The Magic Carpet Ride

One of the foremost anthems of the ‘60s, Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” is a vintage jam with a proud heritage: over the past forty years, three generations of hippies have watched walls melt while listening to this song. It’s right up there with “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Rancorous relations between the band's former members make it unlikely that Steppenwolf will ever reunite. But former Steppenwolf keyboardist and current Seattleite Goldy McJohn’s come up with the next best thing: to celebrate his 65th birthday, he’ll be appearing with his band The Magic Carpet Ride, featuring Leon Hendrix and a couple dudes who used to be in Heart. SARA BRICKNER

Fri., April 30, 9 p.m., 2010

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