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A Perfect Circle

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    June 13, 2014

    8 Must-See Concerts in Metro Phoenix This Weekend, 5/13 to 5/15

    There were so many rad concerts going on this weekend we couldn't just choose just five. Here are eight, ranging from hip-hop to metal to Americana to psych-rock. If you're picky, you can always try our comprehensive concert listings. Stay cool this weekend, Phoenix.

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    June 12, 2014
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    June 11, 2014

    Why Fatherhood Is Responsible for Failure's Reunion

    Father's Day is just around the corner (June 15 for you slackers), and whether you've had the pleasure of yielding your own spawn or owe it to your old man for teaching you life hacks, there's a new reason to love fatherhood -- it revived Failure.

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    February 20, 2013

    Puscifer Gets Freaky With "Bohemian Rhapsody" Video

    The times I've chatted with Maynard James Keenan, he's always seemed calm, collected, and to-the-point. He's a businessman, a vitner, and he's real busy. Then, just when I've imagined him as a normal dude (a fan of Justified, The Walking Dead, and Fringe, by the way) he reminds me that he built his ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    January 24, 2013

    Maynard James Keenan Discusses Donkey Punch the Night

    Right now, there's a Tool fan angrily venting about the lack of a new Tool album in some dark corner of the Internet. Right now, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is most likely working on something other than a new Tool album. As detailed in this week's Phoenix New Times cover story, Keenan is a ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Maynard James Keenan: Being Wrong Sucks

    Editor's Note: With a tip of the cap to the man, we bid Maynard James Keenan adieu. This is MJK's final column for Up on the Sun, as he's devoting 2013 to more music and more wine. You won't have to wait too long to hear some of the fruits of his labor: On Tuesday, February 19, Puscifer will release ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Intended Zing: Maynard James Keenan Would Like You To Stop Effin' Around

    I base my life and my movements throughout it on quite a few assumptions. These may or may not be accurate, factual, or even realistic. And until they actually prove themselves to be inaccurate, I follow them without question. (Insert silly comment about assuming here.) Today's rant is centered on ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: Events and Rituals

    The journey known as "Vintage 2012" is almost complete. Not finished, but it's most certainly arriving at a fairly calm station. No more 2 a.m. panic-related insomnia attacks, where I stare at the ceiling going over and over the logistics of a tiny workspace. I'm not about to kid myself; there's sti ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Why Arizona?

    Since the New Times is moving this column to coincide with the print edition, I thought I'd take a moment to re-introduce myself and give you a peek into why I've resided in Arizona for the past 17 years. It has a little to do with the glowing gray area between synchronicity and fate. By this I mean ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    What is Puscifer?

    What is Puscifer? (Besides being the International Multi-Media Project I've been developing since 1995?) Good question. We usually respond with the very dismissive and obviously evasive answer: "What is Puscifer is what Puscifer is." A less evasive version of the answer is that it is an "uncertain c ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: Rochambeau Myself

    I love a good comedy. Browsing through mental notes of quotable material, apropos for tedious moments brought on by the petty, the narrow minded, and the desperate, keeps me questionably sane. See also: Maynard James Keenan: These Are The "End of Days" See also: Maynard James Keenan: Up on the Sun ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: These Are The "End of Days"

    See also: Maynard James Keenan: Up on the Sun's New Columnist See also: Maynard James Keenan (Puscifer, Tool, A Perfect Circle) on The Importance of Keeping It Local See also: Can Maynard James Keenan Put Arizona Wine on the Map? See also: New Film Queens of Country Has a Bizarre Vibe That Is Distin ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: Up on the Sun's New Columnist

    Maynard James Keenan has a lot on his resume. He's a musician, known for leading Puscifer, Tool, and A Perfect Circle, an actor, record producer, comedian, multimedia artist, and winemaker in Northern Arizona, where he co-owns Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, and oversees Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vi ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Entrance Band, Amen Dunes, and Wooden Indian at Chasers, 5/1/12

