Jason Harper

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  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    A crew of Digital Age composers, the Republic Tigers pass around song files like intraband demos, loading them onto ProTools rigs and sculpting massive creations from the initial song chunks. Starting with the hard elements of rock — guitar,...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    The Beautiful Bodies' debut, Touch Me, is an awkward and only occasionally rewarding combination of pale Yeah Yeah Yeahs mimickry and roaring classic rock. It's as if Karen O hijacked Rush before either party was fully formed. Bodies frontwom...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Hardworking, broken-backed, sweaty-headed, scruffy-looking Kansas Citians the Architects have never tried to win over folks with much more than relentless punk-drenched rock 'n' roll honesty. Now, with Vice, the group amps up its sound to arena-ro...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    Veda's hometown of Kansas City was immediately sold on its early sound -- a soaring, loose, emo-operatic, naked-soul-baring tidal wave fit for washing over today's tragic versions of when Andrew McCarthy met Molly Ringwald. Most endearing of all w...