Visual Art Merges with Sonic Art at Vanity Crash’s 4th Album Release Show

Vanity Crash will host the display of fine works of art from the four artists who created the cover art for Vanity Crash’s fourth album. The gallery show will precede Vanity Crash’s visual glam-ish rock performance Saturday, October 3 at the Five O’clock Lounge in Lakewood. The gallery event starts at 9pm and the night’s admission is free.

The gallery show will include the renowned husband and wife team of Laura and Gary Dumm. Laura’s detailed work shines light on irresponsible corporate choices resulting in human consequences. Gary shares his tongue-in-cheek cartoons made famous in the likes of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor. The quiet Cat Swartz displays a subtle fire with her nature drawings while Elizabeth Ross Yurich embeds patterns exposing the broken patterns of relationships. Original art will be available for purchase.

Truly a unique night of sight and sound.

Laura Dumm

Cat Swartz

Elizabeth Ross Yurich

Gary Dumm

Get the new album – Rock N Roll Junkie

Fall Sweater Party at the Five O’clock, Fri Oct 3

Fall is upon us and it is time for some indoor rock n roll. And Vanity Crash is here to supply the need this Friday, October 3 at the Five O’clock. We will be starting at 9pm. As always the show is FREE!

Miss Melvis will follow our set. She’ll hit the stage at 10:30pm.

Thanks to the hundred of bicyclists that rode to Ray’s Indoor Bike Park this past Friday night. We had a blast playing to all of you. Surrounded by the bike tracks and BMX bikers zipping around us, we rocked.

Also a big thanks to everyone who came to Shakers a couple weeks back. It was quite a night playing outside on Shaker’s fantastic patio until we got hit with a torrential downpour. Our fans are so cool, they pitched in helping us break down and load up, getting soaked to the bone too. You guys rock!

Our latest release, Rock N Roll Junkie, is selling like hot cakes. Get your copy at here:

All you Kent and Akron fans, we will be flaying the guitars and beating the drums Saturday, October 11 at the Stone Tavern at 110 East Main Street in Kent 44240. Also on the bill will be our good friends Flowers In Flames and Chris Hatton.

Friday September 26 at Ray’s Indoor Bike Park for the NEOCycle three day festival kickoff.

CD Release Party, Thursday July 10

We release our third album, Rock N Roll Junkie, this Thursday, July 10 at the Beachland Tavern. Doors are at 7:30, show starts at 8:30 with Allison Bencar (who is also releasing her debut CD) followed by Vanity Crash at 9:30. It is all ages and is $8 advance, $10 day of the show. Get your tickets here:

Ticket – CD Release Party – Thurs, July 10 – Beachland on Square Market

Third Release Reflects Rock N Roll Addiction

Vanity Crash’s third release reflects their addiction to Rock N Roll. They simply can’t kick the habit of plugging in that guitar and turning the volume to eleven. Nothing or nobody seems to be able to hold them back. As Dennis Van Crash says, “You know, it gets in your blood system and shit, you can’t get it out. I’ve tried to quit multiple times and I find myself crawling back to that Les Paul for another fix.”

The band will release their new CD Thursday, July 10th at the Beachand. Joining them is former Clevelander, Allison Bencar. Allison moved to Nashville three years ago to pursue her musical career and contacted Dennis about doing a release show here for her new CD. So a double CD release show was born.

Vanity Crash’s New Guitarist – Sean Michael

Come out and meet our new guitarist, Sean Michael. Sean rocks and tears up some burning solos. And girls, he’s got that amazing long hair we’d give our right arm for!

Besides having Sean being new on stage, we are doing a couple of new tunes, like this old bluesy Stones song, and a song we haven’t done in a while. Keeping it different and fresh.

This is going to be a great show with our friends Balloon Knot kicking the night off with super tight old school power pop punk. Think old Green Day.

Many have mentions about our shows being too late, so we are going to make them earlier. This show will start at 9:30! We aim to please.

