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SlapperCast: a weekly talk show with Blaggards

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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 Bl… read more

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Episode 138: Box of McNabbs

September 28th, 2021


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 …

Episode 137: Swipe Right on Grindr

September 21st, 2021


A report from the road en route from Oklahoma to Illinois.

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Episode 136: Show Me Your Outer Bands

September 14th, 2021


This week on #SlapperCast, as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches Houston, we talk about recent shows and get ready to hit the road.

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Episode 135: Hooker & Blow Time

September 7th, 2021


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 …

Episode 134: Always Grateful They're Not KISS

August 31st, 2021


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 …

Episode 133: Lava with a Breeze

August 24th, 2021


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 …

Episode 132: Clean Your Needle

August 17th, 2021


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 …

Episode 131: Two Cubes

August 10th, 2021


This week on #SlapperCast:

  • Patrick's birthday weekend,
  • an update on fiddler Chris Buckley's recovery from surgery,
  • Fri Aug 13: Blackwater Draw …

Episode 130: Sábado Gigante

August 3rd, 2021


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 …

Episode 129: Demons Added

July 27th, 2021


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 …

Episode 128: Road Weariers

July 20th, 2021


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 …

Episode 127: Boring Assjams

July 13th, 2021


This week on SlapperCast:

  • Is comedy something that can be taught?
  • Sub-par songs from artists we love.
  • Is "jamming" dead?
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Episode 126: Vacation in Hell

July 6th, 2021


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 …

Episode 125: Like and Prescribe

June 29th, 2021


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.

Episode 124: "Scouser in the Room" with Joe Walmsley

June 22nd, 2021


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 …

Episode 123: "Bass Brain" with Allen Hill

June 15th, 2021


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 …

Episode 122: Subdued Hughes

June 8th, 2021


This week on SlapperCast: stage etiquette for bands and fans. Also: praise heaped upon our fellow Houston musicians.

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Episode 121: Blank Sabbath

June 1st, 2021


Here's the latest episode of SlapperCast, recorded around the table at Patrick's house on Thursday morning right before a rehearsal. The night before this, we had just received the final album cover artwork for …

Episode 120: Bag It & Tag It

May 25th, 2021


This week, we struggle to express our excitement about the cover artwork for our upcoming album BLAGMATIC.

Show notes
  • Join us in Omaha this July

Episode 119: Number One Road Wanker

May 18th, 2021


This week on #SlapperCast:

  • Recapping our shows in College Station and Round Rock
  • Texas drivers who hog the left lane
  • Great relationships between …

Episode 118: Second Homaha

May 11th, 2021


This week on SlapperCast:

  • Our new album Blagmatic is DONE! Now we move on to finalizing the artwork.
  • BLAGGARDS BREW COFFEE will soon be available!

Episode 117: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

May 4th, 2021


This week on SlapperCast:

  • We just got the master for our new album BLAGMATIC and we are thrilled with it
  • Official Blaggards COFFEE is on the way!

Episode 116: Tim Aballo of the Outsiders PBR

April 27th, 2021


This week we're joined by our old friend, the amazingly talented and always hilarious Tim Aballo, lead singer and guitarist of the punkabilly trio …

Episode 115: The Drink Which Shall Not Be Named

April 20th, 2021


Alcohol and musicians… how well do they mix? Also: more news about our forthcoming new album "Blagmatic".

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Episode 114: Sweet Home Continental — with a Requiem for David Carr

April 13th, 2021


This week on #SlapperCast, we reveal the title of our forthcoming album, talk about the unusual narrator of the audio book version of Tony Iommi's autobiography, recap our recent gigs at the Continental Club Houston and …

Episode 113: Beast in Progress

April 6th, 2021


Rattle snakes, wild boars, hot sauce, the "Danger Zone Fire Smoke Burger" story, reckless drivers, drinking stories from Ireland, in-ear monitors, Tony Iommi's autobiography, Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio, masking up …

Episode 112: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Content

March 30th, 2021


Upcoming shows, coffee talk, favorite salsas, favorite Mexican restaurants.

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Episode 111: Overachievers

March 23rd, 2021


We've finally gone back to work! We recap a VERY busy week, and also share some highlights from our recent Paddy's Day show for the WHIP Radio.

