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.

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/

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

New album ‘Pops Art’ on the way

Our new album ‘Pops Art’ is in post production and will be available soon. The Pops took on such post-modern masters as Philip Glass, Charles Ives, and Karel Husa in this ambitious musical venture. Coming soon for your listening pleasure!

Meanwhile, check out the photos from our recording session, courtesy of photographer and erstwhile accordionist Robert Simko!

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