Music matters. It can connect us to a particular lifestyle, move us to dance, bring us to tears during our favourite films, and trigger powerful memories when we hear a certain melody. According to Petr Janata, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California, “What seems to happen is that a piece of familiar music serves as a soundtrack for a mental movie that starts playing in our head.” So just as music can evoke a visual memory, a particular image can also evoke an audial memory. And what better way to celebrate these memories than with a music t-shirt.
Personally, I recall the 1990s as a time of remembering live concerts by immortalising the night with a band t-shirt that you could only pick up at the venue. Every time you wore that t-shirt, the night and its sounds would come flooding back. Today music fans have all kinds of t-shirts on offer thanks to many talented indie artists & designers (and the internet!).
So without further ado, visit the Indie Minded website for a round-up of music-inspired t-shirts which can be found and purchased online.
Here’s a taste of what’s included in the round-up of 70 t-shirts…