The intersection of two masters of the late 20th Century, Andy Warhol and Lou Reed, resulted in a spontaneous combustion of music, film, poetry, visual effects and underground culture that spawned generations of followers and redefined art in the modern world. Warhol called it The Exploding Plastic Inevitable.
Thomas Mulready presents a multi-media presentation featuring rare video, needle drops, trivia, contests and give-aways, followed by a live music showcase by the band Vanity Crash pairing music of The Velvet Underground with their own sizzling originals. This event takes place at 8:00PM on Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the BOP STOP, 2920 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. Note: each evening may contain slightly different material. All ages will be admitted. The show contains explicit content.
Vanity Crash returns to the Wassenberg Art Center to perform at their 5th annual outdoor festival. It includes art, food, music, interactive drawing, prizes, and a total blast. From 3 pm to midnight.
Come and be part of the fun in downtown Van Wert, Ohio.
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 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 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 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.