Grab the popcorn, dim the lights and catch up with Puscifer’s cast of characters in two upcoming concert films: “Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of my Parole” and “V is for Versatlie: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V is for… era”.
PUSCIFER DOUBLE FEATURE
Creating ‘V Is For Versatile’, Performing ‘Parole Violator’
28th October at 12:00pm pacific / 29th October at 7:00am New Zealand
Puscifer, whose 2020 concert film, “Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti” broke online attendance records and fully explored what the at-home concert experience could be, celebrate the Halloween weekend with the release of two concert-meets-feature films: “V is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V is for… era” and “Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole.” Watch the trailer below!
Meeting at the intersection of music and theater, Puscifer is known for their thematic, multimedia-laced tours. 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. The pandemic-induced dawn of the at-home concert experience provided Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell and Carina Round with the tools to turn to film, having now released two movies to date: 2020’s “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti” and 2021’s “Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents featuring Money $hot by Puscifer.”
“Those with creative minds are restless. Lockdown was only physical, not mental,” offers Keenan. “The Pandemic was the perfect springboard and opportunity for us all to flex our creative muscles. Here is more evidence.”
Hildy Berger adds: “When life gives you lemons, don’t stop at making lemonade. Plant summa them lemons, grow some goddamn lemon trees, and change your pissy world view. Hell! Make some dang Limoncello!”
The films, which premiere on Oct. 28 at 12:00pm pacific (Oct. 29 at 7:00am NZ), remain on-demand for 72 hours. Tickets as well as a selection of limited edition merchandise, exclusive to attendees, are available now via puscifertv.com. Early bird tickets are on-sale through Oct. 21.
Both “V is for Versatile” and “Parole Violator” have album companions, available on vinyl, CD and streaming on November 11th. Pre-orders are also available now via puscifertv.com.
Born somewhere in the Arizona desert, Puscifer is an electro-rock band, multimedia experience, traveling circus, and alien abduction survivors. The group’s catalog consists of four full-length studio albums: V is for …, Conditions of My Parole , Money $hot , and Existential Reckoning  – in addition to a series of EPs and remixes.
Beyond the core trio of Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, and Carina Round, the group’s ever-evolving ecosystem encompasses Greg Edwards, Gunnar Olsen, Juliette Commagere as well as a cast of characters such as Billy D and his wife Hildy Berger, Major Douche, Special Agent Dick Merkin, and many more.
Meanwhile, the moniker’s origins can be traced to a 1995 episode of the HBO classic Mr. Show where Keenan first used the name “Puscifer.” In addition to tallying tens of millions of streams and views, they’ve piqued the curiosity of the press. Entertainment Weekly christened them, “Exceptionally groovy,” and Revolver fittingly described them as “indescribable.” Renowned for an immersive live show, the group’s performances blur the lines between concert and theater, traversing the dusty American Southwest with Billy D and Hildy or the sweaty squared circle with Luchadores. They’ve brought their unique live experience to life everywhere from Coachella to Bonnaroo.
On their 2020 debut for Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG entitled ‘Existential Reckoning,’ Puscifer track Billy D back to the desert and, just maybe, uncover the truth about aliens once and for all.
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