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.
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.
September 20th, 2022 | 16 mins 50 secs
Recapping our three-day gig at ScotFest in Broken Arrow, OK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 2nd, 2022 | 46 mins 8 secs
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.
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.
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.