Five years ago the girls of Vanity Theft were high schoolers in Dayton, Ohio itching to do something more with their free time after school, so like many kids across the country, they started a band. What set them apart from the other teenagers they knew rocking in their parents’ basement is that they knew from the moment that they picked up their guitars, that this wasn’t some fleeting childhood hobby- this was their life.
Alicia Grodecki (vocals/keyboard), Brittany Hill (guitar) and Elyse Driskill (drums) gigged their asses off around Ohio, making a name for themselves in their hometown and surrounding areas. They were gaining a considerable local following and the buzz kept mounting, resulting in a stint on the 2009 Warped Tour. They continued playing more and more high profile gigs and venues, packing places like the Peabody’s in Cleveland and the Viper Room in LA.
In early 2010, they realized there was something missing from the band…a solid permanent bassist. Having not found someone that fit the mentality of the band as a collaborative partnership with being friends and having fun coming first, they finally fell into a bit luck. Their brand of dancey, catchy-as–hell rock caught the attention of former Disney Channel star, Lalaine who had been a fan since their last LP Postscript: Pace Yourself. After hearing through friends that the band was in need of a bassist, Lalaine flew from Burbank to audition for them in Ohio. The new quartet hit it off immediately, and Lalaine relocated soon after.
Inspired by heroes like Sleater-Kinney, the girls of Vanity Theft are ready to dominate. They releasing a new EP Anatomy October 26th, touring like crazy, and prepping a full length for release early Spring.
US Tour Dates
09/21- SEATTLE, WA @ Studio 7
09/22 – PORTLAND, OR @ Mississippi Pizza
09/26 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ Roxy
09/29 – ROSWELL, NM @ Unity Center
09/30 – EL PASO, TX @ House of Rock
10/02 – DALLAS, TX @ The Prophet Bar
10/03 – SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Ten Eleven
10/04 – KANSAS CITY, MO @ Riot Room
10/05 – ST. LOUIS, MO @ Cicero’s
10/20 – NEW YORK, NY @ Webster Hall (CMJ SESAC Showcase w/ BRAHMS, HOUSES) – 7pm
10/23 – DANBURY, CT @ Larry’s
10/24 – NEW HAVEN, CT @ Stella Blues Bar
10/25 – PITTSBURGH, PA @ The Shadow Lounge
10/27 – SOUTH BEND, IN @ Anchor Inn
10/29 – ST. PAUL, MN @ Big V’s
10/31 – MADISON, WI @ The Annex
11/05 – COLUMBUS, OH @ Circus
11/12 – DAYTON, OH @ Canal Street Tavern