This past weekend, Puscifer livestreamed a pair of concert/feature films titled V is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film and Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film Featuring Conditions of My Parole, featuring music from both of those eras.
Originally, the streams started at October 28 at 3 p.m. EST and would only run for 72 hours, but that’s no longer the case, as the band has extended viewing times to November 7. As you can tell from the clip below, the streams were part concert performance and part feature film.
According to the band, the streams went from “a ‘Hee Haw’-style jamboree to a televangelist revival, from sitting ringside at a Lucha Libre match to the advent of Agent Dick Merkin and the Pusciforce, Puscifer’s transition from live performances to film is a natural extension of the music-meets-acting troupe.”
James Maynard Keenan said the pandemic allowed the band to accumulate the tools necessary to shoot such an event, having already released two other films.
“Those with creative minds are restless. Lockdown was only physical, not mental. The Pandemic was the perfect springboard and opportunity for us all to flex our creative muscles. Here is more evidence.”
Along with the streams, which you can still check out at Puscifertv.com for $20 per show or $35 for access to both, the band will be releasing a special vinyl pressing to commemorate the event, as well as CDs. The music will also be available via most streaming platforms this month.
But anyway, check out the clip of “Man Overboard” below and tell me you don’t want to watch the rest. I doubt you’ll be able to.
Puscifer are currently on their Existential Reckoning tour, where they’ll also be selling ultra rare variants of that album pressed specifically for the tour stop. You can check to see if they’ll be hitting a venue near you by scrolling down to the list of dates below.
Existential Reckoning tour dates:
November 1 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
November 3 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
November 4 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
November 5 Atlantic City, NJ Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
November 7 Montreal, QC L’Olympia
November 8 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 10 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
November 11 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
November 12 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
November 13 Madison, WI The Sylvee
November 15 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Performance Hall
November 17 St. Louis, MO The Factory
November 18 Kansas City, MO The Midland Theatre
November 19 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Theater
November 22 Prescott, AZ Yavapai College Performing Arts Center