Boston-based band Absinthe Rose, fronted by Ashland singer and songwriter Kimbo Rose, will play at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St., Ashland.

Boston-based band Absinthe Rose, fronted by Ashland singer and songwriter Kimbo Rose, will play at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St., Ashland.

The band, featuring Rose on acoustic guitar and vocals and a rhythm section of Boston-area music veterans, combines personal and political subjects with its own brand of folk. Like O'Death and The Builders and the Butchers, Absinthe Rose brings a rawhide country-punk element to Americana.

Rose formed Absinthe Rose as a solo project in 2008 in Southern Oregon before relocating to Boston and recording her debut "Digging Ditches & Escaping Holes."

Buckle Rash, the Delta Halos and Silas R. Shand will open Rose's show at Caldera. Cover is $5. Call 541-482-7468.