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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 - Vanity Crash is Hosting BOWIEOKE at Musica in Akron

Bowieoke returns to Akron at Musica at 51 E Market, 44308, Saturday January 7 at 8:00pm, doors at 7:30pm. Many of you remember Bowieoke at the old Lime Spider that Jimi and Karen put on. It was always a blast! Vanity Crash is bringing it back. The night will include:

A Bowie Retrospective Multimedia presentation by CoolCleveland's Thomas Mulready. Book signing and reading by "Gilly", author of "Mick Ronson, The Spider with the Platinum Hair". Lot of Bowie merch giveaways!

The following bands and solo acts performing Bowie songs:
Brian Lisik
Frigid Touch
Michael McFarland
Missile Toe
Marc Lee Shannon
Shut Up Dad
Vanity Crash
Jakob Ward
Nick Wilkinson

Plus audience participation singing Karaoke of Bowie songs!

A night to honor the birth and one year anniversary passing of David Bowie. 

Sponsored by: The Summit FM 91.3, Square Records, Musica

An Evening With(out)

After 4 sold-out shows last January, we are bring it back. An entertaining, in-depth presentation featuring rare video clips, needle drops, obscure cuts, and recently surfaced details of arguably the most influential artist of our time.

Presented and directed by Thomas Mulready with live music by Vanity Crash

January 13 & 14.
Part 1 each night at 7:30pm:
Davy Jones to Thin White Duke

Part 2 each night at 9:30pm:
From Berlin to Blackstar★ 

2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland OH 44113

Tickets at: or


Moonage Daydream

Never Coming Up

Do It In The Movies



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.