Culinary wiz and Food Network Star Rachael Ray curated a Takeover Tuesdays playlist for us, and the result is a pop-rock, folksy mix inspired by past musical performances at Ray’s very own “Feedback” event. Who’s booked for this year’s? Read on in Rachael’s own words.
Imagine Dragons: “It’s Time” – We were lucky to book these guys just as they were starting to break. THEY WERE AMAZEBALLS LIVE!!
Yelawolf: “American You” – Amazingly talented MC who played Feedback with Travis Barker on drums! Mind-blower and great to run to.
Foxboro Hot Tubs: “Stop Drop and Roll” – Green Day in disguise. They burned the house down at Stubb’s at Feedback when they played our intimate indoor stage. Drop the mic!! You can’t top this.
Blondie: “Rapture” – Debra Harry is one of my top 3 rock chicks ever. Hella Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett. Blondie played our party? Really?
Bob Schneider: “Trash” – I discovered Bob back in the 90’s while watching Austin City Limits in the middle of the night on PBS and I jumped out of bed to write the artist’s name down. This song is anything but trash. Bob is the bomb.
The Cringe: “Big Trouble” – My husband’s band. I’m his biggest fan! Ladies can fake a lot of stuff but this lady can’t fake liking bad music — THE CRINGE ROCKS.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: “Home” – We had the at Feedback years ago, just as they were starting to gain popularity and were lucky enough to have him as the headliner after he made it BIG this past Feedback. Big heart. I love Alex and the band for being loyal and coming back to play our event.
Raekwon: “Incarcerated Scarfaces” – I was so excited to have a hip hop icon on our bill. I could not stop hugging him! Long live Raekwon The Chef.
Stone Temple Pilots: “Interstate Love Song” – One of the best songs from one of the best bands from one of the best decades in music ever!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: “Thrift Shop” – A great song from an artist with many great songs. He has a true independent and DIY spirit. Jesus walked on water — I saw Macklemore dance on a sea of hands at our event at Stubb’s.
G. Love & Special Sauce: “Cold Beverage” – My friend from Philly — he is one of the few artists who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand with just a guitar and his voice, or rock the house with Special Sauce. I’m a cook — it’s all about the sauce, and G. Love is as special as it gets. Better than a cheese steak — my Philly brother and we can’t wait for him to join us at the New York City Wine & Food Festivals version of our Feedback party later this month.