Jan 31st, 2008 // 11 Comments

chompers.jpgAttention readers attending the SXSW festival this year/fans of TV chefs with obnoxious accents and giant teeth: “We are also reaching out to offer Battles a slot as one of the five bands in the ‘Feedback’ showcase” supposedly hosted by the Food Network’s own Rachael Ray. “Battles music has long been enjoyed by Rachael and is a staple of her iPod.” Given the blog in question, I suspect Internet prankery at work with this “leaked memo,” but would be happy to be proven wrong, especially given how weird the first 31 days of 2008 have been. [Earl Boykins via Paper Thin Walls]


  1. Ned Raggett


    *turns to stone*

  2. tigerpop

    “Battles music has long been enjoyed by Rachael and is a staple of her iPod.”

    If that’s true, she must fucking HATE her husband’s band. Not that that’s hard to do.

  3. Anonymous


  4. enriquez the water bottle

    @Paul D: In order:

    Fine, I’ll give her that.

  5. joshservo

    Rachael Ray is the Vampire Weekend of the Food Network. There. I said it.

  6. Catbirdseat

    I’d really like to go to this, but it conflicts with that Paula Deen / Motorhead / Slayer showcase.

  7. Catbirdseat

    Oh, and BTW:

    “Perezzers is putting together what is going to be the most amazing showcase in Austin during the SXSW Music Festival this March!

    Details to come.

    You won’t wanna miss it!!!!!”


  8. Anonymous

    Maybe they misspelled ‘Beatles’. It could happen.

    Hey, it could be worse. We could learning more about Sandra Lee…

  9. largehearted boy

    From an Ettes press release today:

    THE ETTES March 2008 Tour Dates:


    5th – Park Ave Cds (release/listening party and in-store performance)
    - Orlando, FL
    6th – Common Grounds – Gainesville, FL
    7th – Star Bar w/ The Selmanaires and Dark Meat – Atlanta, GA
    8th – Hi Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA
    9th – Sam’s Lounge w/ The Selmanaires – Jackson MS
    12th – SXSW – TBA – Austin, TX
    13th – SXSW – TBA – Austin, TX
    14th – SXSW Cheapo Disc Instore – Austin, TX
    14th – SXSW NME Showcase at The Wave Rooftop on 6th – Austin, TX
    15th – SXSW Rachael Ray Show at The Beauty Bar – Austin, TX

  10. VanillaXtraDry

    oh jesus christ. every day i come into the office and some idiot set a season pass on my tivo in my office. i’m too lazy/stupid to delete the season pass so each day i throw something at this chick’s face…she makes my eyes tear blood.

  11. Paul D

    You are all wrong.

    She is WAY hot.

    And she can cook.

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