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Episode 110: Drumming Legend Vinny Appice

March 16th, 2021


This week we are THRILLED to welcome legendary drummer Vinny Appice! We talk about his experiences playing with Black Sabbath, Dio, Last In Line, Rick Derringer, John Lennon et al, plus a lot of talk about technique, …

Episode 109: Wild, Wild World of Weston

March 9th, 2021


This week we're joined by our friend Michael Coakley, co-owner of one of the greatest and most unique venues we've ever played: O'Malley's Pub and Weston Brewing Co. in Weston, Missouri.

ALSO: tons of news about …

Episode 108: The Pipes, The Pipes Are Falling

March 2nd, 2021


We talk more about the fallout from the Big Texas Freeze, and we're joined by Patrick's brother Cormac Devlin, an Irish politician and member of the …

Episode 107: The Houston Tundra

February 23rd, 2021


This week, we vent about the statewide power failure of the Big Texas Freeze and let the expletives fly. The show is occasionally interrupted by …


February 15th, 2021


A brief but fun episode where we talk about what we've been up to, what we're listening to, and what's coming down the pike.

Releasing this episode early for all our Texas friends stuck home today during the big …

Episode 105: Blowing the Cobwebs Off

February 9th, 2021


We've got gigs! We've got new videos and music! And we talk about sports! What?

Show notes
  • Drinking with Pete & Tim - featuring the premiere …

Episode 104: Witchfinder General

February 2nd, 2021


This week: more stories of unfortunate one-off incidents with various musicians either sitting in with us... or trying to sit in with us.

Join us in …

Episode 103: Foot, Gun, Shoot (Posture, Etiquette & Other Mistakes)

January 26th, 2021


This week we talk about drummer posture, Eric's set list archive, things we wish we had saved from our childhood, sharing gear with other bands, and what we think of other musicians inviting themselves on stage.

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Episode 102: "Carbon Killers" - Mark Kavanagh of Catch My Carbon

January 19th, 2021


**Re-uploaded to replace wrong audio **

This week on SlapperCast we talk with Patrick's childhood friend Mark Kavanagh, who joins us from all the way over in Westport, Ireland!

Mark tells us about his company Catch My …

Episode 101: The Back Arse of Mayo — Rickie O'Neill of the Saw Doctors

January 12th, 2021


This week we talk with our dear friend, actor and Saw Doctors drummer Rickie O'Neill!

Apologies for the poor sound quality - we had some wifi …

Episode 100: That's a Long Walk, Son

January 5th, 2021


First episode of 2021! This week we talk about:

  • What we did on New Year's (hint: we weren't performing)
  • Exodus documentary "Assorted Atrocities"

Episode 99: Omahaklamoma

December 29th, 2020


Last #SlapperCast of 2020!

This week:

  • Recapping last week's episode with drummer Ash Soan
  • Bon Jovi's cover of "Fairytale of New York"
  • Bands that …

Episode 98: Drummer Ash Soan

December 22nd, 2020


This week we have a stunning conversation with the mighty Ash Soan—speaking to us from his recording studio all the way over in Norfolk, UK.

Ash is …

Episode 97: Subtle Lack of Bagpipes — Tony Scalzo of Fastball

December 15th, 2020


This week we're thrilled to welcome Tony Scalzo of the band Fastball on the show! We talk about how the pandemic has affected the music industry, Tony's love for Austin and Houston, and many other subjects.

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Episode 96: Bound and Gigged

December 8th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast, we talk about TWO new Christmas singles Blaggards are releasing this month (one cover and one original), and TWO exciting guests we’ll have on the show soon. Then we gush about a legendary …

Episode 95: Ball of Candyfloss

December 1st, 2020


This week on SlapperCast, we talk about favorite Christmas traditions, favorite (and least favorite) Christmas songs. Thanks Greg for the question!

Also: brand new Blaggards coffee mugs are for sale for a limited time …

Episode 94: 'Tis the Year of the Grift

November 24th, 2020


After a recent exposure at a gig, we've all thankfully tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19. During this show, you hear us discover one gig is cancelled …

Episode 93: Mincing Down the Hall

November 18th, 2020


This week on SlapperCast, Eric talks about his adventures with Percussive Arts Society... also favorite instrumentals. Thanks Greg for the question!

