Vanity Theft

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Vanity Theft
Origin Springboro, Ohio USA
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock
Years active 2005–2015
Labels Vigilante, Adamant
Past members Alicia Grodecki
Brittany Hill
Elyse Driskill
Staci Farfsing
Lindsey Keene

Vanity Theft was 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 and the band consisted 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]

On February 23, 2015, Hill announced the official disbandment of the band, also announcing her new music project "Kerchief." [8] Shortly after, Grodecki announced her own music project titled "Moira."


Final line-up
Former members
  • Staci Farfsing - bass guitar (2005)
  • Lindsey Keene - bass guitar (2006–2010)
  • 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)[9][10]
  • Post Script: Pace Yourself (2008)[11][12]
  • Anatomy (EP) (2010)[13]
  • Get What You Came For (2011) (Vigilante/Adamant)[14]
  • 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. ^ Hill, Brittany (23 February 2015). Vanity Theft co-founder Brittany Hill re-introduces Kerchief, Kerchief Music
  9. ^ Dillon, Pamela (24 August 2006). All-girl rock band set to debut 1st CD, Dayton Daily News
  10. ^ MacConnell, C.A. (11 April 2007). Locals Only: Vanity Theft, Cincinnati CityBeat
  11. ^ Thrasher, Don (2 January 2009). Dig the new breed debut albums of, Dayton Daily News
  12. ^ (25 September 2009). Dayton's Vanity Theft is memorable, The Cincinnati Enquirer
  13. ^ (4 January 2011). Film At 11: Vanity Theft, Magnet (magazine)
  14. ^ 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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