Last year, as you maybe remember, Rachael Ray threw a party (featuring Holy Fuck, the Raveonettes, and her husband’s band, the Cringe) at SxSW. I’ll let you digest (ha!) this quirky bit of info before I mention that 1) people (ahem) who showed up expecting delicious, gourmet food were sorely disappointed and 2) it seemed, from the moment it was announced, like a kind of a one-off novelty stunt.
Wrong, thankfully. MTV reports that not only is Ms. Ray returning this year, but that her party will be “expanded,” with a source quoted as saying there may be as many as “10 or 12” bands playing, and that The Hold Steady have already been confirmed.