Episode 92: Effervescent as Always

November 10th, 2020


This week on SlapperCast, we talk about the joy of being able to play live again during the pandemic, even if only a limited capacity. Also, artists we'd like to record/write with.

Thanks to Bob for the question!

Episode 91: Everything's Private Property If You've Got a Gun — Doug Stanhope (Part Two)

November 3rd, 2020


Here is Part Two of our conversation with Doug Stanhope. In this segment, Doug spends much of his time essentially interviewing us, which again shows you what a genuine person he is. Can't wait to have him on the show …

Episode 90: You've Got a Friend in Bisbee — Doug Stanhope (Part One)

October 27th, 2020


This week on SlapperCast, we're thrilled to have comedian Doug Stanhope on the show! This is a long conversation split into two parts (part two will be out next week).

(PARENTAL ADVISORY for sexually explicit content)

Episode 89: Bands we used to dislike & 1980s fashion choices

October 20th, 2020


This week on SlapperCast:

  • bands we once disliked but now have grown to like
  • 1980s haircuts and fashion choices

Thanks Greg for the question!

Episode 88: Double Kick in the Head

October 13th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast, we recap this past weekend's mini-tour as we drive home from Omaha... our first out-of-state road trip since the pandemic began. Also, a long discussion about the recently departed Eddie Van …

Episode 87: Least Favorite Boy of Summer

October 6th, 2020


This week on Slappercast, we talk about best/worst live bands, opening songs, encores, etc.

We're also giving away a case of Blackwater Draw …

Episode 86: Part-time Professionals

September 29th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast: a free-form discussion of metal/prog drummers, recent gigs, and how we're learning to navigate this seemingly never-ending pandemic as professional musicians.

Topic list:
• What coffee are …

Episode 85: Martinis & Disappointment

September 22nd, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast: record store memories from our youth, disappointing albums, musicians we like but wouldn't want to work with, difficult …

Episode 84: "Super Invisible Nobody" with Cindy Heywood

September 15th, 2020


September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month, and this week on #SlapperCast, we talk with musician and author Cindy Heywood, a proud survivor of anxiety disorder and suicidal depression.

Cindy is a …

Episode 83: Vaseline and Muffins with Slade Ham

September 8th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast, we're joined by our longtime friend, comedian Slade Ham! We talk about a ton of stuff, mostly focusing on the similarities between comedians and musicians, regarding things like creative …

Episode 82: More Than Twenty, Less Than a Million

September 1st, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast:

  • Houston's near-miss with Hurricane Laura
  • An update on last week's show (Episode 81) with pub/brewery owner Chris Steele …

Episode 81: Beast of Blackwater

August 25th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast, we talk with our dear friend Chris Steele, owner of O'Bannon's Taphouse and Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. in Bryan–College …

Episode 80: The Slums of Killiney

August 18th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast, Patrick's brother Andrew Devlin joins us to talk about his company PitchHub.

  • What Andrew's life has been like with …

Episode 79: Can't Get Rid of the Tramp Stamp

August 11th, 2020


Former drummer and Forever Blaggard Mike McAloon rejoins us for a whole episode!

Episode 78: Rabbit Hole Central

August 4th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast:

Episode 77: Longtime Listener, First-time Caller

July 28th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast, we welcome our longtime fiddler, the incomparable Jeff Duncan! Jeff has been performing and recording with us since 2008, and will be prominently featured on our forthcoming new album.

Topics …

Episode 76: Spaghetti Western

July 21st, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast: 

  • Recapping our recent live stream show
  • Memories of Super Bowls past
  • New songs we've been working on in the recording …

Episode 75: All the Couches That We've Desecrated

July 14th, 2020


This week on SlapperCast:

  • Blaggards are SIXTEEN years old
  • Comparing our sound gear from 16 years ago to what we use today
  • The strong possibility of …

Episode 74: Masks are Fun

July 7th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast:

  • The new mask order in Texas
  • Singing difficulties on stage and in the studio
  • Bands that have played with symphonies
  • Bands …

Episode 73: Donuts with Devlin

June 30th, 2020


This week on SlapperCast:

  • Bars in Texas are shut down again due to the pandemic
  • What Blaggards have been up to in the recording studio
  • Eric's …

Episode 72: Louder than Nicko McBrain in a Frying Pan

June 23rd, 2020


A freeform conversation during a thunderstorm.

