The buzz is building!

More merry praise for our new Christmas EP Coal, Again!

“One of the zaniest Christmas efforts to appear since the bar was set in 1953 by cartoon voice actor Mel Blanc’s 78rpm record.” – DownBeat (p.88)

“Clever exotica — winking all the way.” – The New York Times

“Globe-trotting, free-jazz loving, and mind expanding sound.” – Utne Reader

The New York Times features TriBeCaStan’s new Christmas EP — Coal, Again!

New York Times critic Jon Pareles gives a thumbs-up to TriBeCaStan’s new Christmas release Coal, Again! Check it out…

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/arts/music/for-new-holiday-albums-it-takes-all-kinds.html?smid=fb-share

“Clever exotica, winking all the way” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Order the CD or MP3s from our label’s shop on Bandcamp or find it on iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify.

Hell’s bells! It’s coal, again!

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Hell’s bells! It’s coal, again! New York City’s TriBeCaStan returned to the studio this summer to record COAL, AGAIN! — a six-track Christmas recording like no other ever heard. Order the CD or MP3s from our label’s shop on Bandcamp or find it on iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify.

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TriBeCaStan Is Coming to a City Near You!

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Recent & Upcoming 2014 Dates:

October 11 — The Linda — Albany, NY
September 6 — Towne Crier — Beacon, NY
August 8 — Musikfest — Bethlehem, PA
June 6 — ShapeShifter — Brooklyn, NY
May 17 — Steampunk World’s Fair — Piscataway, NJ
May 11 — Collomore Concert Series — Chester, CT
April 20 — Towne Crier — Beacon, NY
April 17 — SubCulture — New York City

SXSW 2014: TriBeCaStan a Wall Street Journal standout!

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TriBeCaStan’s performance at SXSW 2014 was a smash success! And despite one weird week for Austin, Texas and the 27-year-old festival, The Wall Street Journal seems to think we were one of the best performances!

“For dedicated fans of rock and pop, SXSW ’14 was rescued by transcendent moments provided by musicians applying their talents … Saturday night, in a program at Russian House that included bands from Argentina, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands, TriBeCaStan, a group of downtown New York musicians, paid tribute to the late jazz trumpeter Don Cherry with a West African-influenced number that featured the hulusi, a Chinese flute. These performances relieved, at least temporarily, the unavoidable conclusion that most musicians might have invested their time more fruitfully in a place where music was the primary focus of attention.”

 

New TriBeCaStan album “New Songs from the Old Country” out now

Fourth Album Due October 1st from Collective Described by The Village Voice as “Defined by New York Cool, Explorer Energy, and Outer Space Vibes”

As radically multicultural and poly-stylistic as any artists working today, TriBeCaStan is one of contemporary music’s most vibrantly eclectic ensembles, and one that defies standard genre categorizations. The New York-based group of ace instrumentalists from varied musical backgrounds uses diverse instruments from around the globe to create a richly exotic palette of sonic colors. Their fourth studio album, NEW SONGS FROM THE OLD COUNTRY, is out now on Manhattan-based Evergreene Music (October 1, 2013).

To stream or purchase the new album in digital or CD format, visit www.evergreene.bandcamp.com.

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TriBeCaStan Take Brooklyn: Feb 15, 2014 at ShapeShifter Lab

The delegates of the great nation of TriBeCastan will be visiting ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn on February 15, 2014. And you’re invited to join in the festivities! So come on by for an evening of dancing and good music. Directions and ticket info are below

Date: February 15, 2014
Doors open: 8PM
Showtime: 8:30PM
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn
Address: 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Tickets: $10 (available at the door on the night of the performance)
Venue / ticketing hotline: +1-646-820-9452

TriBeCaStan X-Mas EP and Free Song saves you from the Muzak!

Let’s face it, most holiday muzak is flat-out terrible! Elevators, cafes, and shopping malls waterboard our innocent ears with cheerfully wretched holiday drivel. Yuck!

Well, it doesn’t have to be that way! :)

With tongue-in-cheek yule tide spirit and holiday chutzpah, we are giving away a free song to save your twisted Christmas! You can download our free tune right HERE.

TriBeCaStan Returns to NYC’s Joe’s Pub Jan 9th, 2014 during APAP!

