Boxwood, Ribbon Dancer, Gallimimus, and False Flags at Respectable Street on November 17

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As far as clichés go, none is more applicable to South Florida than the melting pot. And nowhere is that more visible than inside a smoky bar on Clematis Street on a show night. When Respectable Street hosts four tricounty area bands on Saturday, not only will the 561 be treated to a night of self-proclaimed "Amalgamated Youth Christian Scientist" rock by Ribbon Dancer but they're also getting a sampling of "tropical garage" via one-man, many-pedal-act Boxwood, angst-y crooning courtesy of Miami new wavers False Flags, and some hard-rock guitars from Gallimimus. The diversity's intense, like an aural embodiment of the It's a Small World ride (not the song, obvs). But what else would you expect from a place that's been consistently serving up sweet tunes and booze for more than 25 years?

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