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Ton of new shows announced~!!

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Check out our live music page to listen to all of our new acts for July and August!!

More to be announced soon!

The Lonely Wild added to May 25th!

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Lonely Wild

The Lonely Wild

Silver Lake band The Lonely Wild exist at a junction of sounds that look back to songs of the West (or the imaginary Italian towns that stood in for America’s frontier on film) and forward to the raw rock tradition that has evolved in the region over twenty years. They aren’t a country band and they’re not quite rock either. Here, at that space between, the aching voice of singer/guitarist Andrew Carroll coalesces with Jessi Williams’ soaring vocals, while Andrew Schneider’s guitar textures and Ryan Ross’ keys create rich textures over Dave Farina’s tumbling drums. Together, they make music both melancholy and hopeful, raucous and tender; opposites shored-upon each other, in a singular sound, a sincere sound that battles against this age of cynicism.

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This Holy House WILL BE HERE TOMORROW! With Amber Wilcox!

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Last Tuesday due to illness, This Holy House had to unfortunately cancel. But, they are making it up tomorrow night at Bear’s Den with the local, gorgeous acoustic act, Amber Wilcox opening up!

This Holy House

Conway rockers, This Holy House, make their return to Bear’s Den Pizza!  With tunes that could be described as Americana, Indie, and Rock, with a little Folk and southern influence. The music ranges from ambient, sombre ballads, to high-energy foot-stomping anthems. There’s always one definite when THH comes to BDP….and they never disappoint. A must see show.

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New bands added for the spring! Some return shows, too! New York City Queens (TX), Modoc (ID), Cody Jasper (TX), Damn Arkansan (AR), This Holy House (AR)

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April 16

This Holy House

Conway rockers, This Holy House, make their return to Bear’s Den Pizza!  With tunes that could be described as Americana, Indie, and Rock, with a little Folk and southern influence. The music ranges from ambient, sombre ballads, to high-energy foot-stomping anthems. There’s always one definite when THH comes to BDP….and they never disappoint. A must see show.

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May 11

Modoc
Straight from Indiana, Modoc brings a naggressive style of guitar-
driven rock n’ roll and the band’s need to be loud. Since their
earliest days of summoning cops with noise complaints to
their practices, the members of the band have always cherished
doing one thing above all else, and that is playing live shows
and mastering the art of “wowing” audiences.

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May 25

Damn Arkansan
The music of alt-country heroes like Dawes and early Wilco flows through the veins of Damn Arkansan along with a little bit of Ben Kweller’s pop sensibility. The result is a breed of music that bridges the gap between Americana and indie rock.

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May 28

New York City Queens

Huge Bear’s Den Pizza favorites, New York City Queens are coming back!! From all the way down in Houston, Texas, the Queens mash together pretty much every type of pop imaginable, from surf-pop riffage to jangly, Elliott Smith-esque folk to ’70s-retro power pop to shimmery dreampop to head-nodding, upbeat New Wave, and heat it up ’til it all melts and intermingles and mixes, coming out a candy-colored, thoroughly great pop-rock amalgam that’s just about impossible for a pop-song fanatic to resist. Some bands take years to hit their stride — these guys only needed 10 months.

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June 22

Cody Jasper

Cody Jasper brings an eclectic mix of musical experiences, tastes, and vibes. The root of their music reaches deep into the fundamentals of blues and classic rock with a twist of indie & pop. Like if you put Jimi Hendrix, the Black Keys, and Stevie Ray Vaughn into a blender!

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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: SXSW RENDEZVOUS 2013!

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One of the most exciting festivals of the year takes place every March in Austin, Texas called SXSW! Over 1,200+ bands a year come to Austin during this time from all around the world! So, Bear’s Den Pizza is doing something special in Conway, Arkansas. For the very first time, BDP is hosting the one & only 2013 SXSW RENDEZVOUS! Can’t make it to Austin?? No need to worry!! We’ve hand picked some of the most incredible acts coming in & out of SXSW during this awesome time of the year to play in Conway, Arkansas!! The extravaganza starts on March 9th with The Black Cadillacs & Good Field and ends with a bang with Bear’s Den Pizza favorite, New York City Queens on March 30th! Feel free to listen to all of the acts playing below in our Spotify playlist and don’t forget to check out the schedule & biography page to check out these hot acts if you don’t already know about them!

