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
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
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
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!
Get tour T-shirts, memorabilia, and more fun Pops merchandise at the Pops Shop!
You can also find us on iTunes
NYTimes Reviews the Pops’ Collaboration with Trisha Brown Dance at Dance Theater Workshop
Village Voice: Trisha Brown meets the Pops at Foray/Forêt
Strike Up the Band: TriBattery Pops Puncture Dour Mood at CB1 Meeting
The Triumph of Pops Culture: Lower Manhattan’s Own Ensemble Reaches for Big Brass Ring
Community Band Seeks Players Who Toot Their Own Horn
Gilmore Girls and the Pops
“Talk at Ten” on Marfa Public Radio