    Entrance Band, Amen Dunes, and Wooden Indian Chasers Bar and Night Club Tuesday, May 1, 2012 See also: Amen Dunes on Living a Million Musical Lives I'm sitting at a table with Paz Lenchantin a few hours before her heavy psych-blues outfit, Entrance Band, decimates the stage at Chasers in Scottsda ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Puscifer to Bring Conditions of My Parole Tour to Phoenix

    ​Maynard James Keenan doesn't seem to like down time. When not working with prog rock giants Tool, he performs in the arty A Perfect Circle, and when not keeping busy with either of those bands, he makes wine here in Arizona, and has a major role in the upcoming existentialist country comedy, Quee ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Metal Goes Pop: Five Examples of Doing It Right

    ​Yesterday our compatriots at Country Grind announced that heavy rockers Torche and Part Chimp will team for upcoming Chunklet-issued 12-inch record that finds Torche covering legendary lo-fi rockers Guided By Voices. Torche have always been a metal band unafraid to embrace big pop sounds, and th ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    A Perfect Circle at Comerica Theatre, 7-25-11

    Maria Vassett​A Perfect Circle Comerica Theatre July 25, 2011 It was just this past November that the members of A Perfect Circle ended their six-year hiatus by performing a trio of shows at Tempe's Marquee Theatre. Each of the three shows had the group focusing on one of their three albums ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Lollapalooza Unveils Lineup: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse

    ​Lollapalooza has revealed an absolutely killer lineup for its 20th-anniversary show, according to Consequence of Sound.Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse are at the top of this summer's impressive bill. Other big names scheduled to perform include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circ ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Travis Barker Calls His Critics Nazis

    ​Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is not responding well to those who have critiqued his new solo album, Give the Drummer Some, according to Spinner.Many fans of his work with Blink-182 have recently expressed that they don't particularly care for his solo work. Barker responded by calling his crit ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    A Perfect Circle To Play Comerica Theatre in July

    Tim Cadiente​ Looks like last fall's string of tour dates (including two nights at Marquee Theatre, which our own Mike Meyer covered) has invigorated the long-inactive A Perfect Circle, as the band has dropped news of a North American tour set for this summer, including a stop at Comerica Theatre ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    No. 6 A Perfect Circle - Countdown of the Best Concerts of 2010

    Maria Vassett​Over the last days of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the No. 7 show of the year, A Perfect Circle at Marquee Theatre.

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    November 10, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 11/11 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts.Is AZ Country Music USA's four-month tenure the shortest ever by a Phoenix-area club?How was A Perfect Circle's th ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    A Perfect Circle at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    Maria Vassett​A Perfect Circle Marquee Theatre November 4, 2010 There was a palpable sense of excitement in the air before A Perfect Circle took the stage at a sold-out Marquee Theatre last night. It's not often you go to a concert and feel like you're part of a rare and significant happening -- ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    A Perfect Circle Stuns Sold-Out Crowd at Marquee Theatre

    Maria Vassett​It was a special night at Marquee Theatre last night, as A Perfect Circle played their first show in 6 years to a sold-out audience. It was their first concert of three, in which they'll be playing full albums each night. Last night, they played Mer de Noms in its entirety before sur ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Nov. 5 In Blogs: Russell Pearce, First Friday, A Perfect Circle, Foodies Like Us, and Meth

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    November 4, 2010
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    November 4, 2010

    Best Coast, Bad Religion, Exposé, and More in This Week's Issue

    Best Coast's L.A. sound is as colorful as her L.A. home.​Bethany Cosentino, vocalist of the pop band Best Coast, says her band radiates lo-fi California warmth. Best Coast is perfecting the sounds of sunshine, and they're working with producer Bobb Bruno, king of the Los Angeles underground scene. ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Incoming: Lady Gaga, A Perfect Circle, Snoop Dogg, Megadeth, Night Ranger

