'225 Weekender': McGuinn of The Byrds playing Saturday at Manship
Like many revolutionary ideas of synthesis, the one that guitarist Roger McGuinn had in 1964 left a Mercury rocket-sized chorus of why-didn't-I-think-of-thats in the trail of its bright burning exhaust. But blending the electric energy of the early Beatles with lyrical, socially conscious Dylanesque folk was merely the first act for McGuinn's L.A.-based band, The Byrds. Once touted as America's answer to the British Invasion, The Byrds were proto-hippie, proto-classic rock, proto-cosmic cowboy, proto-everything: the progenitors of folk rock, psychedelic jam and alt-country. Catch lead guitarist McGuinn as he performs traditional folk songs as well as hits from his solo career and The Byrds repertoire, live at the Manship Theatre on Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. As of this morning, a handful of tickets are still available. They're $35, and you can get them here. Also, read a story about McGuinn and his incredible influence on pop music in this month's 225 magazine here; and see this week's complete 225 Weekender e-newsletter here.
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