We're not likely to get much behind an album that was "as much inspired by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as it was late '70s punk." But Caroline Rose's transformation from more of the folk-rock side to the alt-rock/dance-punk sound on Loner is pretty compelling. As were the rave reviews from her performance at SXSW. The result of the "new" Caroline Rose is a combination of fresh, irreverent, and perhaps pretty well reflective of today's climate. Whether a true Loner or with her band, she'll play for us in Studio B on her way to The Mothlight in West Asheville.