Last Night: Puscifer at Bayou Music Center

Puscifer Bayou Music Center June 27, 2012

Always making the most of minimalism, Maynard James Keenan, the mastermind behind Tool and A Perfect Circle, made the back of Bayou Music Center's stage his home Wednesday night, content to let the rest of his band stand and sit in the foreground as he stood in the shadows, his cowboy hat and aviator-style sunglasses shrouding his face for the entire evening.

Eccentric much? Maybe. But the guy could just be really modest. Or shy.

The stage setup, which resembled a campsite, was so cliché that it had to have been a joke inside of a joke. There was a camper in the back left, a few lawn chairs and a picnic table near the middle of the stage (complete with a red-and-white checkered tablecloth), and a fake campfire front and center.

You'd be hard-pressed to find any country-western themes in the music itself, but as far as presentation is concerned, Maynard has made it clear that this is a staple of the band.

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