About the show

SlapperCast is a podcast produced weekly by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. We share our experiences of what it's like doing this for a living, talk about music we love (and hate), and frequently welcome guests on the show. Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope.

Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist), Chad Richard Smalley (bassist), and Eric C. Hughes (drummer).

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

"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. Its engaging hosts are smart and funny." — Jesse Sendejas, Houston Press

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  • Episode 171: Vegan Vampire

    May 24th, 2022  |  30 mins 32 secs

    A quick show as we're getting ready to hit the road for our East Coast tour. As always, we kill some songs and continue our new feature of rescuing underrated songs & albums.

  • Episode 170: Witless Protection

    May 17th, 2022  |  30 mins 19 secs

    This week we kill some songs submitted by SlapperCast listeners, and introduce a new segment: "rescuing" under-appreciated albums/songs from obscurity.

  • Episode 169: Lozenge City

    May 10th, 2022  |  25 mins 7 secs

    Recorded while driving home from our first ever gig at Home Sweet Farm Biergarten in Brenham.

  • Episode 168: Zed Zed Top

    May 3rd, 2022  |  57 mins 39 secs

    This week, as recently promised, we have a long discussion about band names, good and bad, spinning off a bunch of tangents along the way.

  • Episode 167: White Claw Blues

    April 26th, 2022  |  21 mins 24 secs

    This week we talk about upcoming tour dates, kill some songs, yell at shitty drivers, and discuss good/bad musician-actors.

  • Episode 166: The Mighty Orq

    April 19th, 2022  |  57 mins 50 secs

    At long last, this week we're joined by our old friend the Mighty Orq, brilliant guitar player, songwriter, tremendously talented vocalist & photographer.

  • Episode 165: "All Songs Are For Sale" with LUBA DVORAK

    April 12th, 2022  |  37 mins 21 secs

    Meet the massively talented and industrious LUBA DVORAK: musician, songwriter, sound engineer, and man about town.

  • Episode 164: MARK RIDDELL — Houston's Hardest Working Bass Player

    April 5th, 2022  |  57 mins 2 secs

    This week we're joined by Houston's hardest working bass player Mark Riddell, who recently completed his first solo album Corporeal Pilot.

  • Episode 163: Don Hemorrhoid

    March 29th, 2022  |  17 mins 34 secs

    This week we kill a few more songs we're sick of hearing and speculate what we'd do if Blaggards were to suddenly stop gigging.

  • Episode 162: Black Belt in Maserati

    March 22nd, 2022  |  30 mins 50 secs

    This week we slay a few more songs, recap our Paddy's Week shows, and heap praise upon fiddler Heide Riggs, the Basil Trio, and some of our coolest and most dedicated fans.

  • Episode 161: Howdy Heide

    March 15th, 2022  |  25 mins 29 secs

    Fiddler Heide Riggs is back for Paddy's Week in Dallas & Houston, more songs to erase from history, awkward fan encounters

  • Episode 160: The Lubeless Show

    March 8th, 2022  |  43 mins 8 secs

    Why is popular songwriting getting worse?