A weekly podcast by Blaggards

About the show

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.

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  • Episode 53: Five Thousand Dollar Fake Tooth

    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!

  • Episode 52: From Ringo to Rundgren

    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!

  • Episode 51: Just Keep Chewing

    January 28th, 2020  |  54 mins 43 secs

    New drummer Eric talks with Patrick and Chad about his first three shows as a Blaggard.

  • Episode 50: Meet Eric C. Hughes!

    January 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    This week we introduce you to our new drummer, Eric C. Hughes!

  • Episode 49: Thank You Mike!

    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".

  • Episode 48: Happy New Year, Mr. Falcon

    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.

  • Episode 47: Ass Kicking Contest

    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.

  • Episode 46: Two Buildings, a Horse, a Dead Dog and a Coffee Shop

    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.

  • Episode 45: Pulling Up Anchor

    December 17th, 2019  |  36 mins 59 secs

    Patrick and Chad talk about the band's plans for 2020.

  • Episode 44: Sneakers in the Dryer, Please

    December 10th, 2019  |  50 mins 32 secs

    A highly caffeinated discussion of imaginary musical collaborations (and some real ones) between legendary musicians.

  • Episode 43: Strange and Wonderful Beast

    December 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Patrick and Chad share stories of encounters with famous musicians, some of them heroes, and some not.

  • Episode 42: Dark Cloud of Glam

    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.