As Respectable Street Café celebrates 17 years of existence this month, those of you who were there in the beginning are probably feeling the strains of adulthood and are grateful for the club's forgiving darkness. One positive thing about age is developing an ear for good music, and Friday you'll get to use it on the Lot Six. The Boston band blends driving guitars and strep-throat vocals with the occasional Old West shimmer of slide guitar, offering a sophisticated, Fugazi-esque update on the usual three-chord ditty. Add occasional trombone and piano and a musical matchup as unlikely as stripes and plaid somehow works just fine. With openers El and the otherworldly Mission Veo, Friday night should be a fine way to usher Respectables into adulthood.
The Lot Six plays Respectable Street Café, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, on Friday, December 10. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $8. Call 561-832-9999. This show is for those 18 and over.