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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 ...
 
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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.y…
 
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 Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Ins…
 
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 Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough m…
 
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 Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 act…
 
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 Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a P…
 
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.heidehilleri…
 
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 d…
 
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 Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards…
 
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/ BLAGMATI…
 
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 Blagga…
 
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 Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Faceboo…
 
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: http…
 
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,…
 
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 exc…
 
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://…
 
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://yout…
 
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…
 
Paddy and Chad discuss last-minute Christmas shopping, New Year's Resolutions (weight loss & songwriting), coffee, and the amp-modeling gear we've been using on stage for guitar and bass. Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus pod…
 
ROCK THE SHELTER, childhood memories of record stores & computers, and other random stuff. Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast…
 
As they prepare to pack and ship limited edition vinyl orders, Patrick and Chad tell the TRUE story behind two of the more enigmatic numbers on BLAGMATIC: "Wagon Wheel" and "Sweet 16". ALSO: some background info on how "PLFM" was written. Show notes BLAGMATIC Limited Edition Vinyl https://blaggards.com/store/blagmatic-limited-edition-vinyl/ ALBUM R…
 
This week on #SlapperCast, Mark Kavanaugh returns with his friend Flint Bhaltair to talk about their company, Catch My Carbon, which aims to offset carbon emissions by reforesting Ireland with native Irish trees. Help Re-Forest Ireland and Offset Your CO2 ($5/tree): https://blaggards.com/store/reforest-ireland/ Catch My Carbon: https://www.catchmyc…
 
This week we're joined by Chris Knauf, Chief Development Officer of Siena Francis House, a homeless shelter in Omaha, Nebraska, and the beneficiary of our Blaggards Brew Coffee sales. Siena Francis House https://sienafrancis.org Blaggards Brew Coffee https://blaggards.com/product-category/coffee/ Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus …
 
Recorded in the van shortly after leaving our Thursday night gig in Beaumont, ECH recounts his experiences at PASIC 2021. Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate…
 
This week on SlapperCast, Paddy and Chad talk about this weekend's reunion show with drummer Mike McAloon and fiddler Chris Buckley. Facebook group Official Blaggards Facebook Group Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Show …
 
An update from the van: Eric talks about preparing for Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2021. Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and…
 
This week on SlapperCast: Trunk or treating, musicians & humor, and Christmas music we don't hate. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mRYhb2am6V0 Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, ro…
 
This week on #SlapperCast, as we leave a rowdy gig in the Texas Rennaissance Faire campgrounds, we continue our discussion of music biopics. What would it take to make a good one, what makes them bad, and a few ideas we have for good ones. (CORRECTION from Chad: "Bowie was kicking a cocaine addiction during his Berlin Trilogy period, not heroin. My…
 
The story behind BLAGMATIC's "hidden" track, the audiobook of Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, why music biopics are often bad, and what makes them good when they're good. NOTE: Stevie Van Vandt does indeed read the audiobook of his memoir, and it pretty much sounds exactly as ECH envisioned it (see link below). ALBUM REVIEW: BLAGGARDS – Blagmati…
 
Recorded on the road to Weston, MO, AND on the road home from Hesston, KS, with longtime Blaggards fiddler Chris Buckley. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rEHZGQhk17I Blaggards Brew SINNERMAN Coffee: https://blaggards.com/store/blaggards-brew-sinnerman-coffee/ Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media Yo…
 
This week on #SlapperCast: a few words about David Lee Roth's recently announced retirement, AND a couple of BIG surprises we were presented with this past Saturday night in Round Rock. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/x-9_PYaE54w David Lee Roth Announces Retirement: ‘I’m Throwing in the Shoes’ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi…
 
This week on #SlapperCast: At the end of our day off in Philly, we have a slightly drunken discussion about how bands tend to mishandle alcohol at gigs, and how it makes everyone else's job in this industry unnecessarily difficult. With special guest: Patrick's sister Sinéad Devlin. Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social …
 
A report from the road en route from Oklahoma to Illinois. Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclusives. Rate us Rate and review SlapperCast on iTunes Questions? If you hav…
 
This week on #SlapperCast, as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches Houston, we talk about recent shows and get ready to hit the road. Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, live tracks, rough mixes, and other exclus…
 
This week on #SlapperCast, we recap our experience opening for 38 Special at Houston's Arena Theatre the night before, while driving to an early afternoon gig at Kemah Boardwalk. Featuring special guests Fiddler Jeff Duncan and Laurie "Merch Maiden" Valenzi Buell. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wSNKjW-7hZA Show dates Blaggards.com …
 
