Cars and Trains, The Ragstripes, Aaron Buchanan

Tue 03.19

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 18 and over

$3 minor surcharge at the door

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For the past decade rickoLus (Richard Colado) has been writing and recording his music in a green shed in the backyard of his parent's house in Jacksonville Beach, FL. In that time he has produced a mountain of works that for the most part have never been heard by anyone besides his friends and family. In 2007 he started a website (www.iamrickolus.com) where he made some of his music available for free and asked for donations. He has since accumulated a small following on the internet. With the finishing of his most recent album "Youngster" he set out to find a record label to help him get his music heard by more people. He found a home with Circle into Square records and Fake Four Inc. , they will be releasing "Youngster" and some of his other works in 2010
Cars and Trains
Cars and Trains
As a child, Tom Filepp inherited an odd pairing of passions from his father (a computer programmer gone rock bassist): he was exposed to both the technical & artistic angles of life well before knowing how to put them to good use. Whether it had been that, or the many nights spent in band practice spaces watching grown men cover New Wave anthems that made him the multi-instrumental fanatic he is today, is up for debate. But one thing is certain: Tom has established himself as a legitimate song-writing force in Cars and Trains.

Filepp picked up guitar and drums at age seven. Although he spent more time jumping on his bed pretending to play while blasting Michael Jackson than actually practicing, it was the beginning of something. Meanwhile, his interest flourished in

something much more difficult and less entertaining to pantomime. He began programming simple video games on the family PC and putting together computers from spare parts before they had any cool cachet (post-War Games, pre-Hackers).

As time went on Filepp picked up several other instruments. His second grade music teacher recognized the talent hidden in his paste-smeared fingers, picking him for an all-star concert for his ability to fumble through Twinkle Twinkle Little Star almost in key. Catapulted by such resounding success, he picked up trumpet the following year.

His relationship with the guitar was reinvigorated a few years later when he saw one of his crazed longhaired classmates rock out a version of MalagueƱa. Filepp decided it was time to lean the instrument properly, soon forming the first of several ill-fated rock bands. He moved onto hardcore and metal for a while, shredding and screaming his way through high school. Filepp's music tastes widened with time, and he became keenly interested in folk in the vein of Guthrie, Seeger and Dylan. Around the same time Filepp became enamored with hip-hop and many types of electronic music.

Inspired by projects like Boards of Canada and cloudDEAD, Filepp discovered a new direction for his music. He started working at what would soon become cars & trains, an attempt to marry his love of folk earnestness and electronic immediacy. After much trial and error and experimentation, cars & trains was born.

Filepp is constantly learning new instruments to add to the mix, both for new sonic possibilities and the sheer fun and humbling nature of learning a new instrument.

As cars & trains Filepp has done remixes for and collaborated with boy in static, Demune, Ancient Mith, Variex, King Rhythm, and Arsenic. Some cars & trains songs have appeared as soundtracks to several animated shorts.
The Ragstripes
Aaron Buchanan
As a musician, I've been trying to grow for the past few years. For the majority of the time between now and 2010, I've mostly been playing bass and heavily focused in school. After life has settled down quite a bit and I have more time for my hobbies and less time to worry, I've steadily moved my way to guitar. If it's one thing that Indoor Percussion has taught me, it's that life happens sometimes. This is inspired by what's read in the lines between.