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.
February 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
This week: Eric's experiences playing John Doe (of the band 'X'), the Hollisters, Mike Barfield, et al. Also: what it takes to forge a career in music, what makes a good music scene, and: SlapperCast is one year old!
February 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 18 mins
This week on #SlapperCast, listen in on a new rhythm section getting to know each other one-on-one for the first time. Chad and Eric geek out about everyone from Ringo Starr to Todd Rundgren. Discussed: David Bowie, Tin Machine, Hunt Sales, XTC, Dukes of Stratosphear, etc. Also: new Ireland Tour news!
January 28th, 2020 | 54 mins 43 secs
New drummer Eric talks with Patrick and Chad about his first three shows as a Blaggard.
January 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 14 mins
This week we introduce you to our new drummer, Eric C. Hughes!
January 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 mins
We are heartbroken to announce that Mike "The Machine" McAloon is leaving the band. This week on SlapperCast, we look back on 11 amazing years together as "the impenetrable trio".
January 7th, 2020 | 37 mins 9 secs
Patrick and Chad celebrate the dawn of 2020, the beginning of their second year of SlapperCast, also the beginning of a very exciting year for Blaggards.
December 31st, 2019 | 35 mins 38 secs
A quick review of 2019 plus a few more hints about our plans for 2020. Also, a discussion about the art of stage presence and audience engagement, with kudos to Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze and Mojo Nixon.
December 24th, 2019 | 47 mins 45 secs
Patrick and Chad shower praise upon Houston drumming legend Keith York, who filled in for Mike this past weekend in Longview and Little Rock.
December 17th, 2019 | 36 mins 59 secs
Patrick and Chad talk about the band's plans for 2020.
December 10th, 2019 | 50 mins 32 secs
A highly caffeinated discussion of imaginary musical collaborations (and some real ones) between legendary musicians.
December 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
Patrick and Chad share stories of encounters with famous musicians, some of them heroes, and some not.
November 26th, 2019 | 57 mins 48 secs
Bands we dislike, bands once disliked but came to appreciate later, and bands we once liked but later lost interest in.