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Every week we kill the overplayed and rescue the underrated. SlapperCast is a podcast produced weekly by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist), Chad Richard Smalley (bassist), and Eric C. Hughes (drummer). 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.

Every week we kill the overplayed and rescue the underrated. SlapperCast is a podcast produced weekly by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist), Chad Richard Smalley (bassist), and Eric C. Hughes (drummer). 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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Every week we kill the overplayed and rescue the underrated. SlapperCast is a podcast produced weekly by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist), Chad Richard Smalley (bassist), and Eric C. Hughes (drummer). 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.

Twitter:

@blaggards

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 171: Vegan Vampire

5/24/2022
A quick show as we're getting ready to hit the road for our East Coast tour. As always, we kill some songs and continue our new feature of rescuing underrated songs & albums. Some of you have expressed frustration with the songs we've chosen to kill, but loyal listeners will note that we OFTEN disagree with each other about what constitutes good (or bad) music… this week is no exception. MOONAGE DAYDREAM - Official Teaser Trailer HD: https://youtu.be/L61SJbLhTqE Rescued music: Quiet Village...

Duration:00:30:27

Episode 170: Witless Protection

5/17/2022
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=PL95BC3BE5944163FD Bottle Rockets - Brooklyn Side (Full Album)...

Duration:00:30:14

Episode 169: Lozenge City

5/10/2022
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 social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook...

Duration:00:24:56

Episode 168: Zed Zed Top

5/3/2022
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/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/blaggards) Instagram...

Duration:00:57:39

Episode 167: White Claw Blues

4/26/2022
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 us on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards)...

Duration:00:09:44

Episode 166: The Mighty Orq

4/19/2022
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 came together, and what's coming up next for his band. Orq is also a...

Duration:00:28:50

Episode 165: "All Songs Are For Sale" with LUBA DVORAK

4/12/2022
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 songwriter, festival organizer and band leader. Watch this episode on...

Duration:00:37:11

Episode 164: MARK RIDDELL — Houston's Hardest Working Bass Player

4/5/2022
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 Band, Trish Cramblet, Katie Rushing, Sam Morrow, Leon III, Charlie & the...

Duration:00:57:02

Episode 163: Don Hemorrhoid

3/29/2022
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 YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards) Facebook...

Duration:00:17:39

Episode 162: Black Belt in Maserati

3/22/2022
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://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook...

Duration:00:30:35

Episode 161: Howdy Heide

3/15/2022
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 (https://www.facebook.com/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown...

Duration:00:25:36

Episode 160: The Lubeless Show

3/8/2022
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/blaggards) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blaggards/)...

Duration:00:42:54

Episode 159: Twist Some Knobs

3/1/2022
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/ Show dates Blaggards.com (https://blaggards.com/shows/) Facebook...

Duration:00:45:12

Episode 158: High Home Silver

2/22/2022
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/pg/blaggards/events/) Bandsintown (https://www.bandsintown.com/a/3808)...

Duration:01:06:29

Episode 157: Marauding the Midwest

2/15/2022
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 on social media YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blaggards)...

Duration:00:44:57

SlapperCast Supplemental

2/8/2022
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 Vinyl: https://blaggards.com/store/blagmatic-limited-edition-vinyl/ Show...

Duration:00:05:11

Episode 156: The Key of Kick

2/1/2022
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.patreon.com/posts/recording-jan-13-61265280 Show notes...

Duration:00:38:13

Episode 155: Lord Luthier Liam Leach

1/25/2022
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 recording session for “Come out Ye Black & Tans”, which we’ll...

Duration:00:51:02

Episode 154: "Fiddler's Full Circle" with Heide Riggs

1/18/2022
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 our March 16 & 17 shows with Heide in Dallas and Houston:...

Duration:00:26:07

Episode 153: The Naughty List, Pt. 2 (Bands & Booking Agents Behaving Badly)

1/11/2022
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/heights-promo-copy-2-3.jpg Join our mailing list https://blaggards.com/mailinglist/ Buy...

Duration:00:59:25