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Vanity Crash
with Balloon Knot
Friday, April 4, 9:30pm
The Five O’clock Lounge
11904 Detroit Ave, Lakewood 44107 – (216) 521-4906
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3 Secret Facts About Vanity Crash That Will Amaze You

1. Vanity Crash is extremely grateful to you and all our fans for making these past twelve months super successful. We did almost 30 shows including the Beachland Ballroom, the Ohio State Fair, Waterloo Arts Fest, Cleveland Fest, Something Dada, the Five O’clock, Grillers Pub, and many more. We got accepted to play a pair of shows at SXSW Music Festival. We hit the road for a tour playing places like Nashville and Chicago. We did a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped finance the Yours, Justice CD that we released. We expanded our online presence, cracking the Revernation top 10 a few times and getting over 600 real Likes on Facebook. We created a stage show that included a fully programmed lighting system, a newly tweaked sound and wrote and learned enough songs to do an hour and a half show, if we wanted to. All of these were done to entertain you, our fans, and you in return attended our shows, commented on our FB account, danced and had fun with us. You guys are the best and we thank you!

2. Sadly we need to tell you that Dan has decided to leave the band. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.

3. Jason and I will be continuing, and we are doing the scheduled show this Friday at the Five O’clock Lounge. Helping us out will be Brian Hager, guitarist extraordinaire and man of the hour. Our friends the Dirty Charms (with members from our days playing with the Science Fiction Idols and Cosmosonics) will be coming in from Pittsburgh to open the show.

So now that you are amazed, we ask that you please come on out Friday, December 6 to the Five O’clock Lounge to support us. You can expect a fun show with 110% effort to…amaze you. ;-) Your presence will be greatly appreciated.

Bonus – To help you out with your gift giving this season, we are majorly discounting our merchandise. Check out these deals and come to the show to get yours before we run out.
Hoodies (yes they are back and we even have them in Xtra Small for you ladies) – $15 (reg $25)
T-Shirts (both men’s and wormen’s) – $10 (reg $15)
Vanity Crash CD’s – $5 (reg $10)
Shot Glasses – $2 (reg $5)
Buttons (we just got three new designs!) – $1 for three
You can also buy online at

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Vanity Crash with special guest from Pittsburgh, the Dirty Charms
Friday, December 6, 10:00pm The Dirty Charms; 10:50pm Vanity Crash
The Five O’clock Lounge
11904 Detroit Ave, Lakewood 44107 – (216) 521-4906

Why you should be scared to go to Something Dada’s Anniversary Show

Let me set the stage. It’s Saturday, October 26 at the Beck Center Armory. Doors have opened at 7pm and people are enjoying the pre-show party celebrating Something Dada’s 19th Anniversary. Soon the improv comedy show begins bringing belly-hurting laughter to the audience. A lively intermission follows. Then…the room goes black! Fear sets in. Figures seem to appear on the stage. And then…

Hey, we can’t give it away. For only $12 you can not only be part of a Something Dada Anniversary celebration and show, but also witness…oops almost gave it away again.

Something Dada 19th Anniversary Celebration and Show with musical guests Vanity Crash
Saturday, October 26, 7:00pm doors and pre-show party; 8:00pm show
The Beck Center Armory
17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107 – (216)521-2540
All ages – $12
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3 Unexpected Ways the Talking Heads Can Make You More Attractive

1. Listening to the Talking Heads will make you more nerdy, which makes you more sexy, which makes you more attractive. Remember how in high school the boys pined over the librarian and the girls ogled over the math teacher?

2. Grooving to the Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House” will improve your dance moves. It’ll tweak your twerk, your hurky-jerky will get jerkier and your hippidy-dip will get more dip, causing your sweat pheromones to plume into the noses of the opposite sex making you irresistible.

3. Seeing the Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense this Thursday at the Beachland Ballroom exhibits total coolness and sex appeal.

Bonus and at no extra cost–Vanity Crash will be opening the show and you know how that will promote your bad boy/girl reputation and make you THE ONE in your circle of friends.

Bonus bonus–show off your smartness too by buying your tickets now from Vanity Crash and save $5. To get yours now go to

Don’t risk your attractiveness get your tickets today.

Dan, Jason and Dennis approve this message and have been listening to the Talking Heads 24/7 for the past two weeks. Watch out girls.

Burning Down the House –
Race Away –
Start Making Sense with special guests Vanity Crash
Thursday, October 17, 7:30pm doors; 8:30pm show
The Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland 44110 – (216) 383-1124
All ages – $10 advance, $12 day of show
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“‘Ego and adrenalin,’ states (lead vocalist) Folino, citing the band’s essential ingredients and hinting at an exuberant, tongue-in-cheek quality that mixes well with the band’s anthemic tuneswith its glittery costumes and make-up, and Folino’s stagey excess and booming voice, Vanity Crash is a splashy addition to the music scene.” – Anastasia Pantsios