Neither rain nor sleet nor snowzilla will keep the Pops from their appointed rehearsals! The new season is here, so get your dancing shoes ready…
Our new album is almost here! No need to line up for your copy – listen online here!
The Pops extend their 2015 tour to fall for two great events in Battery Park City:
Sunday, September 20th: Battery Park City Block Party. Rock out on the Esplanade at Liberty Street starting at 11am
Sunday, October 4th: Taste of Battery Park City. Local music and local eats at Brookfield Place Outdoor area, starting at noon.
See our 2015 Tour page for all of this years gigs.
The Senior Chorus joined the Pops this Saturday at the Bogardus Viewing Garden spring opening celebration. This annual event featured performances from many great groups in the community including stiltwalkers from Children’s Tumbling. This year, we learned how to tune in, turn on, and drop out from experts from the 60’s on the mic for some psychedelic tunes.
Local Snub to the downtown all-community band!?!
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.!”
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
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.