Dennis Van Crash
Sounds Like: David Bowie (Official), Muse, The London Suede, The Darkness, Foxy Shazam
Bio: For the members of Vanity Crash, what started with a rock n’ roll musical quickly developed into some very musical rock n’ roll.
Vanity Crash’s founding members planted the band’s glittery seeds while portraying slammin’ glam punks “The Angry Inch” in Cleveland Public Theater’s production of the...See Full Bio
“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. Once the house band for a local production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the group plays up the theatrics on this fine EP. It's a much more accessible (and light-hearted) offering than last year's weighty Yours Justice, a concept album about a serial killer. Their cover of the Zombies' "She's Not There" comes complete with British accents and the punky "Happy Anniversary" has a Ramones-like charm to it. With its sneering vocals and "Never Coming Up" has a real psychedelic edge to it and the album closer "Restraints" is so heavy, it borders on stoner rock. The call-response vocals in the title track will really resonate when the band plays the tune live. Another solid effort from a veteran band.”