The Van Burens- Live Review

The Van Burens- Live Review

Last night one of the best local bands took to the stage at Penuche’s in Concord NH. The Van Burens are one of my favorite local bands even though they are from Boston Mass. The band presents original intelligent lyrics set to solid ass shaking grooves peppered with fun covers. I was excited to see these guys jump around the stage and entertain me so I took my spot over near the front and sipped my Narragansett-(ok, I kinda pounded the beer and did not sip)

First thing I notice is the guitarist’s shirt- "The jerk store called and said they were all out of you". I am not sure who the shirt was directed at but I am sure it was me. The other thing I notice? The place was packed- for a Thursday night the bar is wall to wall people. The best part of the show was a killer cover of Talking Heads "This Must Be The Place" everyone took note of that and LOVED IT. They did another Heads tune as well, and it was good, but I have never heard anyone cover ‘This Must Be The Place’ and they did it awesome.

To say The Van Burens are a bunch of girly men who should be euthanized in their sleep would be a total lie….. It would be pretty mean to say that too. No one should ever say that- because this band is awesome. On a scale of one to ten where one is “dead puppies” and 10 is “the Van Burens are putting out a new album soon”.. The Van Burens are a ten. We don’t know when- but they said- it is coming. WE CAN’T WAIT!

edit: oh, and a killer cover of Tequila

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