As the rain falls, we talk about our ongoing recording sessions for the new album, re-examine our opinion of Buc-ee's, reminisce about Two Pesos (and how much better it …

Episode 71: Comedians Should Run the Country

June 16th, 2020


Music that has influenced us outside of the "rock" genre, as well as other influences outside of music altogether. Thanks to Bob for the questions!

Episode 70: Stuffed Package Tours

June 9th, 2020


This week: bands that should have had bigger careers.

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Episode 69: Ant-face, Missouri

June 2nd, 2020


Why are people fired from bands? Some personal anecdotes may offer a few clues.

SlapperCast usually comes out on Tuesday, but we're releasing this episode a bit early so that we may join the rest of the music industry …

Episode 68: Brett, Beth & Beyond

May 26th, 2020


Bars are reopening and things are getting weird. This week we talk about the safety precautions bar owners have implemented, and the flak they're …

Episode 67: Steering into the Abyss

May 19th, 2020


This week on SlapperCast: bars in Texas are about to re-open! Also: more unusually good solo careers, revisiting our opinions on the Eagles, and …

Episode 66: Necrophobia

May 12th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast, we talk about why band members sometimes quit after decades (Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick), and the odd situations where they don't quit even when they can't stand each other (The Ramones). …

Episode 65: Ratt Poison

May 5th, 2020


This week we talk about what makes a good interviewer, the old days of radio, and how some famous musicians completely stumbled into playing the …

Episode 64: Inside Manscaping Joke

April 28th, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast, Eric's Three Dog Night story, coffee we brew at home, best concerts, loudest concerts and worst concerts, and bands that …

Episode 63: Take Paint Off a Jumbo Jet

April 21st, 2020


This week on #SlapperCast: Eric's ELO report, favorite female artists, our thoughts on lip-syncing and using pre-recorded tracks on stage, favorite podcasts, inspiring and annoying things that audiences do.

Thank you …

Episode 62: Does a Sack of Flour Make a Big Biscuit?

April 14th, 2020


This week on SlapperCast: what we did (and didn't) on Easter, wardrobe changes, when will we tour again, Eric's affinity for cooking, Chad's Sicilian heritage, Patrick's love affair with coffee, favorite songs to play, …

Episode 61: Thank Elvis Every Day

April 7th, 2020


We discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our lives and try to predict what things will be like when the bars finally reopen.

Also: favorite record producers (Martin Birch, Mutt Lange, Todd Rundgren, etc.), …

Episode 60: Difficult Listening Hour

March 31st, 2020


This week on SlapperCast, we discuss life in the time of coronavirus, cover bands vs. tribute bands, progressive rock vs. metal, and line-up changes in famous bands.

Also, for the first time ever, this episode is on …

Episode 59: At Least You Get To Do Your Own Prostate Exam

March 24th, 2020


Today, we try to get a grip on how much our personal and professional lives have changed—and will continue to change—as a result of the coronavirus …

Episode 58: Happy Saint Paddy's Day

March 17th, 2020


Happy St. Paddy's Day! Today we discuss how the world is changing for musicians and bar industry people due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We'll be streaming LIVE on Facebook THIS AFTERNOON (March 17, 2020) at 4 PM …

Episode 57: Paddy, Not Patty

March 10th, 2020


This week we talk about all our upcoming Paddy's Day week shows, 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 …

Episode 56: Rock n' Roll Cures All

March 3rd, 2020


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

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Episode 55: What's Your Favorite Humming Noise?

February 25th, 2020


Patrick, Eric and Chad 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.

