Turner Jackson's Red Plastic Cup is a case study in artistic development

Turner Jackson has been steadily making music in Denver for the past six years. This past spring, he released his finest work to date with Red Plastic Cup, one of the most enjoyable albums of the year. All things being equal, the title track could give Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" a serious run for feel-good song of the summer. The Trusted Ear dives deep into the backstory of this scene vet.

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This Las Vegas band is in a Lique of It's Own

Meet the Lique, one of most exciting bands in Las Vegas right now. Listed by Las Vegas Weekly as one of the ten acts to watch in 2016 and named Best Band by Vegas Seven magazine, the quintet is a band that's totally worth keeping an eye on. The Trusted Ear recently caught up with frontman Rasar Amani. Keep reading to learn more about the band and listen for yourself.

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