Under Cover: A Good Kind of Music

Downtown Express loves our Pops Art album!

If you happen to see Tom Goodkind around Battery Park City or at a community board meeting, we highly recommend asking him for a copy his band’s new album.

Along with being a C.B. 1 member and working one of those boring day jobs, Goodkind — an ex-punk rocker — still kindles the musical flame as conductor of the TriBattery Pops, an orchestra made up of Downtown residents. The B.P.C. resident passed out some free copies of his group’s new release, “Pops Art,” at C.B. 1’s March 25 full board meeting, and we were lucky enough to take one home.

The album features some great interpretations of quality pieces by the composers Philip Glass, Charles Ives and Karel Husa, along with two originals by Goodkind himself (one of which is rather interestingly avant-garde exploration called “Superstorm Sandy,” which recreates the chaos and confusion of the storm with the help of some spoken word by the maestro’s daughter and her friends). So check it out!

And if you’re really up for something fun, go on Youtube and search for a band called The Washington Squares. You might find within that group a young folk-punk musician, circa 1985, who just, um, happens to look like Tom Goodkind…

From Downtown Express Under Cover, week of March 27. http://www.downtownexpress.com/2014/03/27/under-cover-week-of-march-27-2014/

Apr 04 2014

2014 Tour Dates + Irving Plaza

The TriBattery Pops Tom Goodkind Conductor announce their 2014 tour dates.

Look out this year for our debut at hot jazz clubs all over the city, including Irving Plaza on June 9, where we’ll be opening for Peter Murphy of Bauhaus fame!

Or catch one of our regular neighborhood gigs. See all the show dates at http://www.tribatterypops.com/2014-tour/

Mar 25 2014

Pops Art comes to the BPC Block Party

Come swing to the sounds of the Pops at the 12th Annual Battery Park City Block Party this Saturday!
It will feature live music, kids’ rides, vendor tables, local restaurants, wine tastings, boat rides and more.

When: Saturday, September 28, 11:30am – 4pm
Where: The Esplanade, south of North Cove

Sep 25 2013

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2014 Tour

Saturday, April 5, 9am
Battery Park City Baseball Field
Saturday, May 3, 10:30am
TriBeCa – Hudson & Reade Streets
Monday, May 9, 8pm
17 Irving Place
Saturday, May 17, 1pm
Saturday, May 24, 7pm
6th St & Ave A
Sunday, June 15, 2pm
Pier 66 (12th Ave & 26th St)


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2013 Album

Pops Art

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2012 Album


  • Album cover "Suspicious Package"

2011 Album

Suspicious Package

  • Album cover "The Magnificent 7th"

2010 Album

The Magnificent 7th

  • Album cover "13 Original Stars"

2007 Album

13 Original Stars

  • Album cover "The Beat Goes On"

2006 Album

The Beat Goes On


Like what you see? Peruse more photos and watch Pops videos here!

The TriBattery Pops is New York City’s first all-volunteer citizens’ band in a century! We’re the best because we’re the Pops!

We play classics from Sousa to Gaga, and all Pops shows feature Suellen Epstein’s children’s tumbling stiltwalkers!

The Pops will make you happy!

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74 Warren Street
NYC 10007
(212) 571-7290

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