Once upon a time, celebrated local country songstress Caitlin Rose probably played more shows around town than just about anyone. Back when she called herself Save Macaulay the Band, any night of the week you were as likely as not to find her in a park or a basement or a local dive like Springwater (underage though she may have been at the time) doling out her punk-folk gems to scores of cross-legged and mostly well-behaved youngsters. Now that she releases critically acclaimed records under her given name, however, you're more likely to find her playing big ol' out-of-town gigs like British Summer Time in London's Hyde Park (where she'll open for Neil Young and Crazy Horse and The National on July 12) and Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival (which she'll hit on July 26).
Rose played a Musicians' Corner gig at Centennial Park back in October, and she opened for Jason Isbell at the Ryman a couple months before that. But it's been over a year since her last headlining show in Nashville — which was her sold-out album release at Mercy Lounge in March 2013 — so what I'm saying is, the following is notable: Caitlin Rose will play East Nashville's beloved little ol' 5 Spot this Saturday, May 31. Colorado's Haunted Windchimes and Nashville transplant Pete Lindberg will open up, and fellow locals Los Colognes will serve as Rose's backing band. There will be no pre-sale tickets — all tickets will be sold at the door the night of the show. This is what we refer to in the biz as an "underplay," so I recommend showing up before the set show time (9 p.m.).
Watch Rose's video for "Only a Clown" from last year's The Stand-In after the jump.