This week on #SlapperCast, we fight our way through Houston rush hour traffic, do a rundown of upcoming shows and tours, and reflect on the recent passing of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kALtvETc1cE Promo video for our upcoming gigs with the Outsiders PBR by Tim "Elvirus" Aballo: https://www.…
 
This week on SlapperCast: recent press coverage for BLAGMATIC, our LP album covers have arrived (watch on YouTube), and vinyl pre-orders are OPEN. ALSO: our upcoming gig at Houston's Arena Theatre opening for 38 Special, AND a special performance by Eric's dog Ringo. Watch this episode on YouTube:https://youtu.be/bTtTpew78eQ Tickets for 38 Special …
 
This week on SlapperCast, while on the road to Blackwater Draw Brewing Company in Bryan, TX, we talk about vinyl pre-orders for #BLAGMATIC, and discuss the remarkable resurgence of vinyl and its recent explosion in popularity. Also: pre-show rituals, and this Saturday's BLAGMATIC CD Release Party at the Continental Club Houston. Show dates Blaggard…
 
This week on #SlapperCast: Patrick's birthday weekend, an update on fiddler Chris Buckley's recovery from surgery, Fri Aug 13: Blackwater Draw Brewing Company in Bryan, Sat Aug 21: BLAGMATIC CD release party at Continental Club Houston, reactions to BLAGMATIC streaming release, Chad revisits VERY early solo acoustic recordings, how tempos can shift…
 
This week on #SlapperCast: Things are getting hairy again, people, so STAY SAFE! Also, we pay our respects to the recently departed David Steele (long-time doorman at the Continental Club Houston), ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, and Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Show notes BLAGMATIC CD Release Party at Continental Club Houston: https://blaggards.com/…
 
This week on #SlapperCast, we report on the first vinyl test pressings of BLAGMATIC, talk about our midwest tour and 'WILD ROVING OMAHA'... and recap a recent experience with an ill-prepared and poorly managed sound crew. Join us on RewardMusic https://blaggards.rewardmusic.com Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media…
 
This week's #SlapperCast was recorded in the van late Friday night en route from Wichita KS to Weston MO. Special guest star: sudden torrential downpour. Join us on RewardMusic https://blaggards.rewardmusic.com Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards o…
 
This week on SlapperCast: Is comedy something that can be taught? Sub-par songs from artists we love. Is "jamming" dead? Show notes David Bowie - "Never play to the gallery" David Bowie • Look Back in Anger • Dennis Davis Isolated Drums Breakdown by Tony Visconti Join us on RewardMusic https://blaggards.rewardmusic.com Show dates Blaggards.com Face…
 
BLAGMATIC CDs are in stock! This week on SlapperCast, we express how happy we are with how the new CD came out. Also: details about the forthcoming limited LP release of BLAGMATIC, and songs we wish we could erase from existence. Join us in OMAHA July 18-22: https://blaggards.com/store/wild-roving-omaha-2021/ Buy BLAGMATIC: https://blaggards.com/st…
 
This week on #SlapperCast: our good friend Tim Aballo of the Outsiders PBR joins us again to talk about songwriting, recording, and our ideal opening, middle, and closing bands (living or dead) for a concert. BLAGMATIC, the new album from Blaggards is available now! CDs shipping soon. Download available immediately upon purchase: https://blaggards.…
 
Like a true Liverpudlian, our old friend singer-songwriter Joe Walmsley forged his career performing in pubs AND at sea, and has now called San Antonio home for 15 years. So many great stories, too many for one show! Also MASSIVE THANKS to our friends at The Whip Radio for putting together the wonderful radio ad for #BLAGMATIC. You can hear BLAGMAT…
 
Our good friend Allen Hill returns to SlapperCast to talk about his new single "Yeah Yeah Yeah" and how he approaches everything in life as a bass player. Also: our new album BLAGMATIC is open for pre-orders! Yeah Yeah Yeah - Allen Hill https://youtu.be/zRLJfsVAW4Q https://orcd.co/1jlkq1l https://www.allenhillentertainment.com/ Cooking With Max: ht…
 
This week on SlapperCast: stage etiquette for bands and fans. Also: praise heaped upon our fellow Houston musicians. Join us on RewardMusic https://blaggards.rewardmusic.com Show dates Blaggards.com Facebook Bandsintown Follow us on social media YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Become a Patron Join Blaggards on Patreon for bonus podcast content, …
 
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