AM Taxi

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AM Taxi
AM Taxi Chicago.jpg
AM Taxi Wrigely Fest 6/5/11
Background information
Origin Naperville, Illinois
Genres Alternative rock, punk rock
Years active 2007-present
Members Adam Krier
Jason Schultejann
Luke Schmitt
Chris Smith
Past members John Schmitt

AM Taxi (formerly known as American Taxi) is a rock band from Chicago, Illinois. They are praised for their live shows in such Chicago venues as The Metro and The Beat Kitchen.

AM Taxi members are from Chicago and its suburbs. AM Taxi is made up of four members:


  • Adam Krier-vocals/guitar
  • Jason Schultejann-bass
  • Chris Smith-drums/back-up vocals
  • Luke Schmitt-keyboard/back-up vocals
  • Wiskers-Guitar catcher, Set-up


AM Taxi was originally known as American Taxi but started referring to themselves as AM Taxi since their original name was too similar to the bluegrass group, Great American Taxi. The band was started in May 2007 by Adam Krier and Jason Schultejann of Lucky Boys Confusion and Chris Smith (Logan Square/15 Minutes Late). The trio wrote and recorded their first EP, Runaway Songs. Shortly thereafter, John and Luke Schmitt joined the band.

AM Taxi was signed by Virgin Records in April 2009. They produced their first LP, "We Don't Stand A Chance" with the help of their producer Mike McCarthy in Austin. The album was released on June 9, 2010.

As of March 2011, the group has split ways with Virgin Records. As of January 2012, John Schmitt has parted ways from the band.[citation needed]


Runaway Songs (EP)

  • The Mistake (Burning Hot Girls)
  • Dead Street
  • Tanner Boyle Vs. The 7th Grade
  • Shake Rattle and Stall
  • Paper Covers Rock
  • Maps And Medicine

The Good, The Bad and the Fed Up (EP)

  • Fed Up
  • Charissa
  • The Mistake (Acoustic)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Girl Song (Flea Circus)

We Don't Stand A Chance

  • Dead Street
  • The Mistake
  • Fed Up
  • Charissa
  • Tanner Boyle Vs. The 7th Grade
  • Paper Covers Rock
  • Maydays and Rosaries
  • Shake, Rattle and Stall
  • Reckless Ways
  • Woodpecker
  • Champagne Toast

King of The Pond (EP)

  • Central Standard TIme
  • It's Only DuPage Wasteland
  • Chelsea
  • Sorry You're Sick


  • Virgin Records (2010). "AM Taxi". Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved November 2010. 
  • "AM Taxi". 2010. Retrieved November 2010. 
  • "AM Taxi". 2010. Retrieved November 2010.