Not out of the norm there was a show in Toronto. An artistic expression with feminist inspiration was the festival’s goal. Welcoming all into a safe space much needed in the music scene. Venus Fest did just that, by creating a safe, welcoming space dedicated to woman, art, and music. One of the first festivals in Toronto to celebrate an all female lead lineup, the festival was welcomed by many. Crowds came early to catch all the talent in the lineup, including headliner, Weaves. Take a look at the photos below.
MUSIC. ART. BANDS. MUSIC. Did I mention music? Camp Wavelength may not have made it to the island, but it was in full swing. Long Boat at The Great Hall was transformed for a weekend of musical oddities to continue the spirit of the festival right here in Toronto. Here are the top five moments of Camp Wavelength 2017.
Duchess Says off stage performance
Two songs in, Duchess Says’ Annie-Claude Deschênes, decided the stage wasn’t intimate enough, and spent most of the set walking amid the crowd. The Montreal band is known for their live spectacle performances. However Saturday’s might have been one of the best. Orange powder rained down on campers, as Deschênes thrashed her way to the back of the room.
Deerhoof’s performance in the air
Headlining Sunday night, Deerhoof had the exact opposite reaction to the crowd. Die-hard fans mingled with the campers. An energy few bands could have ramped up on a Sunday night was wired through the air. The band’s energy was contagious, each member spend the set jumping, trashing and rarely touching the stage.
Dilly Dally Never missing a beat
Toronto’ darlings have come a long, long way. Perfecting the perfectly imperfect grunge persona of ,Dilly Dally, Katie Monks took the stage with a calm coolness that blows every crowd away. You can never help but fall in love again and again with her raspy howl.
The Mutant Cat
Don’t ask because I couldn’t tell you. The mutant cat hanging around Wavelength turned heads until you realized it’s a Wavelength show. Combining arts and the outlandish style of the festival, it was no surprise to run into oddities.
The last of Emilie and Ogden
Don’t fret. The angelic sounds of Emilie and Ogden, a singer and her harp, won’t be gone forever. Lead, Emilie Kahn, revealed that the band will be undergoing a name change. No word yet as to what the new name will be, but Sunday’s performance was the last under the current name. Making the sweetly dark sounds all the more meaningful.