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 58: Happy Saint Paddy's Day

    March 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Today we discuss how the world is changing for musicians and bar industry people due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Episode 57: Paddy, Not Patty

    March 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    The effect that coronavirus may or may not have on musicians, the correct (only) way to spell "Paddy's Day", annoying and/or hilarious song request behavior, and people crashing gigs (jumping on stage uninvited).

  • Episode 56: Rock n' Roll Cures All

    March 3rd, 2020  |  39 mins 58 secs

    Patrick and Chad are sick but we're recording a show anyway because we CARE. Also: stories about gigs in inclement weather and even more Ireland tour info!

  • Episode 55: What's Your Favorite Humming Noise?

    February 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    This week we talk about upcoming tour dates, what it's like to perform music in parades, and a bunch of other crazy stuff. Also: more Ireland tour details!

  • Episode 54: Just Learn the Song

    February 18th, 2020  |  56 mins 10 secs

    This week we explain why music stands and rock n' roll do not mix. Also, more details on this year's Ireland tour!

  • 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.