Vanity Theft

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Vanity Theft
Origin Springboro, Ohio USA
Genres Alternative rock
Indie rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Vigilante, Adamant
Members Alicia Grodecki
Brittany Hill
Elyse Driskill
Past members Staci Farfsing
Lindsey Keene

Vanity Theft is an American all girl indie/alternative rock group from Springboro, Ohio that formed in 2005.


The band started in 2005 as "Vanity Pledge" when the members were still in high school, and was made up of Brittany Hill (guitar, vocals), Alicia Grodecki (keyboard, vocals), Elyse Driskill (drums), and Staci Farfsing (bass).[1] Starting out playing cover material, the band shifted to writing and playing original music after Lindsey Keene replaced the college-bound Farfsing on bass, and the group was renamed "Vanity Theft".[2][3]

Keene left the band to pursue schooling and was replaced on bass shortly after their 2nd Album was completed, in April 2010 by Lalaine Vergara-Paras, previously best known for her role in the early 2000s on the TV show Lizzie McGuire.[4][5][6] Lalaine was asked to leave in January 2011 just before touring was to resume, currently the band remains made up of its 3 original founding members. They have since toured with Amanda Dellevigne, Kelly Riot and currently, on The Lady Killers Tour, Allison Kelly.

The band has been described by some early Ohio press as having a sound "somewhere between the work of Sleater-Kinney and the Ting Tings."[7]

In 2010, the band signed with Vigilante Music/Adamant Records.[4]


Current members
Former members
  • Lindsey Keene - bass guitar (2006–2010)
  • Staci Farfsing - bass guitar (2005)
  • Lalaine - bass guitar, backing vocals (2010)
  • Amanda Dellevigne - bass guitar (2011)
  • Kelly Riot - bass guitar (2011)
  • Allison Kelly - bass guitar (2012)


  • Symptoms (2006) (5 song CD-EP)[8][9]
  • Post Script: Pace Yourself (2008)[10][11]
  • Anatomy (EP) (2010)[12]
  • Get What You Came For (2011) (Vigilante/Adamant)[13]
  • The Right Amount of Distance (2012) (7 song CD-EP)

Web Shows[edit]

  • Vanity Theft: VT Tour Diary (2011)
  • Vanity Theft: The Lost Tapes (2012)


  1. ^ Neises, Kris (3 February 2007). Vanity Theft to play Canal Street Tavern, Dayton Daily News
  2. ^ Pfarr, Daniele (9 February 2009). Meet the Band: Vanity Theft: All-female alt-rock group keeps it silly, Metromix Cincinnati
  3. ^ Thrasher, Don (29 August 2008). All Girl Band Is All About Rocking Out, Dayton Daily News
  4. ^ a b (30 April 2010)Welcome LaLaine!,
  5. ^ (1 October 2010). CMJ Artist Spotlight: Vanity Theft, Autostraddle
  6. ^ (7 January 2011). This Just In: Introducing Vanity Theft, AfterEllen
  7. ^ Mojica, Frank (13 January 2011). Album Review: Vanity Theft – Get What You Came For, Consequence of Sound
  8. ^ Dillon, Pamela (24 August 2006). All-girl rock band set to debut 1st CD, Dayton Daily News
  9. ^ MacConnell, C.A. (11 April 2007). Locals Only: Vanity Theft, Cincinnati CityBeat
  10. ^ Thrasher, Don (2 January 2009). Dig the new breed debut albums of, Dayton Daily News
  11. ^ (25 September 2009). Dayton's Vanity Theft is memorable, The Cincinnati Enquirer
  12. ^ (4 January 2011). Film At 11: Vanity Theft, Magnet (magazine)
  13. ^ Aquilante, Dan (3 January 2011). Some sound advice for 2011, New York Post ("Lalaine -- is blunt about her band, saying, 'We may have vaginas, but we're not p - - - ies.'")

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