Where: Jubilee Audtiorium
When: Saturday March 10th @ 8:00 PM
Price: $41.15 – $59.15 @ Ticketmaster
For those readers who are unaware, Puscifer is the solo project of Maynard James Keenan, best known for his vocal work in both Tool and A Perfect Circle. Anybody who has been to a performance of either Tool or A Perfect Circle knows that Keenan isn’t one to steal the spotlight. He shies away at the back of the stage with little to no lighting, refusing to take the expected position of front-man. But this project is bound to be a different story. Keenan is the heart and soul of Puscifer, and though he still takes his place further upstage, he is bound to be more than a little illuminated.
It’s no secret that I am a fan of the project and of Keenan’s work in general. I listed Conditions of My Parole on my top ten list for 2011 and I expect the live interpretation of the music to be more than just interesting. From the images immediately available online I have deduced that this is going a fairly unique and indeed a very engaging performance. Keenan appears to take on various characters throughout the show, including the drunken hillbilly featured in his most recent albums title track. Let’s not forget the ever present character of Puscifer herself. Keenan introduces Puscifer on his website as a separate being from himself, perhaps one that personifies his inner ID. I expect that there will be a few vignettes similar to the official video for “Man Overboard” or “Queen B” to fully engage the audience in a multimedia performance that incorporates the different aspects of Keenan’s personality, including the demonic Puscifer.
-Eric T. Behr