Ride the snake
The Doors must have been the perfect antidote for the Vietnam War. No other band levitated a crowd into a veritable frenzy in the same way, helping to ease the pain of current affairs. The band’s outspoken keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, continues to tour with his band Riders on the Storm—featuring Doors guitarist Robby Krieger along with Ian Astbury from the Cult—and as a solo artist. On his current West Coast jaunt, Manzarek will be accompanied by slide-guitar legend Roy Rogers. When the tour plays the Palms on Saturday, you’ll be certain to hear quite a few war stories (about the band, of course) and some great original music. If VH1’s Storytellers turns you on, it’s high time you saw the real thing. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25. The Palms Playhouse is located at 13 Main Street in Winters. Call (530) 795-1825 for more information.