Artist: Petra Glynt
Recorded at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Camp Wavelength), August 20, 2016.Petra Glynt - unknown
Following and expanding on the template of last year's successful festival, Wavelength returned to the island with a meticulously-executed event that included an exciting range of music and a beach full of art beside festival headliner Lake Ontario. It also managed to be a stress-reducing rather than a stress-inducing time — rather like a weekend at the cottage, even if the city was just out of view. After the rock'n'roll headliner, there was the equivalent of a whole 'nother show in a quartet of late night sets for festival campers or anyone willing to stay late for the specially-chartered late-night ferry. (Once again, that service went off without a hitch, which by now has mostly obviated my grim memories of some of the awkward early attempts that had been made at such an offering.)
'Tho she's currently based in Montréal, this was very much a hometown show for Alex MacKenzie, who was camping out and taking in the whole of the festival's island vibe. While a record is still pending, there were some new-new jams in the set supplanting the older-new jams — and this one ended with literal fireworks, exploding on the beach behind the stage.
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