Circle the date: September 16 is Band Shirt Day

We’ve already got several Record Store Days each year. There’s also Bandcamp Fridays. There’s Cassette Store Day. And now, next Friday (September 16) will bring Band Shirt Day.

Modeled after both Record Store Day and Comic Book Day, Spotify has partnered with a non-profit organization called MerchFriends to launch the event. Basically, a bunch of limited-edition band shirts will be made available with proceeds going to charities like Planned Parenthood, Children of Ukraine, the Ally Coalition, MusiCares, the American Civil Liberties Union, and TransLifeline.

Participating bands so far include:

  • Blondie
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Sonic Youth
  • Best Coast
  • Mac DeMarco
  • King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizzard

Any artist can participate by offering up a special shirt or merch deal with their Spotify profile. A full FAQ can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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