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


  • 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.

  • Episode 41: Cover Story

    November 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins

    What makes a good cover song? How does Blaggards choose the songs they cover? Why doesn't Blaggards cover Dropkick Murphys?

  • Episode 40: No Sticks, No Drum Kit, No Clue

    November 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Eleven years ago, Blaggards embarked on a nine-date tour with no drummer... and yet somehow wound up with three drummers.

  • Episode 39: Green Eggs & Spam

    November 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Patrick, Chad and Mike recount last week's IRELAND tour through Dublin, Bundoran, Sligo, and many the place between.