Mary Bell / OC Weekly Les Claypool of Primus
Fox Theater Pomona
May 19, 2013
Primus 3-D is an experience most people's senses aren't ready to handle. Mine definitely weren't. I don't necessarily blame it on the band, who opened their crazy new live show to a packed house at the Fox Theater Pomona. Every time I try to partake in a visually intense production like that, I always get a nasty migraine. But it was worth it for the amount of weird, dynamic visuals happening behind Les Claypool, Jay Lane and Larry "Ler" LaLonde. During the opening licks of "Those Damned Blue Collar Tweakers," the crowd got a visit from Salad Fingers, the famous, creepy-looking, post-apocalyptic Internet cartoon.
It was cool to see a character that is very large in the underground alternative world be used in a video for the opening song. The images chosen for the show coincided with every note of their performance. For instance, during some of the instrumental parts of the opening track, Salad Fingers looked as though he were bobbing his head along to the music.More »