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REVIEW: Maynard James Keenan’s PUSCIFER 2nd night @ Roseland (Portland, OR – 11/16/09)

17th Nov 09 (Tue) Leave a comment Go to comments

FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW are at the BOTTOM

Maynard’s voice shines on Night 2…

Saturday’s Puscifer show (review link) was fantastic, and I happened to be up in Portland for a work training session; so, what the hell… let’s do this again!  I heart Maynard!

No wine tasting (for me) this time… in fact, for a more detailed review, definitely check out Saturday’s show review.  Monday, I showed up around 8pm and got situated near the front of the general admission section.

Sweethead opened the show again.  I switched up where I took in their music this time… I could definitely hear the guitars better, but the vocals were a little muddy until midway through their set.  I liked them.  Troy’s a good guitarist, and Serrina has some nice energy (ok, and nice legs, too). :)

This was their last night as support for Puscifer, and Troy took a dive into the drum set at the end… crash! buzz!

After Troy and Serrina got up, they left the stage – guitar still buzzing.  As the crew pulled Sweethead’s gear and monitors off the stage, they lifted up a large black sheet to hide the stage (something new compared to Saturday night)…

I had seen on setlist.fm that the two nights in the same city had differing set lists, and Portland was no exception.  Where Saturday was more of the blasphemy day to kick things off, Monday was… well… at 9pm, then the sheet came down, it looked like it was a camping theme (complete with fake fire).  Maynard was inside the tent, and they had him projected on the screen behind him.  After some bullshitting, he finally came out to start the show properly…

The stage seemed darker, but at least Maynard was out there for the two songs of which I was allowed to take photos.  Both he and Carina were obfuscated again behind the video boxes, which is an oddity fitting of Maynard’s persona.  Overall, I think Monday night’s show featured Maynard’s voice better – though the song selection wasn’t much different (other than order).  The video breaks were completely different… comedic pitchmen trying to sell reality television concepts to Maynard – who wasn’t paying too well of attention and always got the concept wrong.  Hilarity ensued, of course.

Here’s what they played among the campfire and sleeping bags…

Setlist: 90 minutes or so [compare sets with Night #1]

  • Rev 22:20
  • Drunk With Power
  • (Video Break 1)
  • Indigo Children
  • Trekka
  • Potions
  • (Video Break 2)
  • Momma Sed (with Tim Alexander as a Portland stripper)
  • Vagina Mine
  • Dozo
  • The Undertaker
  • (Video Break 3)
  • Polar Bear
  • Sour Grapes
  • Queen B
  • The Mission (featuring Carina Round)
  • The Humbling River
  • No Encore

Maynard’s voice sounded especially great on Indigo Children, Potions, Momma Sed (seemed slower/mellower than Saturday), Polar Bear, and The Humbling River.  I’m really digging the new EP’s material… and I’m looking forward to more digital EPs, physical CDs, whatever Maynard wants to throw at us!

more pictures at the bottom

You can get Puscifer’s music via the pictures below:

You can grab some of Maynard’s wines (if you are lucky to be in the shipping area) via this:

The Appropriate Linkage:

Check out the Puscifer tour dates below.

~Dan – np: The Swell SeasonStrict Joy

all pictures (cc) 2009 Daniel Temmesfeld,
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Tour Dates

  • 10/29/09, Las Vegas, NV (The Pearl, Palms Casino)
  • 10/31, San Diego, CA (Spreckels Theatre)
  • 11/1, San Diego, CA (Spreckels Theatre)
  • 11/4, Oakland, CA (Fox Oakland Theater)
  • 11/5, Oakland, CA (Fox Oakland Theater)
  • 11/7, Stockton, CA (Bob Hope Theatre)
  • 11/10, Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)
  • 11/11, Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)
  • 11/13, Vancouver, BC (Centre For the Performing Arts)
  • 11/14, Portland, OR (Roseland Ballroom)
  • 11/16, Portland, OR (Roseland Ballroom)
  • 11/17, Salt Lake City, UT (Capitol Theatre)
  • 11/18, Salt Lake City, UT (Capitol Theatre)
  • 11/20, Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
  • 11/21, Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
  • 11/24, Dallas, TX (McFarlin Memorial Auditorium)
  • 11/25, Dallas, TX (McFarlin Memorial Auditorium)
  • 11/27, Houston, TX (Jones Hall for the Performing Arts)
  • 11/28, San Antonio, TX (Majestic Theatre)
  • 12/1, El Paso, TX (Abraham Chavez Theatre)
  • 12/3, Phoenix, AZ (Orpheum Theatre)
  • 12/4, Phoenix, AZ (Orpheum Theatre)
  1. 17th Nov 09 (Tue) at 10:31 am

    although i received no notification about the VIP and missed the wine tasting i still enjoyed the show in its entirety. i came with an open mind and enjoyed the funky music and comedic genius behind the show. i’m glad i was able to see this rare gem.

  2. Amy
    18th Nov 09 (Wed) at 4:12 pm

    We saw you at Puscifer on Monday…had already read review from Sat night. We were front row center and felt you deserved more time to shoot, you were running back and forth and being so corgial as to crouch way down so as not to block anyones view. Much respect, you got some great shots! We did attend the wine tasting on Monday and it was much as you described. Todd was a wealth of information and Maynard also made a quick appearance and gave us all signed copies of the CD. He was quiet as expected but made eye contact and thanked us all for coming. He brought electricity to the room.

    We’ve (my husband and I) have been to 100’s of shows, backstage with Primus, Slayer, Korn, Down, etc…but this by FAR, we both agreed, was the BEST show we have EVER seen. It was fanfuckingtastic if you’ll excuse my French. I’m still playing it over and over in my head…

    Thanks for the look see at the pics from our night…good shtuff!


  3. 23rd Dec 09 (Wed) at 5:34 am

    Wow, amazing article:)

  1. 1st Jul 11 (Fri) at 10:34 am

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