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Help a struggling Tampa Bay band. Buy a T-shirt.

There are no concerts, but you can support Tampa Bay’s music scene through this virtual catalog of more than 40 local band T-shirts.
This composite image showcases T-shirts by a handful of Tampa Bay bands. Clockwise from top left: Resinated, Vetnough, Discord Theory, Set and Setting, Crownz and Samurai Shotgun.
This composite image showcases T-shirts by a handful of Tampa Bay bands. Clockwise from top left: Resinated, Vetnough, Discord Theory, Set and Setting, Crownz and Samurai Shotgun. [ Composite image ]
Published Apr. 15, 2020|Updated Apr. 25, 2020

With social distancing all but killing the live concert industry, Tampa Bay artists are taking their shows online, streaming performances from their homes in hopes of tips and donations.

A few of them have taken their merch booths online, too.

And with the timetable unclear on when people can once again gather in groups, purchasing a T-shirt from a Tampa Bay band might be the best way to float them a little extra cash.

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In some cases, the bands had already designed and printed extra T-shirts in advance of a since-postponed tour. In others, they’re unloading older shirts at prices far below the $40 or $50 you’d expect to pay for a shirt at a concert by a major arena act.

Either way, purchasing one of these tees is a quick way to cop some stylish new threads while supporting a struggling scene.

Related: Musicians, performers devastated by coronavirus: 'This is catastrophic'

Here, in alphabetical order, is a virtual catalog of more than 40 Tampa Bay artists with T-shirts for sale online.

Alexander and the Grapes: In addition to vinyl records and other music and merch, long-running St. Petersburg indie folk outfit Alexander and the Grapes has this $17 tee for sale via Bandcamp. Click here. (And you can also find a tee from Alexander Charos’s other group the Venus here.)

St. Petersburg indie folk band Alexander and the Grapes is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp.
St. Petersburg indie folk band Alexander and the Grapes is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Alexander and the Grapes ]

Ari Chi: The singer-songwriter has three styles of T-shirt commemorating her 2019 EP Lost in the Hues. You can get them in white, black or yellow for $25 apiece. Click here.

Ari Chi is selling this T-shirt through her online store.
Ari Chi is selling this T-shirt through her online store. [ Courtesy of Ari Chi ]

Big Baby Scumbag: Okay, it’s not a T-shirt, but how can we not link to this $25 trucker cap celebrating Tampa rapper Big Baby Scumbag? After all, the man is doing his part to combat the coronavirus by selling hand sanitizer through his online store, and that’s already sold out. Click here.

Tampa rapper Big Baby Scumbag is selling this trucker cap through his online store.
Tampa rapper Big Baby Scumbag is selling this trucker cap through his online store. [ Courtesy of Big Baby Scumbag ]

Greg Billings Band: Odds are you’ve probably seen Billings’s rock group pop up at some festival or charity show in town. But if you’re a real Tampa original, you may remember his popular early-'80s band, the nationally signed Stranger. You can pick up a Stranger T-shirt on Billings’ website starting at $30. Click here.

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Greg Billings is selling this T-shirt for his old band Stranger on his website.
Greg Billings is selling this T-shirt for his old band Stranger on his website. [ Courtesy of Greg Billings ]

Billy Mays III: Fittingly for the son of late TV pitchman Billy Mays, the St. Petersburg experimental artist has merch available on multiple platforms for multiple musical outlets, including Infinite Third and Mouth Council. Click here and here.

St. Petersburg musician Billy Mays III is selling T-shirts for his musical projects Infinite Third and Mouth Council via Bandcamp and Teespring.
St. Petersburg musician Billy Mays III is selling T-shirts for his musical projects Infinite Third and Mouth Council via Bandcamp and Teespring. [ Courtesy of Billy Mays III ]

Blackbird Morning: St. Petersburg rock band Blackbird Morning is mostly quarantined together, and still writing songs, according to their social media. Until you can get out and hear them, check out their store, which has several tees starting at $15.

St. Petersburg band Blackbird Morning is selling these T-shirts and tank tops via their online store.
St. Petersburg band Blackbird Morning is selling these T-shirts and tank tops via their online store. [ Courtesy of Blackbird Morning ]

J.T. Brown: The rootsy Tampa singer has been “putting food on my table” through donations via live-streamed concerts, he said, “but people are becoming exhausted by the sheer number of them.” This $25 T-shirt was designed by artist Sarah Rupp. Click here.

