New Ep of the Van Buren Family Roadcast!

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New Ep of the Van Buren Family Roadcast!

The Van Buren Family Roadcast is back with a wild musico-comaedic podcastual variety show! Listen as the gang enjoy each other's company hosting audio sketches, playing games, getting weird, telling it like it is, and acting like guys who are in a band. Which they are.

Intro - (0:00)
Inside Joke Counter - (2:00)
Slice of Advice - (4:15)
Kosh' or Gauche? - (7:00)
The Vault - (14:15)
The Five Senses feat. Smitty and Spitzy - (15:30)
Madlibs w/ The Pizza King - (20:20)
Old Vegan - (28:10)
Catchphrase Carousel - (31:25)
Millennial Man feat. Laura Merli - (37:00)
Interview: Peter and Peter - (40:30)
P. Bear and the Brown Man - (55:30)
Inside Joke Payoff - (1:04:45)
Who Is the Beatest Bowl? - (1:06:45)
Shout-Outs - (1:07:30)
Outro - (1:08:45)
 

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St. Patty's Day In Quincy!

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St. Patty's Day In Quincy!

The Van Burens are up to some serious shenanigans this weekend.  We kick things off Thursday night when we return to Fury's Publick House in Dover, NH followed by a St. Patty's Day Friday Perfect Storm of Fun at the excellent Maggy's Lounge in our hometown of Quincy, MA (the City of Presidents).  We cap the weekend off Saturday when we kick butts with Hayley Jane and the Primates at Grizzly's @ Stratton Mtn.  Crazy weekend, come catch us!  Click Obama for St. Patty's Day info and FB event!

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New Episode of Seriously Seagal

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New Episode of Seriously Seagal

PBear, Brown Man, and Mr. Smitty are back getting seriously silly breaking down the films of martial arts Hollywood legend Steven Seagal on the latest episode of the Seriously Seagal podcast.  In the third ep of the second season the boys deal with some serious confusion as they attempt to understand the subtitled Korean classic "Clementine" featuring a drunkard cage fighter trying to win back his adorable daughter with one last fight.  The only man who stands in his way?  STEVEN SEAGAL!  Give it a listen and catch the whole crew this Saturday at Grizzly's (Stratton Mountain) when the Van Burens meet up with Hayley Jane & The Primates for a super-mega show!  

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Rummy Tiny Desk B-b-b-bonus! Video

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Rummy Tiny Desk B-b-b-bonus! Video

When we got together a month ago to make our NPR Tiny Desk video, guitar player extraordinaire Riley Stockwell insisted we stick around and record a bonus video.  We decided to bust out our jam about former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his slippery interpretation of the truth.  The results speak for themselves.  Give it a look/listen and catch us tonight (Friday) at the Middle East Corner Bar in Cambridge.  

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The Five Senses - Podcast Preview

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The Five Senses - Podcast Preview

An unearthed track from the VB vault features McGee, PBear, Pizza King, Smitty, and Spitzy and how they feel about Touch, Taste, Sight, Smell, and Sound! Look for the next full episode of the Van Buren Family RoadCast next week!

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Penuche's Manchester Debut Friday

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Penuche's Manchester Debut Friday

The Van Burens are making our debut at Penuche's on Hanover in Manchester, NH this Friday night!  Come on out for a wicked good dance party time, kid!  It's gonna be off the chain, as the kids never said.  We will be joined by VB Family members Nicole Henley, Raj "Flavour" Majumder, and Riley Stockwell for a surefire night of hardcore, no-holds-barred fun.  Join us!  Click the pic of Max looking dope AF for the FB event and more info!

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Weekend Setlists + Live Vid

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Weekend Setlists + Live Vid

Harlow's 2.24.17 - didn't play Alamo or Valerie, but Rick sand Reagan

Harlow's 2.24.17 - didn't play Alamo or Valerie, but Rick sand Reagan

Setlist from Dutch Treat 2.25.17.  We skipped Alamo, put Guiteau second-to-last in the first set, and Rick sang Reagan.

Setlist from Dutch Treat 2.25.17.  We skipped Alamo, put Guiteau second-to-last in the first set, and Rick sang Reagan.

Amazing times this past weekend for the VBs across NH:  Friday at Harlow's in Peterborough was followed by an absolutely raucous show at the Dutch Treat in Franconia.  Thanks so much to the great crowds that greeted us, and catch us this Friday night at Penuche's in Manchester, NH!  

Check out our trombone player, singer extraordinaire, and first Jewish Prez of the USA Dylan Hume absolutely SLAYING it on "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding" live at the Dutch Treat.  Many thanks to Chip Cross for the great vid!

