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Vanity Crash

Born on stage under hot lights in the crucible of sound and fury.
Creating punk spunk and glam clamor.

NEWS - VC at the Five o'Clock and Shaker's Tavern

Saturday October 1 Vanity Crash will return to the cozy Five o'Clock Lounge. The Five, as it is known by the locals, is a super cool retro establishment that fully supports original music. It's a great atmosphere, there's quality drinks and plenty of friendly people.

Friday October 28 Vanity Crash will make a scary appearance at Shaker's Tavern. This night will be Shaker's annual Halloween party. Guaranteed to be a fun, frightful night. A costume contest and lots of singing, dancing and laughter. It's gonna be good!

Sat Oct 1 - Five o'Clock Lounge, 11904 Detroit, Lakewood 44107

Fri Oct 28 - Shaker's Tavern, 2350 Brookpark Rd, Parma 44134




Vanity Crash was born on stage under hot lights in the 
 crucible of sound and fury as the glam-punk band The Angry 
 Inch in Cleveland Public Theater’s production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Ever since, Vanity Crash has been dressing up and throwing down with eye-popping 
 synchronized light shows, outrageous stage costumes and provocative attitude, opening for the likes of the New York Dolls, Poison, Semi Precious Weapons, the Darkness, and Gogol Bordello. The band placed songs in the movies Kingsbury Run and Hellweek. Their recent acclaimed tributes to David Bowie include timeless gems performed live alongside their own incendiary originals.

Jeff Niesel of Scene magazine says, “One of the only bands on the local circuit that keeps the glam rock flame burning brightly, Vanity Crash has been going strong for a decade now, pumping out good, gritty records with regularity.”

Dennis Van Crash


Dennis has played guitar for Queue Up, System 56, Verdanzen and The Times. Dennis has composed original scores for numerous plays, including the musical version of Lysistrata and the recent hit at Cleveland Public Theatre, Shakespeare’s Titus. Dennis served as musical director and guitarist for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

DeLee Cooper


DeLee has performed with Pointillism Jazz Consort and Weathervane Playhouse in Newark. She teaches acting in Great Lakes Theater’s in-school residency program, one of the most successful artist-in-residence programs in the country. She will appear in the musical Heathers in Cleveland in 2016.

Thomas Anonymous


Thomas has appeared in Letters From Camp, Modern Time, The Clean, Haywire and Cats on Holiday. He has performed in the orchestra pit for theatrical productions ranging from West Side Story to Music Man to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As a solo performance artist he has performed in theatres, cafes, bookstores and junkyards throughout the Midwest, New York City, Baltimore and Paris.