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Respectable Street turns 26

As it has done for the past 26 years, Respectable Street will celebrate itself on Saturday with an all-night block party, bowing on Clematis Street with a 26-act bill headlined by Philadelphia-based synthpop band Cold Cave.

The indoor-outdoor fiesta is the brainchild of restaurateur Rodney Mayo, who opened the nightclub in 1987 and has specialized in courting cult acts such as Peter Murphy and Swans to its dancefloor.

Five stages, including two at the nearby Hullabaloo and LongBoards restaurants, will carry the large roster of local acts playing with Cold Cave, a Joy Division-inspired darkwave act founded by singer Wesley Eisold.

On tap are Miami indie-rock darlings the Jacuzzi Boys, Hollywood surf-rockers Beach Day and Miami female-fronted hardcore band Bonnie Riot. Also on the bill: folk-punk hillbillies Everymen; Britpop band Astari Nite; Smiths/Morrissey tribute act Ordinary Boys; indie-rockers Leading the Heroes; West Palm electro-pop group Band in Heaven; Hollywood garage-rockers Boxwood; and soul-groovers A New Way To Live Forever, the alternative project of former Kill Miss Pretty guitarist Russ Rogers.

The open bar will run from 8 to 9 p.m., and free pizza can be had throughout the night. At midnight, a cannon will shoot ping-pong balls that may be redeemed for free bar tabs.

Respectable Street's 26th anniversary party will take place 8 p.m. Saturday at the nightclub, 518 Clematis St., in West Palm Beach. Admission is free. Call 561-832-9999 or go to

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