HOW SAD – Tickets – Adelaide Hall – Toronto, ON – May 25th, 2017


MRG Concerts Presents:


With Special Guests, Nikki's Wives, LOLAA

Thu, May 25, 2017

8:00 pm

Adelaide Hall

Toronto, ON

$10.00 - $13.00

This event is 19 and over

How Sad started out in Montreal as the nom de guerre attached to a handful of Harris' personal bedroom recordings, but quickly morphed into a band playing hook-laden synth pop tailored towards live performance. There's an underlying sombre tone to the lyrics, but having those themes juxtaposed with relentlessly energetic music makes for an explosive combination.

Their unpredictable live setup finds them pounding on drums, passionately shouting over sampled beats and screeching with warped guitars. After building a reputation for themselves in their hometown they set off to tour Canada and the U.S. in 2012 playing alongside acts like Purity Ring, Twin Sister, Rich Aucoin, Darwin Deez, and many more. Having played NXNE in Toronto, Sled Island in Calgary, Evolve festival in Nova Scotia, and Pop Montreal and M for Montreal, they released their first E.P. in August 2013.
Nikki's Wives
After living through years of excess and infatuation, it's all too fitting that Nikki's Wives should find inspiration

for their debut EP in the form of a powerful obsession. Locking themselves away on a month-long creative

binge, Nikki's Wives has resurfaced with For E•V•E•R, the first six songs from the Toronto alt-pop group.

"Lyrically, we really wanted to indulge," Nikki admits, "We took some difficult emotions like jealousy and lust,

and tried to gloss them up – make them feel seductive." This isolation shaped a collection of songs that

disguise their depth as instant gratification, but reveal a deeper meaning after the high wears off. Mixed by

Matty Green (The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran), and produced by Alastair Sims (Walk Off The Earth,

Rush, Three Days Grace), For E•V•E•R is a pop-inspired experiment featuring Nikki Whitehead's smoky vocal

style floating over vintage synths and faux brass.

Nikki's Wives are no strangers to the recording process, starting her career as a solo artist, Nikki Whitehead

has been in and out of studios since she was 12 years old. "The studio is sort of like a second home to me,"

she reflects. The introduction of Dylan Lauzon and Nate Baylor to the group would be transformative, after

struggling for years to find collaborators that shared her aesthetic vision. The three instantly fed off each other's

creative energies, and decided to redefine the project to reflect this radiant spirit.

Following several high-profile TV appearances on Fox News and NBC, performances at the two Leather &

Lace Superbowl parties, and 5 showcases at SXSW, Nikki's Wives are on the verge of a banner year. With

their newest effort, the group is set to take fans to the limits of infatuation, only to reveal the bittersweet truth

that lies beneath.
Venue Information:
Adelaide Hall
250 Adelaide St. West
Toronto, ON, M5H 1X9