Whatever you wanna call it, you gotta admire the passion of each band on the bill. This monster of a music fest certainly has its own legs, now, having started just three years ago, spearheaded by Child Bite singer/guitarist Shawn Knight...Yeah, now it's got crazy-strong legs and its running at full tilt.
BERSERKER IIIMarch 3rd - 5th
Doors at 7pm (each night)
500 Temple St., Detroit
$25 (or $45 for a Weekend Pass)
There are dozens upon dozens of bands I could single out, tonight, from the Berserker Fest. I'm going to go with a Detroit-based experimental post-prog outfit that just put out a new single and is planning on an album release in April via Bellyache....
Voyag3r might not match the ferocious/spasmodic nitroglycerine of at least half of the other bands on this lineup, but their vigor is one of a more transportive concentration.
Imagine a monster movie if it were in another galaxy, 300 years into the future, dotted with telepaths shape-shifters, celestial beings and plasma-waves, nebula clouds and hot-rod-rockets,...a journey inside your mind...bending said mind, twisting said mind, and shuttle-launching said mind warp-speed through another dimension. Instrumental soundtrack-sounding psychedelia at its very finest....
Enjoy Berserker, everyone...
And stay tuned for more Voyag3r.