Les Claypool's Oddity Faire

Wednesday, March 11

Naming a Les Claypool-headlined tour the “Oddity Faire” is redundant. By now, you should probably expect that the erstwhile Primus singer-bassist and master/practitioner of almost every style of music imaginable (and member of about 37 other bizarro music projects, including Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains) will come out on a flaming unicycle wearing a tuxedo and a giant platypus head and play Frank Zappa’s Uncle Meat in its entirety with his mutating band of crazies, while fixing sandwiches onstage for the audience during some of the lengthy instrumental bits. But maybe he’ll just surprise us and play songs from his new album, Of Fungi and Foe, which evolved out of the music he was commissioned to write for the Wii game Mushroom Men. Which reminds me of a joke: A mushroom walks into a bar, and the bartender says, “I’m sorry, I can’t serve you.” And the mushroom replies, “Why not, I’m a fungi!”

Wed., March 11, 7 p.m., 2009

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