Cambridge, MA, February 23, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Boston band The Van Burens will open for Zach Deputy at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA, on Friday, February 24, 2012. The Middle East is located in Cambridge's Central Square at 472 Mass Ave. Also appearing are the NYC-based band Turbine.
When pressed to categorize the Van Burens' musical style, drummer Matt Spitz said, "Our music reflects the diversity of wonderful and insane people we've met as a band through the years. From our hometown Boston fans who jump along and sing our lyrics to the crew of haggard old men who taught us to play the spoons in the Arizona desert. From the jokers who laugh at the Seinfeld references and word play to the rocker kids who just want their faces melted, our fans and our experiences with them make us the band we are."
The Van Burens, named for Martin Van Buren whom they call "our eighth and greatest President," are known for their eclectic catalog of original music and covers, and for their singular sense of humor. Their first EP, "Eager EP," was released in the Fall of 2009; they are now in studio working on their second album, on which they plan to "break new sonic boundaries."
When not in the recording studio, the VBs may be found on such big stages as Sullivan Hall, Canal Room, and Bitter End in NYC; The Middle East, Johnny D’s, Harper’s Ferry, and Copperfield’s in Boston; and various other rooms throughout the greater northeast. In the Spring of 2010 the Van Burens successfully brought their sound across the U.S. on their first-ever national tour, hitting venues in L.A., Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, San Francisco, and many other cities.
For information and tickets to Friday night's show at the Middle East Downstairs (ages 18+) go to www.mideastmusic.com. For more on The Van Burens: www.vanburenmusic.com