Review & Photos: The Flamin' Groovies, The Sloths, The Rave Ups @ The New Parish, 11/20/13

The Sloths The Flamin' Groovies formed in San Francisco in 1965. Guitarist and vocalist Roy Loney left the band in '71 and formed the Phantom Movers in '79. Wednesday, the band played Oakland for the first time in more than 25 years. Like their first record (1969's Supersnazz), the set included a wide mix of originals and covers. They played the Byrds' "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" and paid particular tribute to the late great Gene Clark. Chuck Berry's "Don't You Lie to Me" and the Stones' "Jumpin Jack Flash" came alongside originals like "Yes I Am" from 2008's [...]

Review & Photos: Back From The Grave – The Sloths at the Stork Club 5/12/12

In 1965 they were smoking pot with Hendrix, opening for the Byrds, the Doors and Love, but then The Sloths vanished, their recordings unavailable unless you wanted to spend $6,000 on eBay. More than 45 years later, they return! There was a Friday show at the Rockit Room, but this story could only happen at Oakland's incredible Stork Club. The crowd was small but huge in its thirst for discounted PBR tallboys. After two opening acts (keep reading!), The Sloths took the stage. Singer Hank Daniels looked like he could be Iggy's brother with long straight hair and exposed six-pack. [...]

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