“They roll it up with so many cross cultural references, unexpected, dazzling instrumentation and high jinx that you can’t resist diving in yourself – which is a good thing, as this band demands participation. Morrow seemed to channel Harpo Marx, wandering into the audience, inviting us to play his trombone and finally flopping into an empty seat in the theater and playing from the back of the house. The audience was dancing in their seats, doing the hand jive and singing along when Kruth wanted to channel a bit of Pete Seeger’s spirit. And sing we did.” – See more at:>Poster 2 for December 4th FLAT

Click HERE to see photos of the show by RUDY LU

Goddess Polka Dottess

11125322_10153556162027319_3519928382636679153_oGoddess Polka Dottess – Tribecastan’s latest album of 14 original (and we mean original!) compositions is out! Featuring the same great crew of musicians and magicians boldly mixing elements of country,Arabic, Ethiopian, funk, klezmer, raga, swing into an exotic sonic cocktail that’s sure to elevate the vibratory rate!

NEWS FLASH! TriBeCaStan’s new album Goddess Polka Dottess will be on Virgin America’s in-flight audio for the month of February. So Fly Virgin Nonstop to TriBeCaStan!

Two New York live dates in May

We’ve got two shows coming up this May in New York. A big global dance party at the Flushing Town Hall, and a small intimate show (possibly acoustic) at Stage 72 on the Upper West Side.

Fri, May 1st – Flushing Town Hall, Queens
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Sat, May 9th – Stage 72, Manhattan
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Hope to see you at either—or even both!

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…

“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.

SXSW 2014: TriBeCaStan a Wall Street Journal standout!

TriBeCaStan SXSW 2014

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.”


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:
Tickets: $20
Venue / ticketing hotline: (212) 967-7555