Tampa musician J.T. Brown is selling this T-shirt through his online merch store.
Tampa musician J.T. Brown is selling this T-shirt through his online merch store. [ Courtesy of J.T. Brown ]

Cottondale Swamp: Profess your love of “Florida swamp rock” with a $22 tee from these Weeki Wachee Southern rockers. Click here.

Weeki Wachee group Cottondale Swamp is selling this T-shirt through their web store.
Weeki Wachee group Cottondale Swamp is selling this T-shirt through their web store. [ Courtesy of Cottondale Swamp ]

Crownz: Young synth-pop group Crownz won a band battle for an opening slot at last year’s 97X Next Big Thing festival in Tampa. They still have an array of brightly colored tees starting at $15 on their website. Click here.

Alt-pop band Crownz is selling this T-shirt through their online store.
Alt-pop band Crownz is selling this T-shirt through their online store. [ Courtesy of Crownz ]

DieAlps!: The Tampa indie rock group led by husband and wife Frank and Connie Calcaterra just released a new album, More Important Things, and is selling tees and tanks for as low as $5 via Bandcamp. Click here.

Tampa indie band DieAlps! is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp.
Tampa indie band DieAlps! is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of DieAlps! ]

Discord Theory: This Tampa rock group, which played the Gasparilla Music Festival in March, has an array of T-shirts, including this $25 one dubbed the “Party Beer Tee.” Worth it for the title alone. Click here.

Tampa rock band Discord Theory is selling this T-shirt through its web store.
Tampa rock band Discord Theory is selling this T-shirt through its web store. [ Courtesy of Discord Theory ]

The Easy Button: Tampa power-pop outfit the Easy Button has a handful of shirts on Bandcamp that lean into whimsy and nostalgia, with designs incorporating turtles, merry-go-grounds and a group of vintage gamers. Click here.

Tampa band the Easy Button sells this shirt through Bandcamp.
Tampa band the Easy Button sells this shirt through Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of the Easy Button ]

Jordan Esker and the Hundred Percent: Designed by St. Petersburg firm Wax and Hive, this $15 T-shirt comes with a bonus download of the band’s 2018 album Fail to Learn. Click here.

Jordan Esker and the Hundred Percent are selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp.
Jordan Esker and the Hundred Percent are selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Jordan Esker and the Hundred Percent ]

FayRoy: Beachy Pinellas psych-rockers FayRoy have a nice selection of tees in their merch store, including several 2019 styles and vintage options including a nice tie-dye one. Styles start at $15. Click here.

FayRoy is selling this T-shirt via its online store.
FayRoy is selling this T-shirt via its online store. [ Courtesy of FayRoy ]

Fever Beam: The Tampa three-piece was set to play South by Southwest before that festival was cancelled. But you can still buy a handful of vintage-styled tees, buttons and more via Bandcamp, with shirts starting as low as $10. Click here.

Tampa band Fever Beam is selling this shirt on Bandcamp.
Tampa band Fever Beam is selling this shirt on Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Cigar City Management ]

Gino and the Goons: You know you’re rock 'n' roll when the two T-shirt choices you offer your fans are snakes and skulls. Both versions are $12 and come in a variety of colors. Click here.

St. Petersburg rock band Gino and the Goons is selling these T-shirts via Bandcamp.
St. Petersburg rock band Gino and the Goons is selling these T-shirts via Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Gino and the Goons ]

Glove: In what seems like a missed opportunity, you can’t buy Glove gloves on Glove’s Bandcamp store. You can’t buy a bundle of the Tampa group’s stylish tees, either, as several styles are sold out. But you can buy this chic ringer tee for $25. Click here.

Tampa band Glove is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp.
Tampa band Glove is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Glove ]

Haunting Portraits: With a just-released album, That Which Looks Far Away, available for purchase, the Tampa alt-rock group has several T-shirt designs on sale for $10 apiece. The Tide Pods design is a winner. Click here.

Tampa band Haunting Portraits is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp.
Tampa band Haunting Portraits is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Haunting Portraits ]

Have Gun, Will Travel: The Bradenton Americana group is a familiar presence across Tampa Bay, performing at just about every club and festival you can name. Their online store features one T-shirt, $15, in classic black and white. Click here.