Bear’s Den Pizza is dedicated to bringing the absolute BEST live music experience in all of Arkansas with the nation’s hottest up & coming acts and best local bands out there. There’s endless hours, sleepless nights, and an incredible amount of heart, soul, and raw passion that goes into live music around here, we urge you to join the movement.

See you in March!!

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Check out a sneak peak at Quiet Company this past Saturday night at Bear’s Den Pizza! More videos to come very soon from Black Taxi & Headhum!

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New Shows! Not in the Face (TX)! SCM Electrix (AL)! The Getaway (OH)!

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March 23, 2013 (Saturday)

Not in the Face

Having torn apart Bear’s Den Pizza once before, Austin’s Not in the Face is returning on March 23rd to rip our faces apart again! Not in the Face is described by those in the know as; grimy, gritty and raw – Low-Fi and boisterous – blistering blues-pop – their songs reveal a mean streak and melodic sense that would make Paul Westerberg proud.  With roots tracing back to Deep East Texas, they are undeniably the real deal. From festivals like SXSW and Fun Fun Fun Fest, fans of the White Stripes & Black Keys have something new to sink their teeth into!

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March 16, 2013 (Saturday) SCM Elextrix From Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with SCM Electrix…experimentation names the game. They create the sounds that flows into the ears, flying into an endless universe…then drive you straight down into the volcanos deep within Planet Earth.

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March 10, 2013 (Sunday)
Getaway
Cincinnati’s The Getaway is bringing their pop/rock outfit to Bear’s Den Pizza! With soaring pop melodies, and hooking, roaring guitars, prepare yourself to sing along and tap your feet until the last note of the last song. Totally infectious.

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Four Huge Shows Added! Kingston Springs (TN), Adam Faucett (AR), This Holy House (AR), & Bradley Hathaway (AR)

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March 5, 2013 (Tuesday)

Kingston Springs

One of Nashville’s premiere bands, The Kingston Springs incorporate “bass-heavy blues (think Black Keys, sans polish, gone South) surf rock and folksy Americana”…as said by Paste Magazine (#2 on the Top 12 Tennessee Bands You Should See – Paste Magazine). From the stages of Lollapalooza, SXSW, Austin City Limits, and many more, no stage is too big or too small for these guys, and now they bring it all to Bear’s Den Pizza! These guys are blowing up, be here to be a part of this energy!

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Feburary 5, 2013 (Tuesday) Adam Faucett

With one of the most incredible voices to ever hit an Arkansas stage, Little Rock’s Adam Faucett brings his “rock folk soul…brotha” to Bear’s Den Pizza! Having been featured on such popular plateaus as Daytrotter & Americansongwriter.com, you’re truly doing yourself a disservice to not see this show!

“Hands down, one of the greatest, most thoughtful lyricists the state has to offer certainly one of the most respected songsmiths around. Adam Faucett  manages to get under your ribs, effortlessly.” – Arkansas Times

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March 2, 2013 (Saturday) This Holy House

Conway rockers, This Holy House, make their return to Bear’s Den Pizza!  With tunes that could be described as Americana, Indie, and Rock, with a little Folk and southern influence. The music ranges from ambient, sombre ballads, to high-energy foot-stomping anthems. There’s always one definite when THH comes to BDP….and they never disappoint. A must see show.

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April 2, 2013 (Tuesday)

Bradley HathawayFrom a concrete monolithic dome on a dirt road in the middle of Goshen, Arkansas, Bradley Hathaway brings his folk inspired indie rock to BDP! Don’t be mislead with the folk tag, when it’s time to get down….these guys aren’t afraid the throw a spine tingling, goosebump inducing guitar solo your way and blow everybody’s faces off!

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BDP’s Video page is LIVE! New video added – Stephen Neeper Band!

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New show! TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb (PA)!

