It’s one thing if you don’t take cover bands seriously. After a few beers, the fact that they’ve wreaked havoc on your ’60s faves matters little. But if you want to hear precise re-creations of tunes as they were recorded, take in the Bob Cowsill Band at the Fox & Hounds. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Bob is part of the original Cowsills family group famous for “The Rain, the Park and Other Things,” “Hair” and other hits. “We’re not reinventing songs,” he says. “We play them the way they were recorded.” For Cowsill, who’s been honing his musical chops for 50 years, that means doing so with technical accuracy and dead-on delivery. Along with pros Robby Scharf (once a teen heartthrob himself) on bass, Timmy Bryson on lead guitar and brother John Cowsill on drums, Bob knocks hits like “Bus Stop” by the Hollies and “Lies” by the Knickerbockers out of the park. “The music we sing connected an entire generation,” he says. “It bonded all of us to this day.” Ask real nice, and you may even get to hear “Indian Lake.” 11100 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. (818) 763-7837. Cowsill also sings solo at Pickwick’s Pub, 21010 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. —Heidi Dvorak

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