Bradenton band Have Gun, Will Travel sells this T-shirt via their online store.
Bradenton band Have Gun, Will Travel sells this T-shirt via their online store. [ Courtesy of Have Gun, Will Travel ]

The Hip Abduction: Since forming in St. Petersburg, the fusion band has cultivated a proper national following, having played major festivals and venues like Red Rocks. Accordingly, they’ve got an enormous online store selling tons of merch, including patches, flying discs and tons of tees. Click here.

The Hip Abduction has an array of T-shirts on sale via their online store.
The Hip Abduction has an array of T-shirts on sale via their online store. [ Courtesy of the Hip Abduction ]

The Jackettes: This St. Pete band’s lone T-shirt on Bandcamp is simple yet effective, and pretty straightforward rock 'n' roll. Kind of like the music of the Jackettes. Click here.

The Jackettes are selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp.
The Jackettes are selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of the Jackettes ]

King Complex: Between their videos and stage presence, St. Petersburg alt-pop outfit King Complex is a pretty visual band. So you might as well rock one of their T-shirts or tank tops, which are available for $20 and up online, or as part of a bundle that includes music, too. Click here.

This composite image shows two T-shirts sold by St. Petersburg band King Complex via their online store.
This composite image shows two T-shirts sold by St. Petersburg band King Complex via their online store. [ Photo courtesy of King Complex ]

La Lucha: The jazz-pop trio, popular for their unique spins on household-name hits, has one $15 T-shirt for sale via Bandcamp, but it’s a good one, with a sweetly folksy story on the front. Click here.

The band La Lucha is selling these T-shirts via Bandcamp.
The band La Lucha is selling these T-shirts via Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of La Lucha ]

Mountain Holler: St. Petersburg alt-folk singer-songwriter Mark Etherington just launched a new line of $25 tees via local screen printer WovePrint, and if you aren’t in the market for a shirt featuring a raccoon hermit during these tough times, we don’t know what to tell you. Click here.

St. Petersburg singer-songwriter Mountain Holler created this shirt with local screen printers WovePrint.
St. Petersburg singer-songwriter Mountain Holler created this shirt with local screen printers WovePrint. [ Courtesy of Mountain Holler ]

Nightmarer: Every good death metal band needs an illegible logo. But you don’t have to be a death metal fan to appreciate the awesomeness of a skeleton playing a skeletonized cello. Nightmarer’s shirts start for just $10 on Bandcamp. Click here.

Nightmarer is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp.com.
Nightmarer is selling this T-shirt on Bandcamp.com. [ Courtesy of Nightmarer. ]

Obituary: The Tampa death metal legends had to postpone their spring tour with Black Label Society (they’re now scheduled to play Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Aug. 23), but that’s not stopping them from selling their original 2020 tour merch, including shirts for $15 and up. Buy a souvenir from a show that never happened! Click here.

Tampa death metal band Obituary sold these T-shirts on their since-postponed spring tour.
Tampa death metal band Obituary sold these T-shirts on their since-postponed spring tour. [ Courtesy of Obituary ]

Photo Fire: The St. Petersburg indie band’s had a big year, releasing a lush new album, Foreign Voice, and performing at the Gasparilla Music Festival -- one of Tampa’s last big concert events before social distancing. They’ve got several $15 T-shirts for sale through Bandcamp. Click here.

St. Petersburg band Photo Fire is selling this T-shirt through Bandcamp.
St. Petersburg band Photo Fire is selling this T-shirt through Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Photo Fire ]

Pohgoh: Singer Susie Ulrey and her husband, Keith Ulrey are at the center of the Tampa music scene, playing in this popular indie band, operating Microgroove Records and running the Tampa label New Granada. They’ve got a couple of $8 shirts for sale on Big Cartel, including one with caricatures of the Ulreys themselves. Click here.

Tampa indie band Pohgoh has a couple of T-shirt varieties for sale via Big Cartel.
Tampa indie band Pohgoh has a couple of T-shirt varieties for sale via Big Cartel. [ Courtesy of Pohgoh ]

Resinated: The reggae-rock band missed out on playing this year’s Reggae Rise Up festival in St. Petersburg (at least in March; the fest has since been rescheduled for October). But they’re still slinging several styles of merch, including this $24.99 tee. Click here.

Resinated is selling this T-shirt through its online store.
Resinated is selling this T-shirt through its online store. [ Courtesy of Resinated ]

The Ries Brothers: The Belleair Bluffs natives tend to keep a busy touring schedule, but their spring run was interrupted by the coronavirus. They have several T-shirts for sale in their store, featuring iguanas, bears, sunsets and dreamcatchers. They start at $20. Click here.

