration features the tracklist of the late, great Mac Miller's Circles to the reverse.
OutKast Hotlanta Tee-
Few merch styles can match the '90s hip-hop tee. This OutKast tee pays homage to Atlanta, the birthplace of so much good music.
Skim Milk X David Bowie Tee
Bowie's trailblazing style is hard (read: impossible) to replicate, so there's no point trying to design something wild in an attempt to do so. Instead, this simple, off-white tee does the job with restraint.
Notorious B.I.G. I Got A Story To Tell Tee
The Notorious B.I.G. told many stories in his short career, but few were as well written as the lyrics of "I Got A Story To Tell". Don this tee when you're bumping the track this summer.
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