Pop Goes the Geezer!

There are countless ways fathers embarrass their kids — telling a certain joke, wearing a certain hat, saying "chillax" — but forming an a cappella singing group and performing classic rock songs in public is surely one that could force their offspring into exile. But if your pop was one of the adorkable fathers of Who's Your Daddy, you'd be proud — and you might even play their songs for your coolest friends. The group harmonizes, yeah-yeahs and doodley-oops through sparkling arrangements of "Alison," "Free Ride" and "Long Train Running." And their version of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" showcases just what "song of tongues of lifting grace" is all about. All four — Adam Gorgoni, Freddy Curci, Rick Neigher, Chris Cote — have extensive credits in music, as well as film and television. "It's a blast performing these songs for people because they are the soundtrack that many of us baby boomers grew up to and everyone knows them. You can look out into the audience and see everyone singing along," says Adam. What's next? "We have a rule that if one band member doesn't like a song, we don't do it. Hence we do a Journey medley that consists of the two parts of the two Journey songs that we all agree on ... it's kind of short actually. We've discussed trying to do 'Roundabout' by Yes ... but it's a little scary. We'd probably have to block out a year just to figure out how to do all the parts!" The group celebrates its second album, Paternity Suit, at Genghis Cohen, 740 N. Fairfax Ave.; Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.; $8. (323) 653-0640.
Fri., March 23, 8 p.m., 2012

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Genghis Cohen Restaurant

740 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

323-653-0640

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