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Local Snub to the downtown all-community band!?!

TriBattery Pops

From Downtown Express, week of June 19:

Tom Goodkind, conductor of our favorite local marching band, the TriBattery Pops, tells us the powers that be at the M.T.A. won’t let them play the classic Billy Strayhorn tune — made famous by Strayhorn’s musical mentor and collaborator, Duke Ellington — at the grand opening of the Fulton Center subway station next Thursday.

Goodkind said Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver’s office has been helpful making the case for the Downtown band to play for free, but the idea remains stuck in the station.

Naturally, he does not have good or kind feelings toward the snubbing authority, particularly after rehearsing the song for six months.

“The Pops officially at this moment think their new station looks like a small office building in Cleveland,” Goodkind wrote us. “If they ever need to keep a non-corrupt set of books, don’t count on this C.P.A.!”

Jun 20 2014

Pops open for Peter Murphy June 9!

Peter Murphy

Catch the Pops at Irving Plaza on June 9, sharing the stage with Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and Ringo Deathstarr. This gig is a must-see!

Get your tickets here: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/00004C6EE4D0A39E

Jun 02 2014

Tune in, tune up, and drop out with Tom + the Pops on NPR

The all volunteer neighborhood band – who are continuing their great 11th Season of TOOTING at both the Taste of Tribeca this Saturday and the Spring Planting at TriBeCa’s Bogardus Viewing Gardens this Sunday – will be featured on NPR on Monday, May 19th at 11am! on KRTS 93.5FM Marfa, Texas!

Marfa is the TriBeCa of the West – great pop art, falafel, and NPR in the cowboy desert.


Tune in on the radio, or drop in on one of our gigs! See our 2014 Tour Dates here.

May 13 2014

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2014 Tour

Saturday, April 5, 9am
Battery Park City Baseball Field
Saturday, May 17, 1pm
Sunday, May 18, 10:30am
TriBeCa – Hudson & Reade Streets
Saturday, May 24, 7pm
6th St & Ave A
Monday, June 9, 8pm
17 Irving Place
Thursday, June 26


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2014 Album


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2013 Album

Pops Art

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2012 Album


  • Album cover "Suspicious Package"

2011 Album

Suspicious Package

  • Album cover "Under Construction"

2008 Album

Under Construction

  • Album cover "13 Original Stars"

2007 Album

13 Original Stars

  • Album cover "The Beat Goes On"

2006 Album

The Beat Goes On

  • Album cover "West Street"

2005 Album

West Street


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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