Despite the rather ugly name, Puscifer has attracted a massive following since its 2003 inception. The project could technically be considered Maynard James Keegan’s solo project because he is the only permanent member in the “group.” The ex-Tool front man has erected (no pun intended) a catalog that has the makings of a joke. Puscifer’s 2007 sadly titled V Is For Vagina and now 2011’s Conditions Of My Parole are both oozing with sarcasm, but the latter bares a more serious tone. It has a slew of impressive guest spots such as members from Bat For Lashes, Mars Volta and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The eerie electro-rock reigns supreme throughout the album, but Keegan’s dark sense of humor is still cleverly intact. The opportunity to see Puscifer live presents itself next Wednesday and the show is rumored to be a conceptualized masterpiece. Full of outrageous characters, stage props and choreographed moves, a Puscifer show is more like a rock opera. Be prepared. (Kyle Eustice)

Puscifer with Carina Round, March 7, at The Music Hall, 1804 Capitol Ave., 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Visit for more information

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