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
August 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
Patrick and Chad discuss vinyl records, Blaggards becoming an LLC, Houston's summer heat, our upcoming Ireland tour, Brexit, and our upcoming "Blaggards Live" podcast.
August 6th, 2019 | 48 mins 30 secs
Patrick and Chad talk about how to stay focused and positive when you're self-employed, why daily exercise is essential, favorite album covers, and Chad raves about his new Apple Watch.
July 30th, 2019 | 47 mins 12 secs
What legendary bands do Patrick and Chad wish they could have played in? Could Elvis have been saved?
July 23rd, 2019 | 46 mins 26 secs
Patrick and Chad of Blaggards talk about their gig at Lone Star Pirate Festival and all the hard work that went on behind the scenes, their upcoming Ireland tour, the old days of vinyl records, and more.
July 16th, 2019 | 57 mins 41 secs
Patrick and Chad recount the band's weekend of shows in Weston MO and Omaha NE.
July 9th, 2019 | 54 mins 58 secs
This week: Stories from O'Malley's Pub in Weston, MO, fake Irish accents, and the joys of live streaming our shows.
July 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 24 mins
Visual artist and filmmaker José G. Figueroa joins us for an epic discussion of Houston’s music scene.
June 25th, 2019 | 48 mins 3 secs
Patrick, Mike and Chad tell the story of our dear friend Jeff Quinn, the subject of our song "The Man From Omaha", who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in February 2015.
June 18th, 2019 | 54 mins 33 secs
Patrick and Chad of Blaggards recount the band's tour through Las Vegas, San Diego, Bullhead City and Phoenix.
June 11th, 2019 | 58 mins 28 secs
Mike and Wes share a bit about their musical histories. Also: stories of our experiences in Las Vegas and memorable incidents with drunk people at our shows.
June 4th, 2019 | 40 mins 46 secs
band history, personal histories
How Blaggards got booked in Vegas by the legendary Derek Warfield, the band's longtime connection with Celtic FC Supporters, their unique arrangement of Fields of Athenry, the perils of people-pleasing in the arts, and the remarkable bravery of stand-up comedians.
May 28th, 2019 | 21 mins 23 secs
Chad waxes nostalgic about Fitzgerald's, one of Houston's oldest music venues that closed in December 18 and was torn down last week.