On October 7, 2008, Dave Eggers, founder of 826NYC (and author of "A Heartbreaking Work By A Staggering Genius" and "What is The What," both must-reads) will host the annual Revenge of The Bookeaters, a benefit for his organization which helps students, ages 6-18, develop their writing skills. If the line-up doesn't temp you, the good cause will. Buy Tickets.
More info here: bookeaters.org/
Round Two of The Brooklyn Record Riot
Hosted by Iris Records
The second installment of the Brooklyn Record Riot takes place on Sunday, September 28th, again at the Warsaw in Brooklyn (261 Driggs Ave, 718.387.0505), from 11am-8pm. They promise to bring over 40 record dealers, plus some that didn't come last time. Phast Phreddie is organizing another crew of stellar DJs. Warsaw promises more food and beer. Early entry (9am-11am) will set you back $20 and regular admission remains at $3.
RSVP to Pete Rock for free here.
Soulwax + 2ManyDJs, Pete Tong, James Lavelle, Luciano, Rob da Bank, The Whip and Late Of The Pier -- penners of epic sequin-coated synth pop as well as role models for tens of thousands of British teens -- will work their damnedest to make you feel like it's 1998 here in the city. PlugInMusic has the full release.