Last year, former New Times Broward-Palm Beach music editor Reed Fischer "accidentally" touched a "stranger's greasy hair" at Respectable Street's 24th Anniversary Block Party. But aside from that minor incident (and a last-minute cancellation by Missing Persons), the indoor/outdoor fiesta on Clematis Street was a rambunctious good time.
And looking at this year's lineup, we can't imagine it'd be any less awesome than the 2011 edition. Especially because some of South Florida's best bands will share the bill with legendary punk crew the Misfits. And tops among the local notables are West Palm Beach's the Band in Heaven.
A fixture on the South Florida music scene for some time, Band in Heaven didn't release its debut seven-inch on HoZac Records until earlier this year. We loved the four-track, fuzzy-psychedelic EP so much, in fact, that it earned New Times' nod for Best Album of 2012.
Respectable Street's 25th Anniversary Block Party
Respectable Street's 25th Anniversary Block Party, with the Misfits, Band in Heaven, and others. 8 p.m. Saturday, August 25, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com. Admission is free.
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Long live the Misfits, the Band in Heaven, and Respectable Street!