Gorilla vs. Bear

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Gorilla vs. Bear
Type of site
MP3 blog
Available in English
Created by Chris Cantalini, David Bartholow
Website gorillavsbear.net
Alexa rank Negative increase 88,627 (April 2014)[1]
Registration None
Launched March 2005
Current status Online

Gorilla vs. Bear is an MP3 blog[2][3] for independent music MP3s, videos, news, and reviews from all genres. It was created by Chris Cantalini[3] in March 2005, and David Bartholow joined as a contributor in 2006. Gorilla vs. Bear regularly features unknown, established, and independent unsigned artists. The blog is also known for their use of Polaroid film[4] and Holga cameras for artist portraiture and live music coverage.[5] It has received a number of accolades.[6][7][8][9][10][11]


In 2006, Sirius Satellite Radio selected Gorilla vs. Bear as one of their hosts of "Blog Radio," a weekly radio program on the college/indie rock channel Left of Center. Currently, it is on the channel Sirius XMU.[12]

Since the 2010 South By Southwest music festival,[13] Gorilla vs. Bear has curated a small showcase entitled Gorilla vs. Booze.[14]



  1. ^ "Gorillavsbear.net Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Romano, Andrew (19 June 2006). "Music: Middle School of Rock". Newsweek. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Michaels, Sean (11 February 2010). "Google shuts down music blogs without warning". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Polaroid Candids of Your Favorite Indie Luminaries (And A Characteristically Disagreeable Lou Reed)", The Village Voice. Accessed 15 January 2015.
  5. ^ Watts, Kristen Joy (24 August 2010). "Polaroids on Gorilla vs. Bear Blog". New York Times Lens Blog. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "2007 Editors' Awards for Online Excellence". The Morning News. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "[1]", Rolling Stone.
  8. ^ a b "[2]", URB (magazine).
  9. ^ a b Bray, Elisa (16 October 2009). "The 25 best music websites". The Independent. London. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "O Music Awards To Touch Down At Mystery Las Vegas Location", MTV News. Accessed 15 January 2015.
  11. ^ a b "MTV Teases New Web Awards Event", Adweek. Accessed 15 January 2015.
  12. ^ "About". Gorilla vs. Bear. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Gorilla VS Bear line up announced for SXSW". Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  14. ^ "announcing: gorilla v booze II". Gorilla vs. Bear. 

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