Crash Boom Bang

Music Makes Life Better presents a Hope for Henry Benefit

Crash Boom Bang

That Lying Bitch, His Dream Of Lions

Thu, December 22

Doors: 7:00 pm


Crash Boom Bang - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
That Lying Bitch - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
That Lying Bitch

The prodigious and controversial Chicago rockers, That Lying Bitch, have kicked up a tempestuous swarm of intrigue and buzz since forming in 2013 by high school friends Tom Higgenson, Darren Vorel, Dave Tirio, and Eric Vorel. Band members Tom Higgenson and Dave Tirio are also the lead singer and guitarist (respectively) of popular American band Plain White T’s. Higgenson has described the group as “The perfect blend of ‘f*ck you’ and ‘I still love you.’’’

That Lying Bitch has released four singles to date; “I’ve Been Doing Fun Shit Without You”, “How am I Supposed to Hate You When I Love You”, “I Can’t Wait Till You Get Dead”, and “ Totally Fucked For You” on Higgenson’s production/label Moniker, Red Jacket.
His Dream Of Lions - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
His Dream Of Lions

We’re all after something, and it’s the thrill of the chase that keeps us on. For the five young alternative rockers in His Dream Of Lions, the thrill they find is in chasing their dreams. Having known one another through the local Fairfax Virginia music scene, guitarist Nick Jones, singer Seth Coggeshall, and bassist Blair Kilner came together during the spring of 2012 to form the band that would eventually become His Dream Of Lions. After a full year of non-stop gigging and writing, the band’s lineup was finalized with the addition of drummer Jack Dunigan and keyboardist Colby Witko.

With the new members in place, the group quickly realized they needed a name that would stand to signify the moral intent behind the band. In Ernest Hemingway’s novel, “The Old Man and The Sea,” the main character experiences reoccurring dreams of lions playing on the beach. Even with the knowledge that they could drown, the lions carry on, representing a sense of adventure the old man once had. By taking the name, His Dream Of Lions, the members hope to be reminded of the ambitious spirit they promised never to lose.

Building off the support of their loyal and rapidly growing fan base, His Dream Of Lions continued onto a string of successes, playing with artists such as Aaron Carter, Jonny Craig, There For Tomorrow, Australia’s Got Talent winner Joe Robinson, as well as releasing a critically acclaimed cover of Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem”.

By the time June of 2013 rolled around, the band felt they had generated sufficient buzz, both local and national, to warrant the recording of their double EP, a concept record inspired by their love of storytelling. Once hitting the studio with producer Ben Green (Fairweather), the band released their debut record simply titled “Part One” in March of 2014. The opening track, “Novel”, has gained significant commercial success, climbing to #7 on the NMW Top 40 Chart, and #7 on the NMW Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Following the success of “Novel,” the band decided to partner with Bryan Stars for the release of their “Elsa” music video, the bands second single off of “Part One.” With no sign of letting up from the Virginia based quintet went on to release their critically acclaimed junior release, “His Dream Of Lions”. The lead single “Danger Close” off the EP debuted on FUSE Music, and has received generous acclaim from current and new fans alike.
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001