The members of Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX, share their experiences and occasionally chat with guests.
"The official podcast of all things Blaggards. Found on all major pod platforms and delivered weekly, it’s a behind-the-music view of the band, with tidbits for new fans (it’s just Blaggards, not The Blaggards, newbs) and cool stuff for longtime followers (Episode 5 discusses how the band’s music has been used in films like How to Be Single and TV shows like The Good Wife). Its engaging hosts are smart and funny. An interesting aside is the podcast also offers occasional glimpses back at Houston’s music community." — Jesse Sendejas, Houston Press
Cover photo by Caroline Brewton.
May 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
Bars are reopening and things are getting weird. This week we talk about the safety precautions bar owners have implemented, and the flak they're taking from customers as a result. Also: bands that would benefit from better singers, overcoming nervousness on stage, the importance of good stage banter: how much is too little, when it does become too much, and should it ever be scripted or rehearsed?
May 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 28 mins
Bars in Texas are about to re-open! Also: more unusually good solo careers, revisiting our opinions on the Eagles, drummers that make or break a band.
May 12th, 2020 | 49 mins 31 secs
Why band members sometimes quit after decades, surprisingly good solo careers, belated appreciation for Duran Duran and Power Station, and a very loud bird.
This is an unusually low-fi episode of SlapperCast, recorded on Zoom because Chad was feeling a little under the weather.
May 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
What makes a good interviewer, the old days of radio, and how some famous musicians completely stumbled into their primary instrument.
April 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
Eric's Three Dog Night story, coffee we brew at home, best concerts, loudest concerts and worst concerts, and bands that would or should break up if a member dies.
April 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
This week on #SlapperCast: Eric's ELO report, favorite female artists, lip-syncing and using prerecorded tracks on stage, favorite podcasts, inspiring and annoying things that audiences do.
April 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 49 mins
What we did (and didn't) for Easter, wardrobe changes, when will we tour again, Eric's affinity for cooking, Chad's Sicilian heritage, Patrick's love affair with coffee, favorite songs to play, Space Hog, ELO, Saxon, the Kinks, and more.
April 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 46 mins
We discuss how the pandemic is affecting our lives and try to predict what things will be like when the bars finally reopen. Also: favorite record producers, Phil Spector, YouTube copyright issues, Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special.
March 31st, 2020 | 1 hr 32 mins
This week on #SlapperCast, we discuss life in the time of coronavirus, cover vs. tribute bands, and progressive rock vs. metal.
March 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
We continue to try to get a grip on how much our lives may change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
Today we discuss how the world is changing for musicians and bar industry people due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
March 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
The effect that coronavirus may or may not have on musicians, the correct (only) way to spell "Paddy's Day", annoying and/or hilarious song request behavior, and people crashing gigs (jumping on stage uninvited).