LIVE: Puscifer

Puscifer, fronted by Tool lead singer Maynard James Keenan, delighted a Copley Symphony Hall crowd on May 1 with a rocking set -- and a live lucha libre match.

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Puscifer, featuring Maynard James Keenan (pictured) from Tool, headlined Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016.
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The stage was set up to look like a wrestling match...
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....and with good reason: A real-life Lucha Libra match played out prior to the start of Puscifer's set.
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The band is basically a Keenan solo project of sorts. He's the only permanent member and he's said that Puscifer represents his "creative subconscious."
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Singer/songwriter Carina Round has joined on the current incarnation of the band.
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Jeff Friedl plays drums.
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Mahsa Zargaran plays keyboards and sings backing vocals.
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In typical Maynard James Keenan fashion, the vocalist occupied the rear of the stage and was shrouded in darkness much of the time. During this show, he wore a lucha libre mask.
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The band's most recent album, "Money Shot," was released on Oct. 30, 2015.
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On "Money Shot," Keenan recorded material with a revolving cast of musicians including Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commferford and Brad Wilf Jon Theodore, Tim Alexander, and Joey Jordison (among others).
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Fun fact: The band was originally named Umlaut.
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The name "Puscifer" was first used as a fictional band in the first episode of HBO's "Mr. Show," and included Keenan and Tool's Adam Jones as members.
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According to an interview, Keenan describes Puscifer as "simply a playground for the various voices in my head....a space with no clear or discernible goals."
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Puscifer perform at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016.
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Puscifer perform at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016.
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Puscifer perform at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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A Lucha Libre match took place at Copley Symphony Hall on May 1, 2016, before Puscifer took the stage.
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