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Friday, October 1 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Taxicab Racers

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What became known as Taxicab Racers began in the mere toying with computer drum workshops and sequencers. It started in 2004. Up until that time I had never really ventured much into the realm of electronic music, and the bandwagon of that music scene was just starting up. We played our first show in a crowded deli in Dayton, Tennessee for about 70 people. A portable CD player streamed our loops through a miniscule PA setup, and despite the humility of the occasion, we knew at the time it could grow into something bigger.

Flash forward to 2006. An inspired move to Chattanooga instigated new thoughts and ideas. I learned there was a world to absorb out there, and I had been encapsulated so long in a place that was not conducive to creativity. I was attracted to the nightlife of the city and the energy it promotes. I was intrigued by a music scene - small in size but huge in heart. In these big changes, my thirst for opportunity and adventure was at odds with my addiction to comfort and convenience. But I knew I had to fight it.

I made the rounds, as any avid musician would, playing in several projects while still developing the scope of focus I would need to undertake this band. I found many like minds and kindred spirits running these circles, but the one thing I did not find was matching ambitions and goals. So I called home. This was 2008.

My old friends, Nathan, Adam, and Josh had recently gone through a band breakup. We had played together in previous outfits, but there was a newfound chemistry when we all got back together in the same room. There was the established trust of old, but it was seasoned with a newly discovered sense of respect for what we had all become. The songs took on new life with a full band format. Gone were the control elements of the studio and writing electronica in your bedroom. I had been trying so hard to not do rock 'n roll. But this was the release the songs needed. Getting human players to realize perfect, programmed parts.

Taxicab Racers in its present form is a channeling of rock and dance music. Beneath the surface of swirling arpeggiators and club-friendly leads, you will find a humble pop song that could just as easily be played on a simple instrument. It is poignant dance music without all the repetition and indulgence; ear candy but with a hint of substance. We believe all great melodic ideas start from a core, and if that core is healthy, a great song is produced. I feel that this is the strongest version of Taxicab Racers yet, and from this healthy center you can expect great things to come.

Friday October 1, 2010 8:00pm - 8:30pm
12th and Porter 114 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37203

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