Sharp-tongued satirist Caroline Rose brings her LONER LOSER FREAK Tour to town with a show at Buffalo Iron Works tonight. Rose is currently finishing up a year plus long tour behind her critically acclaimed third album LONER, which was released on New West Records in 2018.
A far cry from the alt-country styling of her previous two albums, LONER finds Rose embracing a synth forward sound with danceable hooks. Lyrically, this album covers topics such as death, loneliness, self-doubt, and misogyny amongst other things. But the beauty of the album is Rose’s ability to deal with such serious and potentially traumatic topics with such unflinching candor.
Rose uses satire as a means of translating or transforming the inherent anger and pain of her subject material. Coupled with her infectious pop sensibilities, Rose is able to capture attention in a way that doesn’t minimize the weight of the topics she covers. That’s the real beauty of a well-crafted pop song, and Rose has certainly shown her abilities in this medium. Fans of Margaret Glaspy, Snail Mail, and Soccer Mommy will definitely want to be in attendance this evening.
Rising Philadelphia based indie-rock combo Kississippi will open the show, touring in support of their 2018 full length debut Sunset Blush. 7pm doors with a $15 cover.
Written by John Smigielski