About the show

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.

SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards on social media

Episodes

  • Episode 74: Masks are Fun

    July 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins

    The new mask order in Texas, singing difficulties, bands that played with symphonies, bands that never changed their formula, favorite live albums, children of famous musicians, favorite musicals

  • Episode 73: Donuts with Devlin

    June 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Bars in Texas are shut down again, what we've been up to in the recording studio, Eric's creepy gig story, musicians who influenced other musicians and didn't get the recognition they deserved

  • Episode 72: Louder than Nicko McBrain in a Frying Pan

    June 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 17 mins

    A freeform conversation during a thunderstorm.

  • Episode 71: Comedians Should Run the Country

    June 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Music that has influenced Blaggards outside of the "rock" genre, as well as other cultural influences outside of music altogether, including comedy and film.

  • Episode 70: Stuffed Package Tours

    June 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Bands that should have had bigger careers.

  • Episode 69: Ant-face, Missouri

    June 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Why are people fired from bands? Some personal anecdotes may offer a few clues.

  • Episode 68: Brett, Beth & Beyond

    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?

  • Episode 67: Steering into the Abyss

    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.

  • Episode 66: Necrophobia

    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.

  • Episode 65: Ratt Poison

    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.

  • Episode 64: Inside Manscaping Joke

    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.

  • Episode 63: Take Paint Off a Jumbo Jet

    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.