SlapperCast

A weekly podcast by Blaggards

About the show

SlapperCast is a weekly podcast by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist) and Chad Richard Smalley (bassist). Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope.

Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.

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Episodes

  • Episode 189: Eat 'em UP Kats!

    September 27th, 2022  |  23 mins 37 secs

    SlapperCast Episode 189 was recorded on the way to our gig at Lewisville Western Days, and again afterwards as we drove Heide back to Dallas Love Field Airport. Special guest: Patrick's daughter, Tara Devlin.

  • Episode 188: The Softest of All Balls

    September 20th, 2022  |  16 mins 50 secs

    Recapping our three-day gig at ScotFest in Broken Arrow, OK.

  • Episode 187: Huzzah for "No The"

    September 13th, 2022  |  21 mins 20 secs

    Recorded on the way to Sherwood Forest Faire, during the festival, and on the way back. SPECIAL GUEST STAR: a cascade of funny incidents where it had to be pointed out there's no THE in Blaggards.

  • Episode 186: The Woodshed

    September 6th, 2022  |  28 mins 28 secs

    Filmed in the van last Friday right after we left No Label Brewing in search of some fast food. We discuss the faults & merits of Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses, and resurrect songs from Benny Mardones and Richie Barrett. ALSO: a few words for our dear old friend and fellow lifer musician Davee Bryan.

  • Episode 185: Epitomy of a Publican (Why Blaggards Love the Aggies and O'Bannon's Taphouse)

    August 30th, 2022  |  27 mins 47 secs

    Recorded in the van immediately after leaving our beloved O'Bannon's Taphouse in College Station. This was drummer Kevin Newton's first gig with us there, and suffice it to say, the Aggies did not disappoint.

  • Episode 184: Ansel Adams Mode (Heading Home from Montana)

    August 23rd, 2022  |  20 mins 7 secs

    Recorded while driving through winding mountain roads shortly after we left Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering in Hamilton, Montana.

  • Episode 183: Double the Red (Introducing Kevin Newton on Drums)

    August 16th, 2022  |  33 mins 38 secs

    Recorded in the van en route to Omaha, we introduce you to drummer Kevin "Thunderstick" Newton, who had played his first show with us in Wichita only a couple nights before.

  • Episode 182: Trey "Low End" McGee — Blaggards Getting Ready to Hit the Road

    August 9th, 2022  |  46 mins 54 secs

    As we prepare to hit the road, Heide Riggs joins us to talk about her new Glasser carbon composite fiddle and the ABBA tribute band she worked with recently.

  • Episode 181: Slapping Onwards

    August 2nd, 2022  |  46 mins 8 secs
  • Episode 180: Little Rockers

    July 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Patrick, Chad & Heide talk about solo gig experiences: the good, the tough, and the weird.

    Also discussed: Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, George Harrison, David Byrne, Eminem and Leonard Cohen.

  • Episode 179: Chef in a Burger Shop

    July 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 27 mins

    The cornerstone of this episode is a long, late-night-hunger-fueled conversation about classic Houston restaurants, past and present, which got cut short only because Chad's phone ran out of storage.

  • Episode 178: Reclunion: Mike McAloon Returns

    July 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Mike McAloon is returning to play THREE shows with us this month and joins us on the show this week.