An extended version of this episode is available to …

Episode 54: Just Learn the Song

February 18th, 2020


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

Show notes

Episode 53: Five Thousand Dollar Fake Tooth

February 11th, 2020


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 …

Episode 52: From Ringo to Rundgren

February 4th, 2020


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 over musical influences, personal histories and obsessions: the Beatles, Ringo …

Episode 51: Just Keep Chewing

January 28th, 2020


New drummer Eric talks with Patrick and Chad about his first three shows as a Blaggard: a standing-room only crowd at T-Bone Toms in Kemah, a massive turnout at Pinballz Kingdom just south of Austin, and a SOLD OUT show …

Episode 50: Meet Eric C. Hughes!

January 21st, 2020


This week we're thrilled to introduce you to our new drummer, Eric C. Hughes! Eric is a long-time friend of ours who has actually filled in for Mike several times before. His resume reads like a “who’s who” of the …

Episode 49: Thank You Mike!

January 14th, 2020


We are heartbroken to announce that our drummer Mike "The Machine" McAloon will be leaving the band soon. This week on SlapperCast, Mike, Patrick and Chad bring you up to speed on what's been going on behind the scenes, …

Episode 48: Happy New Year, Mr. Falcon

January 7th, 2020


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. Discussed: plans for new singles, Chad's ongoing weight-loss …

Episode 47: Ass Kicking Contest

December 31st, 2019


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, …

Episode 46: Two Buildings, a Horse, a Dead Dog and a Coffee Shop

December 24th, 2019


Patrick and Chad shower praise upon their old friend and Houston drumming legend Keith York, who filled in for Mike this past weekend in Longview, …

Episode 45: Pulling Up Anchor

December 17th, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about the band's plans for 2020.

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Episode 44: Sneakers in the Dryer, Please

December 10th, 2019


A highly caffeinated discussion of imaginary musical collaborations (and some real ones) between legendary musicians.

CORRECTION: Rick Rubin …

Episode 43: Strange and Wonderful Beast

December 3rd, 2019


Patrick and Chad share stories of various encounters with famous musicians, some of them heroes, some not. Learn about when Yngwie Malmsteen hit on Patrick's girlfriend, when Chad danced next to David Byrne in New York, …

Episode 42: Dark Cloud of Glam

November 26th, 2019


This week we explore bands we dislike, bands we once disliked but came to appreciate later, and bands we used to like but lost interest in.

Discussed: Anthrax, KISS, Poison, Rush, Triumph, Genesis, Black Sabbath, Iron …

Episode 41: Cover Story

November 19th, 2019


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

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

November 12th, 2019


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

Episode 39: Green Eggs & Spam

November 5th, 2019


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

Topics include:

  • our …

Episode 38: Next Stop: IRELAND

October 22nd, 2019


Patrick and Chad recount a fun weekend of pirate-themed shows—including Saturday night when the Astros won the game that sent them to the 2019 World Series—and look ahead to next week's Ireland tour. Also: Chad revives …

Episode 37: Napping at Ninety Miles Per Hour

October 15th, 2019


The whole band and our 'Merch Maiden' Laurie recount a fantastic weekend of shows in Cape Girardeau and Weston, MO.

Recorded on Chad's iPhone at …

Episode 36: The Manscaping Manual (Vol. 1)

October 8th, 2019


Patrick and Chad discover that Houston Astros games can peacefully co-exist with live music at pubs, reminisce about the '94-'95 Houston Rockets …

Episode 35: Speedo Sherwood

October 1st, 2019


Patrick talks about his favorite home recording device. Chad complains about how the digital age has rotted his brain, and pines for the old days …

Episode 34: Mister Moist or Doctor Hurricane

September 24th, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about house concerts and private engagements, and then discuss the many catastrophic flooding events that have hit Houston in recent times, including last week's Tropical Storm Imelda.

Photo by …

Episode 33: All Over the Map with Allen Hill

September 16th, 2019


Our longtime friend and Houston music scene legend Allen Hill joins us for a wonderfully wide-ranging discussion of live music, recording, …

Episode 32: Burn Your Guitars

September 10th, 2019


Patrick and Chad rhapsodize at length about the amazing Mark Knopfler concert they saw this past Friday in Sugar Land, TX.

Show notes

Episode 31: R. Kelly Memorial Fountains

September 3rd, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about recent shows, house concerts, our upcoming Ireland tour, and the importance of recording and listening back to our own live shows in regards to our new sister podcast Blaggards LIVE.