The Ries Brothers are selling this shirt on their online store.
The Ries Brothers are selling this shirt on their online store. [ Courtesy of the Ries Brothers ]

Samurai Shotgun: Prog-metal-hip-hop-fusion outfit Samurai Shotgun splits time between Tampa and Atlanta, but their various T-shirts, starting at $20, would pass as stylish streetwear in any city. Click here.

Samurai Shotgun is selling this T-shirt through its online store.
Samurai Shotgun is selling this T-shirt through its online store. [ Courtesy of Samurai Shotgun ]

Set and Setting: The music of St. Petersburg post-rock instrumentalists Set and Setting feels pretty fitting in these apocalyptic times, so you might as well dress the part while streaming it. They’ve got several designs available on their website starting for $15. Click here.

St. Petersburg band Set and Setting sells this T-shirt through its online merch store.
St. Petersburg band Set and Setting sells this T-shirt through its online merch store. [ Courtesy of Set and Setting ]

Shurwood: Tampa alt-rockers Shurwood have sold out of several styles of T-shirt since releasing their latest album Changing Face, but they are still selling this style for $15. Click here.

Tampa band Shurwood is selling this T-shirt through Bandcamp.
Tampa band Shurwood is selling this T-shirt through Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Shurwood ]

Siren: Hailing from Brandon, ’80s metal band Siren has a couple of styles of shirts available on their Bandcamp, including a $15 tank top for all you beachside sirens out there. Click here.

Brandon metal band Siren is selling this tank top through its Bandcamp page.
Brandon metal band Siren is selling this tank top through its Bandcamp page. [ Courtesy of Siren ]

Sister Kill Cycle: Props to the Tampa metal band for branding their own face mask. If you’d rather keep it casual in a T-shirt, they’ve got several, including one for their since-postponed spring 2020 tour. Click here.

Tampa metal band Sister Kill Cycle is selling this shirt through their online store.
Tampa metal band Sister Kill Cycle is selling this shirt through their online store. [ Courtesy of Sister Kill Cycle ]

Soapbox Soliloquy: Jasmine Deja’s experimental indie project has only a couple of T-shirts for sale via Bandcamp, but they include this cool $15 tie-dye V-neck that looks like it came straight from Haight-Ashbury. Click here.

St. Petersburg band Soapbox Soliloquy is selling this tie-dye T-shirt through Bandcamp.
St. Petersburg band Soapbox Soliloquy is selling this tie-dye T-shirt through Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Soapbox Soliloquy ]

Soul Circus Cowboys: Hillsborough County country outfit Soul Circus Cowboys play festivals and shows all over the area, so there’s a good chance you’ve already seen merch like this pink $25 tank top out and about. Click here.

Soul Circus Cowboys sell this tank top on their online store.
Soul Circus Cowboys sell this tank top on their online store. [ Courtesy of Soul Circus Cowboys ]

Vetnough: This Clearwater indie group’s $20 T-shirt looks like a cool Rorschach test until you flip it upside down, and realize it’s actually a silhouette of the trio. Click here.

Vetnough is selling this T-shirt through its online store.
Vetnough is selling this T-shirt through its online store. [ Courtesy of Vetnough ]

Victims of Circumstance: The Clearwater ska-punk band recently released a new album, Five, but now cannot tour behind it. But you can choose from an array of merch items from their online store, including T-shirts starting at $15. Click here.

Clearwater ska-punk band Victims of Circumstance is selling this shirt in their online store.
Clearwater ska-punk band Victims of Circumstance is selling this shirt in their online store. [ Courtesy of Victims of Circumstance ]

WD-HAN: Alt-rock band WD-HAN has a slew of merch items for sale via its well-stocked web store, including coffee mugs, tote bags, tank tops and children’s hoodies. Click here.

Clearwater band WD-HAN is selling this T-shirt through their online store.
Clearwater band WD-HAN is selling this T-shirt through their online store. [ Courtesy of WD-HAN ]

Wolf-Face: The costumed St. Petersburg punks have sold a variety of T-shirts over the years, including some that aren’t exactly safe for work. But since we’re all working from home these days, go nuts. Click here.

Wolf-Face is selling this shirt through Bandcamp.
Wolf-Face is selling this shirt through Bandcamp. [ Courtesy of Wolf-Face ]

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