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It's sometimes difficult for cover bands to transcend the cheesiness associated with their craft, but The Goodtime Boys make it look easy. That's particularly remarkable considering they're the house band for '70s-themed Hollywood bar Good Times at Davey Wayne's, which is dripping in kitsch. Every Friday and Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., the foursome of Dazed and Confused doppelgängers takes the tiny stage; from their first chord, they transport you back to a groovy basement listening session you're probably too young to have actually attended. In a nutshell, they play the hits from your parents' record collection: Nick Gilder's “Hot Child in the City,” Bob Seger's “Hollywood Nights,” KISS' “I Was Made for Loving You” and an unbearably sexy rendition of Alice Cooper's “I'm Eighteen.” Moments into their set, you will find your hand in the air. You will feel it making devil horns. You will curse the fact that you didn't wear bellbottoms. You will be unabashedly loving it. —Ali Trachta

1611 N. El Centro Ave., Hlywd., 90028. (323) 962-3804, goodtimesatdaveywaynes.com.

LA Weekly