Puscifer Set to Rock Stage AE; Unblurred Gallery Crawl in Friendship/Garfield (Fri., 4/1/16)

1) Puscifer is the one-man project of Maynard James Keenan (aka MJK), who is perhaps better known as the vocalist for metal acts Tool and A Perfect Circle. As with those groups, the music of Puscifer lands heavy on the ear, though sprinklings of electronics, and vocals from Carina Round add moments of unsettling calm and serenity. Keenan is the band’s consistent member, with the rest of the line-up varying with each release and tour. Fans of the cult sketch comedy series Mr. Show, starring Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) and David Cross (“Arrested Development”), will remember that Puscifer began as a fictional band on the HBO series. Now the group is very much a part of reality, with three studio albums and multiple remix albums and EPs under their belt. Last year’s Money Shot is the newest and is also the one the group is currently touring, including a stop at Stage AE. Luchafer opens. Doors open 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

 

Kendal Nasiadka, a senior at Oakland Catholic, explains the motivation behind her self-portrait. The painting is in the exhibit Adopting Identity: The Exploration of Lies, Luck and Legitimacy at Most Wanted Fine Art.

Kendal Nasiadka, a senior at Oakland Catholic , explains the motivation behind her self-portrait. The painting is in the exhibit ‘Adopting Identity: The Exploration of Lies, Luck and Legitimacy’ at Most Wanted Fine Art.

2) Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn features a variety of visual and performing arts at galleries, clubs, and restaurants along Penn Avenue (4800-5500) in the Garfield, Bloomfield, and Friendship neighborhoods. 6 – 10 p.m. Most events are free.

3) Good Fridays at the Warhol is a weekly party at the museum, featuring art exhibits, music, and cocktails in the high temple to Andy Warhol’s numerous talents. Half-price museum admission. 5 – 10 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.