The Ghetto Brothers Reissue

Power-Fuerza, the ultra-rare LP by the Ghetto Brothers, just got a gorgeous reissue by the diligent archivists at Truth & Soul Records.

Recorded in 1971 in the South Bronx, it’s a rock-latin-funk fusion record that anticipated a lot of the music I wrote about in LGTBOF. Oliver Wang did an excellent NPR review of it.

You can get a copy of the deluxe version, packaged like a hardcover book, here.

Best of 2012!

Happy Holidays, y’all.

Love Goes to Buildings On Fire, now out in paperback, was selected by the editors of Slate as one of 2012’s best books.

And Largehearted Boy selected it as one of 2012’s best nonfiction books.

Slate’s Chris Wade called it “one of the most exciting, inspiring music books I’ve read in years.”


An interview with 12th Street

Last week, I joined Dana Spiotta and Tina Chang at the Union Square Barnes & Noble for a reading hosted by 12th Street, the literary journal of New York City’s New School, which was celebrating its relaunch.

The site looks and reads great. It’s rich with NYC soul and stories, including some about Sandy and her aftermath. Poetry Editor Charlotte Slivka asked me some very smart questions; check it out.