Grizzly Bear

The Oft Imitated

Grizzly Bear

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Grizzly Bear emerged from Williamsburg’s nascent arts scene in the early aughts to become “indie-rock royalty,” as a New York magazine cover story put it a couple years back. The band’s fame, however, is instructive: Don’t tell the scores of musical emulators who have moved to Brooklyn in Grizzly Bear’s wake that some band members can’t afford health insurance.


The Post-Punk Revivalists
The National

The Imitated
Grizzly Bear

The Scene Makers
The So So Glos

The Hip-Hop Linchpin
Wes Jackson

The Bookers
Billy Jones, Zachary Mexico

The Royal She

The Truth Teller
Angel Haze

The Indie Promoter
Todd Patrick

The Glamorizer
Peter Shapiro

The Annotators 
Tom Lehman, Mahbod ‘Maboo’ Moghadam, Ilan Zechory

The Afropunks
Matthew Morgan, Jocelyn Cooper


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