Tristan Prettyman, Paul Cannon

When: Sat., Jan. 26, 9 p.m. 2013

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Tristan Prettyman is an astonishingly pretty lady—indeed, a former Roxy model—who makes accessible, radio-friendly music in the vein of Florence and the Machine. Aside from ensuring healthy sales, Prettyman's sunny songs are note- worthy because her latest, Cedar + Gold, is her second album about breaking up with Jason Mraz. The first, Hello..., came out in 2008. But then they got back together and one thing led to another, and then it all fell apart, and now... You know how it is. Still, the heartbreak of Cedar's more melancholy songs ("Second Chance," "I Was Gonna Marry You," "Come Clean") is tempered by hefty doses of literalism and summery surfer-cowgirl twang. This makes the songs universally relatable, but my favorite, "Bad Drug," is the weirdest, most oblique song on the album, and the only one that evokes emotional confusion rather than just feeling kinda bummed out. REBECCA WILSON

Price: $15

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