Bass players rarely take center stage, content to pluck backing bars while lead guitarists steal the limelight. Not so with Les Claypool, best known for his role as bassist and singer for San Francisco alt-rock outfit Primus.
While Primus is built around Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde's seemingly effortless guitar work adds psychedelic, bluesy elements, while Jay Lane's percussion provides balance. After a lengthy hiatus, the band regrouped to release 2011's Green Naugahyde, Primus' first full-length album in more than a decade.
Already known for pushing boundaries, Primus will present a 3-D-enhanced tour, which rolls into Garden City Sunday, May 12. Fans will receive the requisite glasses to experience 3-D images projected on a backdrop.