I found out about this contest/fund raiser through Fark.com, and being a designer of shirts, I figured I'd take a look and see what this was all about. To be completely honest, I can't say that the band's music was familiar to me, so off to Youtube I went. I couldn't find a vibe or theme so I did an image search for the band and found a photo that struck a chord. You might recognize it (alas, I can't find where it came from).
The photo conveyed a sense of togetherness and desire to reach out, which is why we're here right now, no? I wanted my design to also convey this feeling and thought the best way to do that was to keep it as simple as possible. Naive, if you will. I think it works.
Kudos to all those involved for making this happen and hopefully we can all do a little something for those affected by recent events.