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March 12, 2013 (Tuesday)

TJ KongPhiladelphia’s TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb have been described as a rare blend of Whiskey Blues, Mournful Balladry, Bootstomp Folk, Punk and Gypsy Rock similar in sound almost to a contemporary-ancient brand of Americana similar to The Band or, at its crankiest extreme, Captain Beefheart with a dirty Mersey Beat that’d shame the Animals. Having opened for top acts such as Here We Go Magic and the White Rabbits, and having played festivals such as POP Montreal, SXSW, and the CMJ Music Marathon, this “post-apocalyptic fall-out shelter house band” (Philadelphia Weekly) is gearing up to tear down BDP!

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Knox Hamilton (AR) rescheduled! Irene & The Sleepers (LA) added!

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February 26th, 2013 (Tuesday)

Knox Hamilton

Fueled by the similar staples within their collective musical taste, the members of Knox Hamilton blend laid back guitar riffs and catchy bass lines with rhythmic drum beats and soaring vocals to produce a sound that’s as likely to make you want to visit the beach as it is to move your feet.

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March 26th, 2013 (Tuesday)

Irene and the SleepersFans of Tom Petty, The Gaslight Anthem, and The Gallery can find a lot to like in Shreveport rockers, Irene & The Sleepers. Rocking out the old fashioned way, soaring guitars, a steady rhythm section, and desperate ambition, these guys are gonna rock Bear’s Den Pizza!

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Four new shows added! Black Cadillacs (TN), Gashcat (TX), Ray Tarantino (TN), Little Chief (AR)

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March 9, 2013 (Saturday) (With Good Field)

Black Cadillacs

One of Knoxville, TN’s most popular bands, The Black Cadillacs bring their blues based indie rock to Bear’s Den Pizza! Think of an exciting blend of traditional rock & roll with a modern version of garage soul and R&B. With influences of rock pioneers such as the Who, the Rolling Stones, MC5, and Memphis blues legends like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, but yet a modern edge of bands like The Black Keys & My Morning Jacket, the Black Cadillacs stick close to their roots, but aren’t afraid to push the envelope. They’re raw, yet refined, loud, yet dynamic,and smooth as molasses with live shows packed to the gills with concentrated & explosive energy.

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March 17, 2013 (Sunday) Gashcat

Describing themselves as a fuzzy muppet band originally from Louisiana, but currently residing in Austin, TX, Gashcat are on their way to Bear’s Den Pizza to tear the place down with their folk infused indie rock!


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April 6, 2013 (Saturday) Ray Tarantino

“Consistently entertaining and utterly devoid of filler. It’s rare I get to hear an artist so obviously on the edge of major success. It seems the big time is beckoning, and with the right push and some good fortune, we could soon see Tarantino taking on the arenas of the world.” – (Leicester Bangs Blog). 

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May 21, 2013 (Tuesday) little chief

Little Chief is a 3 man folk band out of Fayetteville, AR that drawing influences from folk monsters such as The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, and Mumford & Sons! Despite being all acoustic, they still can deliver a punch of raw, live energy straight to the heart!

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New show for March!

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March 10, 2013 (Sunday)

Deadstring Brothers

Not unlike Exile-era Stones, Detroit’s Deadstring Brothers deliver a menacing sound that draws equally on the melancholy of country ballads and the abandon of rock and blues. The bands music is deeply rooted in the storytelling and instrumental traditions of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and the American Outlaw Movement, but is also informed by the song structure and understated aggression commonly associated with Detroit bands. Their haunting melodies reveal the influence of early 70s rock icons like The Band and Gram Parsons and The Faces. Deadstring Brothers live performances have the energy of guitar rock, but sophisticated arrangements, Hammond Organ and a focus on traditional American music separate them from many of their Detroit contemporaries. They have shared the stage with the likes of My Morning Jacket, Drive-By Truckers, and Cat Power. Now, they take the stage at Bear’s Den Pizza.

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New Show added!!!

