Beast Mode: 15 Workouts You Can Do At Festivals

“Music festivals are a great opportunity to beat your vital organs into submission like they’re in the octagon with Ronda Rousey. Ostensibly serving as a substance abuse grand prix, fests can be awful for your body in other ways too. Inactivity due to passing out in random mud pits, holding still for selfies and ingestingContinue reading “Beast Mode: 15 Workouts You Can Do At Festivals”

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KEEPING IT WEIRD: AUSTIN’S MUSIC SCENE’S BEST OF 2014

’Tis the season to be inundated with meaningful lists that arbitrarily come at year’s end (even though Austin’s Homecoming King Matthew McConaughey’s characters in True Detective and Interstellar would have you believe time is merely a trite construct, flat circle, black hole or something). Instead of doing a drab and dull “Best Live Performance”(how can one plausibly get thisContinue reading “KEEPING IT WEIRD: AUSTIN’S MUSIC SCENE’S BEST OF 2014”

VH1’s LeAnn Rimes Cibrian Clickbait, only on DonnyRodriguez.com!

I remember being 13 years old and completely in love with this “How Do I Live?” Southern Belle.  For some reason the song played on my favorite hip-hop party radio station B96. Weird. I rekindled my affinity for the effervescent octave-slayer a few months back when I covered her for Texas Rock Report.  After the pieceContinue reading “VH1’s LeAnn Rimes Cibrian Clickbait, only on DonnyRodriguez.com!”

Austin’s Buyers Club: A Fundraiser Featuring The McConaughey’s & Sheryl Crow

“Next up for this near-flawless performer was the bluesy, Adult Top 40 hit “My Favorite Mistake”.  Accompanying Ms. Crow on part of her drummer’s drum kit, was the pocket-sized, aggressively adorable five-year old son of Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey, Levi.  This kid had chops on the skins; he stayed in beat most of the timeContinue reading “Austin’s Buyers Club: A Fundraiser Featuring The McConaughey’s & Sheryl Crow”

It’s Okay To Give A Sh*t About Your Podcast/Web Series

Ahead of the release of my one-“man” podcast “Sweat All The Stuff” in May, I thought I’d #TBT with you an article I wrote for Comedy Of Chicago last year.  It’s a must read for anyone considering throwing their Steve-Martin-Fake-Arrow hat in the comedy podcasting/web series ring.  Click here to read more!

My Red Carpet Date With Perez Hilton At SXSW

(Me and Perez, guess which one of us has a million dollars in their bank account but doesn’t buy shirts.) “During all of SXSW, you couldn’t stumble downtown ten feet in any direction before hitting a venue that had swore their bar’s showcase featured the future of music and SXSW.  Perez Hilton assured me inContinue reading “My Red Carpet Date With Perez Hilton At SXSW”

SXSW: Snoop Dogg Light’s Up Emo’s

“The venues ceilings vaulted sky high, but some on the ground floor may have been a bit higher.  After all, marijuana is the party favor that the evenings headliner is a famous fan of. Credit goes out to the security staff who confiscated more joints and drug paraphernalia, than a Laredo Border Control task force.”Continue reading “SXSW: Snoop Dogg Light’s Up Emo’s”

Hall & Oates Hit All The Right Notes @ ACL Live

“First to strut past the busy stage was the pocket-sized John Oates dressed in all black complete with his signature curls and recognizable facial hair.  Then it was Daryl Hall’s turn to pierce through the fog of applause.  Hall, stood as tall as an alpine slope, with snow-dusted blonde hair, and a jarringly cool motorcycleContinue reading “Hall & Oates Hit All The Right Notes @ ACL Live”