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Baller New Hampshire Run This Weekend

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Baller New Hampshire Run This Weekend

The Van Burens are back all across NH this weekend when we return to two of our fave Granite State venues:  Harlow's in Peterborough Friday night, followed by a slammin' blowout dance party at the Dutch Treat in Franconia Saturday night.  Is it gonna be hot?  YEAH!  Is it gonna be wet?  YEAH!  Is it gonna make me sweat?  AWWWWWW YEAH!  Come out 'n' get weird with us.

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Lyrics Page

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Lyrics Page

See that little tab in the top right part of the website, the one that says "Lyrics"?  Click it!  Now you can know what the heck the VBs are singing about!  Just who is doing the tearing of the wall in 'Reagan'?  Now you'll know.  What's PBear be-boppin and scattin about on 'Lee Harvey'?  Now you'll know!  Which town does Pizza King not want to leave in 'This Town'?  NOW YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS!  Plus:  leave a comment with your favorite misheard VB song lyrics!  Booyakasha!

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The VBs Getting Fast and Furious This Weekend!

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The VBs Getting Fast and Furious This Weekend!

Just like the characters from the wildly successful biceps-and-drag-racing-themed international film franchise, the Van Burens are all about family.  And akin to the cast for those flicks, the VBs feature an ever-expanding roster of all-stars.  While it's not my place to speculate which VB is which Fast character, it's obvious to anyone that McGee is Vin Diesel, Jeff is Paul Walker, Max is Michelle Rodriguez, Rick is the Rock, PBear is Ludacris, Raj is Tyrese, Dylan is Kurt Ruseell, and Riley is Jason Statham.  That cleared up, make sure to catch the VB Family in high-octane, thrilling action this weekend when we hit up Fury's in Dover, NH Friday night and Minglewood in Gloucester, MA Saturday!  It's gonna be.....2 funky, 2 fun.  Click the venue name for FB event and more info.  

This is a photo of David Caruso as Horatio on CBS's CSI: Miami

This is a photo of David Caruso as Horatio on CBS's CSI: Miami

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PBear's Valentine's Day Mix For Lovers and Haters

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PBear's Valentine's Day Mix For Lovers and Haters

It's Valentine's day, and we all need music to help get us in a sentimental mood.  Whether one's inclination be toward romance, casual carnal copulation, yearning heartache, or stone-hearted trolling of another Hallmark Holiday, certain tunes just get us in the spirit.  Here's a finely honed Spotify playlist featuring songs old and new for everyone: the amorous, the horny, the hapless, the philandering, and those regretting that Cupid ever drew back his quivering quiver.  So grab that special someone (or not, sometimes you just gotta do you), lean back, hit shuffle, and listen to the greatest romantic songs ever written. (Nothing Compares 2 U isn't on spotify so I threw the vid up top.  It's a weepy Valentine's day must.  Bring your tissues, forget the hand lotion.)  And leave a comment!  Did PBear do a good job on this or is he a moron?  What did he miss?

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VBs Across Mass. This Weekend

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VBs Across Mass. This Weekend

The Van Burens are bringing that party sound to our home state of Massachusetts this weekend as we hit up the Middle East Corner Bar in the heart of Cambridge's Central Square Friday night, followed by our return to Opus in Salem Saturday.  Both are surefire funk throwdown blowouts!  Come get weird with us, the modern favorite sons of the Bay State.  We will be joined by longtime King of MA and friend of the band JFK!

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Seriously Seagal S2 Ep 2 - Out for Justice

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The Seriously Seagal goons - VB family members Mr. Smitty, Flavour, and PBear - are back for a second season of having waaay too much fun breaking down the films of action movie legend Sensei Steven Seagal.  Listen as the boys get seriously silly as they attempt to understand the Golden Era Seagal Classic: 1991's Out for Justice!  Will they enjoy one of Seagal's most heralded films?  Will Mr. Smitty be satisfied with the number of neck and limb snaps?  HAS anyone seen Ritchie?  Answers to these questions and so many more on the lastest Seriously Seagal!

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/seriously-seagal/id1074380756?mt=2&i=380189162

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New Site

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New Site

If you're reading this, you probably already know.  We Van Burens have upped our game big time, upgrading our website to this sleek, hip, sexy, alluring design brought to you by the fine folks at SquareSpace.  Pretty ain't it?  Let us know what you think and what you'd like to see.  Leave a comment here, email us at vanburenmusic@gmail.com, or reach us on our vast global social media network.

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VBs in Hartford Friday

You have your Bostons and your NYCs, and then you have Tier 1, New England's Rising Star:  Hartford, CT.  Hartford is a city that knows how to eat, knows how to love, and know how to properly get down and dirty with the bad boys of the Van Burens.  This Friday we'll be lucky enough to get our rocks off rocking our socks off at the Half Door, a lovely Irish pub on Sisson Ave.  Come out and be sexy nerds with us!  

Click the pic of the Dick Johnson Memorial Horn Section for the FB event.  9pm.

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