Colbie Caillats cool, breezy voice with its temperate pop trill conjures the idyllic 70 degrees and sunny vibe of her Malibu home. More Blossom than The Hills, Caillat offers familiar relational tropestrying to make him Realize, holding on for all The Little Things, craving Oxygen to speak her heartthat her easy-going delivery humanizes, making them sweet rather than saccharine. Bubbly, her nose-crinkling ode to love, launched her MySpace profile to the top of the heap, leading to her association with Universal. On last years debut Coco, Caillat sounds like Joss Stone trapped in Carly Simons body: She lacks Stones incredible pipes but captures her gentle warmth, imbuing the soul-pop with the relaxed acoustic atmosphere of a 70s Cali singer-songwriter. It earned her an AMA nomination as 2008 Breakthrough Artist.
Wed., Dec. 10, 9 p.m., 2008