Eight Gigs: The Sloths

Sat., Aug. 6, 8 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $10

Not a lot of bands can say that they opened for the Doors, but really, this isn’t even the most amazing thing about the Sloths. The five-piece garage-rock group had a short run from 1965-1966. Years later, the two songs they recorded gained a cult audience (one 45 was going for $6,500 on eBay in 2011!). A few years ago, a writer seeking to tell the band’s story tracked them down. Not only did they play live again, but they began actively touring, even recording a new LP for Lollipop Records called Back From the Grave. It’s eleven songs of killer proto-punk madness. 1517 21st Street, www.thesloths.org.