Live review: Puscifer
A press-release description of Puscifer’s show as “anarchist dinner theatre” had me worried, like I should be expecting audience participation and readings from Chomsky, but instead it’s a fairly traditional rock show with some audiovisual distractions worked in. The stage setup is like Tool’s, with the drummer in the middle and everyone else arranged around him in a semi-circle. Keenan and Carina Round stand at the back, elevated on a platform that has two screens on it. The screens are at head height and leave their bodies visible while magnifying their faces, blowing them up into newspaper-caricature proportions. When they’re not singing they do something I guess I’ll have to call synchronized dancing, hunching down and stamping from one foot to the other like sumo wrestlers or crabcore guitarists. It’s weirdly entertaining.