Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer Gets Weird at the Gusman on June 12

See Crossfade's review and slideshow of Puscifer in Miami -- plus Maynard James Keenan's suggested wine pairings for a meal of human face and his "Five Favorite Adult Swim Moments."

Metal's leading weirdo luminary, Maynard James Keenan is coming to the Gusman Center on June 12. He won't be with Tool or A Perfect Circle. He'll be with Puscifer, his supremely strange music and comedy show.

So what is Puscifer? "It will be appropriate to its setting," Maynard tells Crossfade. "I wouldn't want to watch the new Star Trek movie at a rock club.

"And I wouldn't try to cook a meal in a rock club either. But I'm definitely not going to try to play a rock set in a restaurant."

The Gusman is known for hosting operas and ballets. Puscifer has an album called V is for Vagina. So again, what is Puscifer?!?

"Expectations pave the road to hell," Keenan says. "If you've trusted my choices and judgement in the past and if you come with an open mind, you'll be entertained. If you come with something specific in mind, you're not going to get it."

But how do we prepare the unknown?!? "Take a deep breath. Be present. If you get too fucked up to enjoy the show, you'll miss the details. Put your fucking flash cameras away. Wear whatever, but if you really want to get in the mood, wear a suit."

Aaaaggghhh! If Maynard won't tell you, we will -- Puscifier is an odd, surreal trip to an alternate universe by a man who's probably from another universe. Expect lots of costumes, deranged films, and odd music.

Those expectations may lead you to hell. But at least it'll be an awesomely bizarre ride.

Puscifer with Carina Round Tuesday, June 12. The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $32.50 to $46.50 plus fees. Call 305-372-0925 or visit gusmancenter.org.

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