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Berserker Lion's collective soul

Alex Cameron, The Lucy Grays and more this weekend at Summer's Eve


Alex Cameron
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Berserker Lion Music Collective are back at it, the plucky little co-op who are consistently doing it for themselves will post up at the Company House all weekend with the Summer’s Eve Music (and art!) Festival, where several of their pals will be doing big things: Alex Cameron offers up an EP on Thursday, September 13 (9:30pm, $7 with David R. Elliot from St. John, Liars on Fire and Montreal’s Leafer), The Lucy Grays release their newest album When Pluto Was A Planet on Friday, September 14 (9:30pm, $7 with The Sweet Deals, Willie Stratton, PEI’s Colour Code and live art from Nick Brunt and Justin Lee) and Minus World unveil their new video for “Summer Wars”—an interactive one yet (9:30pm, $7 with Poplar Street, This Ship, live art by Julianne Harnish and This Sound Will Save You).

Cameron’s EP, The Huntsman, foreshadows a change as his group will now be known as The Huntsman. For now, Cameron is releasing the second of three EPs before the final, full-length installment after the holidays. “They’re all written at pretty much at the same time,” says Cameron. In a post-music school haze, he was living in Antigonish feeling he had “gotten away what I had really started to do music for, being creative,” Cameron says. “It’s a form of therapy for me because I’m not the best at sharing my emotions other ways.”

The Lucy Grays, who are releasing When Pluto Was A Planet on Friday, consider the album to be “a snapshot” of their sound, featuring organic sounding songs with orchestral leanings. Drummer/vocalist Rowan Swain explains why this event, and Berserker Lion in general, is so valuable to a lot of young bands locally. “There's so much amazing music happening in this city and I think a lot of bands just didn't have the support systems to be able to really bring their music to the public, and Berserker Lion has provided all of us a means to do so. Every band in the collective blows me away and we are so honored to be able to play with such talent.”

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