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Quiet Company

Austin, TX’s Quiet Company is a powerpop/indie rock band that plays music best described as songs that will make you fall in love with life and then just as quickly challenge everything you know about it. Quiet Company tells tales of love, death, and frustration with the world we’re forced to live in. Though always uplifting, the songs range form the raucously energetic to the beautifully intimate and never go without melodies that are immediately haunting and infectious.  They have one goal: to write epic pop music that is intelligent, honest, and thought provoking. They have taken Austin, TX by STORM, winning over 10 awards at the most recent Austin Chronicle’s 30th Annual Austin Music Awards taking 2012 Band of the Year, Best Indie Band, Best Rock Band; Album of the Year, AND Song of the Year with past appearances at SXSW and Last Call with Carson Daly…YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Watch Quiet Company: How Do You Do It? on PBS. See more from ACL presents Satellite Sets.

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END OF SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTY TOMORROW + T. CHICKEN IS BACK THIS SATURDAY!

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Bear’s Den Pizza has two major events this week! Tomorrow night, we’re kicking it at BDP with an early End of School Christmas Party!!! Featuring live music with This Holy House! Got some special surprises for you guys and best of all, this kicks off our new theme night!

Tis The Season Tuesday’s! Wear a santa hat or cheesy Christmas sweater and get the super specials from 5PM-7PM & 10PM-12AM!

But, it doesn’t end there, we just added a huge show for this SATURDAY, yes, SATURDAY!

Tyrannosaurus Chicken makes their return to BDP! This Saturday!

Scorpion Child is TONIGHT! New Shows Added!

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Hey guys, awesome show tonight with Scorpion Child from Austin, Texas!! Starts after 9 PM!

Also, new shows!

12/04 – This Holy House (Conway, AR)
12/16 – NEW YORK CITY QUEENS (Houston, TX)

Jamie Lou has also been added to the Singers/Songwriters Showcase on 12/11 and Jazztec Ruins has been moved to 12/02!

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The See are coming to Bear’s Den Pizza THIS COMING TUESDAY!

“It’s just about inarguable: The See are the kings of Little Rock’s current landscape of bands, spreading their infectious indie-rock fight songs to anyone who can holler along. If any local outfit deserves its own own Guitar Hero song-pack, it’s them.” -The Arkansas Times

Well said. Bear’s Den Pizza this Tuesday! Wear tye-dye gear for the super specials from 5PM-7PM & 10PM-12AM!

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Brand New Menu & Late Night Menu!

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Bear’s Den Pizza just put out a NEW MENU! Go to our menu pages to see all of the new items we’ve added to our menu! Try one of our Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches! Or maybe a Buffalo Chicken Calzone? Or some Mexican Pasta?? Check it out!

Also, the late night menu has almost doubled in size! That runs from 10PM – 1:30AM!

This Sunday night for live music!

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This Sunday, Bear’s Den Pizza continues its live music series with Damn Arkansan! We’re looking forward to it and thank you to Stella Luss & Tyrannosaurus Chicken for really bringing it in the past few days right here in the middle of Conway!

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Tyrannosaurus Chicken makes their BDP debut this Sunday!!

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Finally the day is just about upon us for the wildly acclaimed indie folk act, Tyrannosaurus Chicken! Arguably the hottest and most popular act in all of Arkansas, Tyrannosaurus Chicken is ready to debut for the first time at Bear’s Den Pizza this coming Sunday night!

Show tonight!

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Join us at BDP tonight with some rock & roll and riveting guitars from Fayetteville’s The Tunes of Pembroke! It’s also Sunglasses Sunday, so come in between 10PM-12AM to get the super specials!

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Congratulations to this week’s winners!

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Congratulations goes out to the winner of this week’s Beer Pong to BIG YELLOW 1 IS THE SUN!

Every Saturday, the best beer pong players go at it to get a chance to go to Las Vegas! (Winners of Bears Den are sent there!) via the National Beer Pong League.

Get a team together already and join us next week to prove you are the best!  Bear’s Den Pizza is the ONLY venue in ALL OF ARKANSAS registered with the National Beer Pong League!

More shows added! (9/23)

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Reminding every one of the great show tonight, Little Rock’s Interstate Buffalo! Show starts at 8:30 PM!

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New shows added!

10/02 – It’s About Time (Conway, AR)

10/16 – Laundry for the Apocalypse (Little Rock, AR)

11/20 – The Blue Ribbon Healers (Panama City, FL)

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