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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
Listen to the latest episode of the Van Buren Family Roadcast
Watch a performance of "Deep Blue Sea"
Listen to the very funny teaser for the next Van Buren Family Roadcast
Sign the petition to make the Van Burens the official band of Quincy, MA!
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!
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 email@example.com, or reach us on our vast global social media network.
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.
The Van Buren Family Roadcast - the podcast featuring the VBs and our wicked funny extended family - is back for an audio Holiday celebration! Give it a listen for at least six chuckles, four guffaws, three belly laughs, no lessons learned, and a partridge in a pear tree!
Big Bro Max and Stumpy Steve Meet Santa (5:45)
For Free Feat. The Donald (10:50)
In Memorium (12:30)
Townie Carolers (16:30)
Young Earth Creationist Jamboree (26:50)
Red Herring Interview (31:30)
Red Herring's X-Mas Story (38:20)
The Van Buren Family Roadcast is here! Check out the podcast to end all podcasts! Featuring the VBs and their super-talented extended family, the first episode of the VBFRC takes us across the Van Buren Roadshow universe on an audio expedition unlike any other.
Featuring: PBear, Mr. Smitty, Pizza King, McGee, Big Bro Max, Hayley Jane, The Slow Cooker, The Brown Man, and Donald Trump!
Intro (0:00) - Trump Interview (7:40) - Show Dates (13:20) - Stupid Pet Tricks (14:20) - A Slice of Advice (19:05) - The Cock Block w/Joel Edinberg (24:40)- Dead or Alive? (28:00) - Dump It In (34:15) - Dick Jane w/ Hayley Jane (37:30) - Five Way Rocks, Paper, Scissors (43:20) - This Day in History (46:40) - Red Herring (50:20) - PBear and the Brown Man (59:20) - Plugs/Goodbye (1:06:40)