New Year’s Eve in the City of Presidents


Join the Van Burens in their hometown Quincy, MA for a NYE spectacular as we get rid of 2016 and welcome 2017 with arms wide open. The VBs will be joined by local prog legends the Background Orcs for a very special evening of dance music and insanity. But wait, there’s more! For a mere $10 ticket, guests will also receive free pizza, dessert, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast! Click the pic for FB event and more info.

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Halloween Tour 2016


The Van Burens have a truly ghoulish Halloween run coming up this week; make sure to catch us gettin’ weird and spooky all across New England!

Friday 10.28 – The Pizza Stone. Chester, VT. 8 pm.

Saturday 10.29 – The Half Door. Hartford, CT. 930 pm.

Monday 10.31 – The Lizard Lounge. Cambridge, MA. 830 pm.

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VBs @ The Press Room Saturday


The Van Burens are back at the Press Room in Portsmouth, NH for a wild evening of our signature irreverent funk.  Come one, come all to a fantastic venue in one of New England’s top arts towns for some wicked good times dancing to awesome music!

9.2.16.  10 pm

FB event.

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Jerry Jam 2016


The Van Burens are back from an amazing weekend at Jerry Jam XXI in Bath, NH.  Many thanks to the awesome and voluminous crowd that hangout with us late night on the Jam Stage, and to the organizers and volunteers who made this JJ such a smooth operator.  Our fave fest keeps getting better and better!

Check our shows page to catch the VBs in your area soon!

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The Van Buren Family Road Show Season 3!

imageJoin Boston band the Van Burens and their talented weirdo extended family for the Van Buren Family Road Show. Premiering its third season at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge Thursdays in December, Van Buren Family Road Show is a variety show that mixes subversive hipster anti-humor with musical theater and concert rock opera. With a brand spankin-new variety show every week, the VBFRS is full of surprises for both the audience and for the cast of eccentric characters that populate the stage. Past episodes include a locked room murder mystery, a 90’s kids sleepover, a shipwreck on a desert island, and a John Hughes high school prom party.  The schedule for season 3:

Episode 1: TV vs. the Internet: Battle of the Century

Episode 2: Galaxy Skirmishes (our ode to Star Wars)

Episode 3: Holiday Pageant

Click here for the FB event and more info, and join the Family at the Lizard Lounge for some laughs, music, and merriment!

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VBs + CWBs @ Flying Monkey


The Van Burens will be joining our good pals the Crunchy Western Boys this Friday night to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Flying Monkey with a musical extravaganza! Those dern pickin fools the CWBs are one of the premier country/bluegrass crews around, and some great dudes to boot! The Flying Monkey is a high-end theater in Plymouth, NH that hosts national touring acts, and we are super pumped to play such a great stage. Hey! It’s only 5 bucks! What? For a killer double bill at a super awesome venue? You heard right, the ticket is a mere $5 in honor of the Monkey’s Five Year Anniversary! So come on down (or up) Friday night for a fantastic evening of music! Early show, it starts at 7:30.  Click the monkey for FB event and more details.

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The Alphabet Song

The Alphabet Song from The Van Burens on Vimeo.


See!  The Van Buren Family Roadshow crew performing in the guise of their Saturday morning educational kids TV band The Goofy Dumbshits!

Hear!  The alphabet taught as never before, with some unconventional mnemonic devices!

Behold in wonderment!  As the gang cavorts and capers to the delight and amusement of millions worldwide (estimates vary)!

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The Van Buren Family Road Show Lost Episode!

Watch the lost episode of the Van Buren Family Road Show, featuring the VBs and the extended family playing your favorite game shows with some insane celeb cameos!

Catch the Van Buren Family Road Show season 2 Thursdays in April at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge starting this Thursday, April 2.  Come for music, laughs, surprises, and a new show every week.  Click the season 2 poster for details.


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The VBs @ Fury’s Friday!


The new-look Van Burens are returning to Fury’s Publick House in Dover, NH this Friday night for some exceedingly tasty jams and madcap revels.  Join us and do some old-fashioned get-down-and-boogeyin’!  Click here for FB event.  

And…people of Boston and beyond!   Make sure to catch the Van Burens the first and third Saturday of every month from here unto perpetuity at the Middle East Corner Bar in Cambridge.  We love playing the corner for it’s intimate, high-energy atmosphere, and had a great time there this past weekend playing for a packed house.  You can find us at the Middle East Corner on March 7th and 21st.

You can also check out several VBs sitting in with the monkey section of Hayley Jane and the Primates tomorrow (Thursday 2.26) at Atwood’s in Cambridge.

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The Van Burens and Hayley Jane Behind A Tiny Desk

The Van Burens and our pal Hayley Jane recently recorded our tune “Abey Baby” as a submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk contest.  We are pretty psyched about how it came out, give it a look!

View on YouTube


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