Check out our new release – Magic Suitcase – available to download now on Bandcamp, as well as a limited edition compact disc. Also available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and all streaming services.
August 11th | Walkabout Tremont | Cleveland, OH
February 17th | Negative Space | Cleveland, OH
January 20th | Smiling Skull Saloon | Athens, OH
January 7th | The Winchester Music Tavern | Lakewood, OH
November 18th | The Zephyr Pub | Kent, OH
November 11th | Westside Bowl | Youngstown, OH
September 24th | The Zephyr Pub | Kent, OH
August 26th | Mercury Music Lounge | Lakewood, OH
August 9th | No Class | Cleveland, OH
A funny thing happened on the way to the future…
Musical scholars have a hard time pinpointing where (and when) the plot for Vanillaphase was hatched. Leading theories run the gamut from the backwaters of Texas to the beaches of California to gambling dens in Monaco to a temporal vortex that suddenly opened up over the leaden skies of late pandemic-era Lake Erie. While the origins of this misfit musical outfit remain hazy, what is crystal clear is their obsession with bass that bumps, beats that thump, and songs that make you shake your rump.
G3 (vocals, AI), Nico Denaldo (guitars, vocals, throwing knives), Rick Taggert (synths, vocals, bullwhip), and Taylor “Paco” Ripley (bass, synths, vocals, cutlass) come from all corners, and take on all comers, committed to the credo that when it comes to art, the only rule is “there are no rules”. When this colorful cast of cosmic rapscallions musk up, strap on their eclectic instruments, and the ice cubes get to tinkling in their Scotch glasses, there is no territory Vanillaphase will not traverse in the name of cheap thrills, interstellar harmony, and sonic seduction. Grab your double cassette boom box, slather on the SPF 50, and hop onboard…this boat is guaranteed to be rocking.
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