We’re very excited to be returning to Joe’s Pub with TriBeCaStan on January 9th, 2014 (doors open at 7PM & show stars at 7:30PM). This promises to be a wonderful show with the full tribe crew. Hope all of you can make it out to enjoy the music, the food, the libations, and merriment with us. For tickets click HERE.

Date: January 9th, 2014
Doors open: 7PM
Showtime: 7:30PM
Venue: Joe’s Pub, New York
Address: 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY
Ticketing link: http://tickets.joespub.com/order/?prod=23620&perf=23621
Tickets: $20
Venue / ticketing hotline: (212) 967-7555

Dance of the Terrible Bear (Official Video)

Our new video for “Dance of the Terrible Bear” from the new TriBeCaStan album New Songs from the Old Country. Directed by the fabulous Kyoko Takenaka.

Thank you, California!

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Nov 07 Thu – Sunflower Center, Petaluma
Nov 08 Fri – Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco
Nov 09 Sat – Cafe Stritch, San Jose
Nov 10 Sun – Starry Plough, Berkeley
Nov 11 Mon – Tupelo, North Beach, San Francisco
Nov 12 Tue – Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo
Nov 13 Wed – Reds, Santa Barbara
Nov 14 Thu – The Mint, Los Angeles
Nov 15 Fri – Offramp Gallery, Pasadena

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us & thanks to all the presenters and radio show hosts who invited us to play. We had an amazing time and can’t wait to come back next year!

TriBeCaStan CD Release show at New York Gypsy Fest on Friday 9/27/2013!

Alright everyone, this is our biggest show of the year! Come and celebrate the release of our brand new TriBeCaStan album, New Songs from the Old Country, at DROM’s New York Gypsy Festival on Friday, September 27. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:15pm. DROM’s at 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th). Tickets are only $10 online ($15 at the door) and can be purchased RIGHT HERE.

TriBeCaStan to perform at Nublu’s tribute for Butch Morris this Sunday, Aug. 25th, 2013

This Sunday, August 25th, TriBeCaStan are performing at NYC’s Nublu (62 Avenue C) at 9:00pm, as part of a tribute to jazz legend, Butch Morris. Hope to see you all there! For $10 tickets visit → http://tr.im/49d5h.

TriBeCaStan to perform at Butch Morris Tribute at NYC’s Nublu, Aug. 25th, 2013

Coming up! Sunday August 25th, 2013, TriBeCaStan will be performing at NYC’s Nublu (62 Avenue C) at 9:00pm, as part of a tribute to the late and great, Butch Morris. For $10 tickets visit Ticketfly at → http://tr.im/49d5h.

A true innovator across genres, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris was known above all as a jazz musician who employed improvisational methods for conducting large ensembles, a process he called “conduction.” NPR remembers him here → http://tr.im/49d58.

New album “New Songs from the Old Country” releasing Oct 1st now available for pre-order

More exciting news: Our new record New Songs from the Old Country will be releasing this coming October 1st 2013 via Evergreene Music. The album will be available world-wide as a digital download and as a beautiful 6-panel gatefold CD. You can pre-order the record now and even stream a new song for an early sneak-peak!

TriBeCaStan heading to Europe to play Ancient Trance festival and club shows Aug. 2013

Very excited to announce that TriBeCaStan are heading to Europe tomorrow to play Germany’s Ancient Trance Festival on August 9th. We’ll also be playing a few club shows around Prague and Amsterdam!

TriBeCaStan is Time Out NY Critic’s Pick

Time Out just selected our upcoming Rubin Museum performance as Critic’s Pick:

“As if you couldn’t tell from the krazy moniker: Jeff Greene and John Kruth’s ensemble offers a twisted, quirky take on folk forms, blending down-home roots-rock with accents from across the globe. Expect to hear from last year’s vivacious New Deli, as the group shows off its festive eclecticism at the Rubin.”

RELIX – On The Verge feature

RELIX just featured TriBeCaStan in their On The Verge feature:

“TriBeCaStan plays a jazzy, global folk hybrid inspired by New York City’s cross-pollinating musical and cultural community. They blend free jazz, Afghani rhythms, boogie-woogie and Balkan wedding music with an effortless grace that’s always musical and often danceable.”