SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

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

Episodes

May 16, 2022 30 min
This week we kill some songs submitted by SlapperCast listeners, and introduce a new segment: "rescuing" under-appreciated albums/songs from obscurity. Rescued albums: Madness - One Step Beyond (Full Album) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv_kJCMN4EU&list=PLwTsihu-EGpBBLKR4Tkalp9AndzH7yYp3 Brendan Benson - One Mississippi (Full Album) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxBaqFJAw6U&list=PL95BC3BE5944163F...
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Recorded while driving home from our first ever gig at Home Sweet Farm Biergarten in Brenham. It was a GREAT night and we can't wait to come back. Greg Fugate posted a few videos from the show on our official Facebook group, by the way. Thanks Greg! Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on soci...
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May 3, 2022 57 min
This week on SlapperCast, as recently promised, we have a long discussion about band names, good and bad, spinning off a bunch of tangents along the way. Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/) T...
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April 25, 2022 21 min
This week's episode of #SlapperCast was recorded in the van right as we hit the road for Taylor last Friday to play at Black Sparrow Music Parlor. We talk about upcoming tour dates, kill some songs, yell at shitty drivers, and discuss good/bad musician-actors. Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow ...
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April 18, 2022 57 min
At long last, this week we're joined by our old friend the Mighty Orq, brilliant guitar player, songwriter, and tremendously talented vocalist who has been all over the Houston music scene for decades. Blaggards have been honored to share the stage with Orq and his band many times in the past and it is an absolute thrill to finally have him on the show. We talk about Orq's influences, songwriting, how his latest live album ...
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This week on SlapperCast we're joined by our friend, the massively talented and industrious LUBA DVORAK, musician, songwriter, sound engineer, and man about town. Luba has an amazing story that starts in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia and winds through Vancouver and New York City before landing here in Houston. He's been the house sound engineer at the Continental Club Houston for several years now, and is also brilliant so...
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This week we're joined by Houston's hardest working bass player MARK RIDDELL, who recently completed his first solo album Corporeal Pilot. Patrick got his hands on an advance copy of Mark's CD and has been raving about it, as you will hear during the show. Mark has been a fixture in the Houston music scene for years, playing bass with countless acts on stage and in the studio, including the Mighty Orq, the Allen Oldies...
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March 28, 2022 17 min
This week we start off by "killing" a few songs we're sick of hearing, one being by a band that has since broken up… which leads us to speculate what might happen to our individual careers if Blaggards were to suddenly stop gigging. Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media Y...
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March 21, 2022 30 min
Here is Episode 162 of SlapperCast, recorded right after we all got home from an extremely sunny and windy show at Bumpy Pickle in Houston. This week we slay a few more songs, recap our Paddy's Week shows, and heap praise upon fiddler Heide Riggs, the Basil Trio, and some of our coolest and most dedicated fans. Heide Riggs: https://www.heidehilleriggs.com/ The Basil Trio: https://basiltrio.com Show dates Blaggards.com (https://...
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March 14, 2022 25 min
This week on SlapperCast: fiddler Heide Riggs is back with us for Paddy's Week in Dallas & Houston, more songs to erase from history, and awkward fan encounters. Our new single "Come Out Ye Black & Tans" is out NOW: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/blaggards/come-out-ye-black--tans Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m88GMfutfRM Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (htt...
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March 8, 2022 43 min
This week on #SlapperCast: the weather-related peril of outdoor gigs, new sound gear, more songs to erase, and why is popular songwriting getting worse? Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jVrbYdBXT9I Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/...
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March 1, 2022 45 min
This week on SlapperCast: our upcoming Paddy's Week shows, more songs we'd like to erase, Bruce Dickinson's Spoken Word tour, and Paddy's review of GHOST live in concert. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3FZFLnjNCsk Blaggards on PickleJar: https://pkle.live/blaggards Paddy's Day T-shirts: https://blaggards.com/product-category/paddysday/ BLAGMATIC Workshirts: https://blaggards.com/store/blagmatic-workshirt/ S...
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February 22, 2022 66 min
More songs, repertoires, musicians, careers & decades we wish we could erase from history. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WPZakl3YFh8 Blaggards on PickleJar: https://pkle.live/blaggards Paddy's Day T-shirts: https://blaggards.com/product-category/paddysday/ BLAGMATIC Workshirts: https://blaggards.com/store/blagmatic-workshirt/ Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/p...
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February 15, 2022 45 min
This week on #SlapperCast, we recap our tour through Wichita KS, Weston MO, Omaha NE, Saint Charles IL, Normal IL, Lawrence KS, and Little Rock AR. Also discussed: absinthe, Thin Lizzy, traveling rocks, and weed. Join us on PickleJar: https://pkle.live/blaggards Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808) Follow us...
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February 8, 2022 6 min
We're touring so there's no time for a full episode this week... but here's a quick update from the road recorded en route to Omaha from Weston, Missouri. Siena Francis House: https://sienafrancis.org/ Blaggards Brew Coffee: https://blaggards.com/product-category/coffee/ Blaggards on PickleJar: https://pkle.live/blaggards BLAGMATIC Workshirts: https://blaggards.com/store/blagmatic-workshirt/ BLAGMATIC Limited Edition Vi...
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February 1, 2022 38 min
This week we recap our recent recording session at Edgewater Studios with recording and mixing engineer John Shelton. Also, praise for our friend, Houston-area bassist Mark Riddell, who has a new album coming out VERY soon (also recorded at Edgewater)... and some thoughts about New Orleans. A 21-minute documentary of this session is on our Patreon, a sort of "fly on the wall" perspective of our working process: https://www....
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January 25, 2022 51 min
This week on SlapperCast we’re thrilled to introduce you to our good friend, the brilliant luthier and guitar tech Liam Leach, creator of the newest guitar and bass you’ve seen us playing recently. Both were built as part of his training at the prestigious Galloup School Of Guitar Building And Repair. Chad has been using Liam’s “Bravocado” bass exclusively since Liam gave it to him in early October, and used it during our recent re...
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We're joined this week by the brilliant Heide Riggs, who played fiddle with us at OK ScotsFest last year, and will joining us again for two weeks this March. Heide also talks about her book "Fiddler's Full Circle", available on her website (see link below). Heide's website https://www.heidehilleriggs.com Heide's book "Fidder's Full Circle" https://www.heidehilleriggs.com/new-products TICKETS for ...
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This week: a road update from Beaumont, plus more Naughty List stories with Tim "Elvirus" Aballo of the Outsiders PBR... this time focusing on bands and booking agents. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_I-Wa8BGmeQ "Brains" — The Outsiders PBR: https://youtu.be/AoNLkCjs_7o "What Did I Eat Last Night?" — The Outsiders PBR: https://youtu.be/nLr5NKjp_Bw https://blaggards.com/wp-content/uploads/h...
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January 4, 2022 55 min
https://blaggards.com/wp-content/uploads/slappercast-152-2.jpg In this episode, we share a few stories about places we've played that, shall we say, did not make the best decisions with regards to running a music venue. Vitriol and profanity included, while the actual names of the venues have been artfully censored to protect the not-so-innocent. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9dNWhdP_x8Q Show dates Blaggards....
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