    Oh Gaga...Let's not beat around the bush -- there hasn't been a new shows list in a few weeks. This doesn't really matter, however, since the shows will get announced one way or the other and you know what? Now's the time to announce them.It's easy to see that list is heavy with the big name acts, a ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Oct. 11 In Blogs: Arizona Fetish Ball, Lady Gaga, Chocofin, and Mayor Phil Gordon

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    September 14, 2010

    A Perfect Circle's Hiatus Over: Marquee Theatre Shows Scheduled

    ​Arizona winemaker/Tool singer Maynard James Keenan is getting his band A Perfect Circle back together.The group, which also includes Billy Howerdel of Ashes Divide, will embark on a five-city tour this fall including a three-night stop at Tempe's Marquee Theatre.

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    September 14, 2010

    Sept. 14 In Blogs: Arpaio, Blue Martini Lounge, A Perfect Circle, Fleur de Teas, and Tom Horne

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    September 13, 2010

    YouTube Begins Live Streaming Trial

    ​YouTube has announced it's in a testing period for live streaming, according to TechCrunch.Today and tomorrow only, YouTube will partner with a group of companies to make a live broadcast schedule. Unfortunately the feature will be removed from the site once the trial is over, so be sure not to m ... More >>

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    July 18, 2010

    Smashingsun Pumpkinups at Marquee Theatre on 7/17/2010

    Martin CizmarS.P. performing at Marquee Theatre. Where's the "ZERO" shirt?​Weird story: So last night I went to Marquee Theatre to see standard-bearing folk-punk band Against Me!, who just put out their second-consecutive awesome album, White Crosses.Unfortunately, the ticket line was about 100 ya ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Puscifer Takes Tour East This Spring

    ​Arizona's own Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) takes the his side project, Puscifer, east in spring 2010. The musical/comedic/theatrical stageshow that is Puscifer played a few shows in the Southwest earlier this month including two dates at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix (o ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Concert Review: Puscifer at The Orpheum

    Even if you're not a fan of Maynard James Keenan's two main projects, Tool and A Perfect Circle, -- and I generally am not -- you've gotta admit the guy has good taste in comedy. He helped popularize Bill Hicks by bringing the late comic along on Lollapalooza, he's done some work with Mr. Show and h ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 8, 2008

    Maynard James Keenan's New Band, Puscifer, Finally Schedules a Show

    Arizona's own Maynard James Keenan, best known as the front man of Tool and A Perfect Circle, has scheduled a show with his new band, Puscifer and it's nothing like what you'd expect from the enigmatic singer who was the subject of a New Times' cover story last month. On Valentine's Day weekend Kee ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Night Out: 999 Eyes Freak Show at The Trunk Space

    By Wynter Holden See more shots from 999 Eyes Freak Show in our slide show. Met any freaks lately? Now, by "freaks" I don't mean the black trenchcoat wearing, Twilight book reading, A Perfect Circle listening, tragically hip wannabe goth set. Or the scary dudes who post pictures of their penis ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Puscifer

    "V" Is for Vagina
    (Puscifer Entertainment)

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    September 8, 2005

    32 Leaves

    Welcome to the Fall
    (Double Blind Music)

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    July 14, 2005

    Jimmy Chamberlin Complex

    Out of the Pumpkins' shell

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    December 9, 2004
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    November 25, 2004
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    November 18, 2004
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    November 11, 2004

    A Perfect Circle

    eMOTIVe
    (Virgin)

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    September 9, 2004

    Face to Face

    A punk rock swan song

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    April 17, 2003

    He's a Happy Rat Now

    Billy Corgan and a dark Zwan's journey into light

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    June 8, 2000

    Jive Talkin'

    Local rap metalers ink a bionic record deal

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    June 1, 2000

    Tool of the Trade

    A Perfect Circle tries to prove that its popularity is because of much more than just Maynard Keenan's pretty face

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