Show …

Episode 30: Paul Beebe of Beebe Gunn Studio

August 27th, 2019


At long last, this week we're joined by our longtime friend, the massively talented Paul Beebe... musician, vocalist, songwriter, producer, arranger, …

Episode 29: Randy Hill of Little Outfit

August 20th, 2019


An epic conversation with our good friend Randy Hill of local Houston band Little Outfit.

Randy with Patrick & Chad right after recording the …

Episode 28: Another Four Shirt Night

August 13th, 2019


Patrick and Chad have a leisurely discussion about vinyl records (yes, again), people who've helped the band along throughout the years, Blaggards becoming an LLC, Houston's summer heat, our upcoming Ireland tour, …

Episode 27: Hair Tips From Bald People

August 6th, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about how to stay focused and positive when you're self-employed, why daily exercise is essential, favorite album covers, and …

Episode 26: The Bee Gees Need Some Dive Bombs

July 30th, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about their recent shows in San Antonio and Plantersville, and then address a question about what legendary bands they wish …

Episode 25: ARRRRrrrr

July 23rd, 2019


Patrick and Chad recount this past Saturday's first annual Lone Star Pirate Festival and all the hard work that went on behind the scenes. We also talk about our upcoming Ireland tour (JOIN US -- see details below), …

Episode 24: No Sleeves, No Service

July 16th, 2019


Patrick and Chad recount the band's weekend of shows: two nights at O'Malley's in Weston, Missouri, and a house concert in Omaha, Nebraska.

Blaggards playing a house concert in Omaha NE (Photo by Sienna Oehler Nania)

Episode 23: Jamaican Lucky Charms

July 9th, 2019


Mike and Paddy with O’Malley’s owner Michael Coakley.

Patrick, Chad, and Mike sing the praises of O'Malley's Pub, an amazing music venue, pub and …

Episode 22: Dance To Live Music with José Figueroa

July 2nd, 2019


Our first actual guest on the show, artist and filmmaker José Figueroa of Dance To Live Music, joins us for an epic discussion about Houston’s vibrant music scene... and José’s upcoming documentary film about that …

Episode 21: The Man From Omaha

June 25th, 2019


Patrick, Mike and Chad tell the story of our dear friend Jeff Quinn—the subject of our song "The Man From Omaha"—who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in February 2015. Jeff’s spirit was so strong that it’s …

Episode 20: Duct Tape Grandma to the Chair

June 18th, 2019


Less than a day after getting home, Patrick and Chad recount the band's two-week West Coast tour through Las Vegas, San Diego, Bullhead City and …

Episode 19: MacGyver & Wonder Woman

June 11th, 2019


At long last, Mike and Wes have their debut on the show and share a bit about their musical histories. Also: stories of our experiences in Las Vegas and last year's trip to Philadelphia, and a few crazy incidents with …

Episode 18: Epiphany's Little Sister

June 4th, 2019


Hello from Las Vegas! This week, Paddy and Chad talk about how Blaggards got booked in Las Vegas by the legendary Derek Warfield, the band's longtime relationship with Celtic FC supporters, their unique arrangement of …

Episode 17: Hold Me

May 28th, 2019


Chad waxes nostalgic about Fitzgerald's, one of Houston's oldest music venues that closed last year... and was torn down last week to make way for a …

Episode 16: Chocolate is a Vegetable, Right?

May 21st, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about their interests outside of music, how they "wind down" between shows, how the band has held together for so long, favorite foods, and the joys of Houston humidity. Also plenty of odd …

Episode 15: Sandwich Time

May 14th, 2019


What would Paddy and Chad be doing now if Blaggards had never happened? A very good question with a very long answer. The discussion takes us down …

Episode 14: Julie Andrews Called Me

May 7th, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about wireless guitar systems, mandolins in Blaggards music, why Blaggards doesn't have a fifth member, our favorite movie …

Episode 13: Allergic to Sleeves

April 30th, 2019


Paddy and Chad talk about the artful placement of slow songs, set lists, sound checks, stolen gear, and other forms of chaos.

Show notes

Episode 12: Fried Chicken Tech for Meat Loaf

April 23rd, 2019


What are some of the most ridiculous song requests we've received? What are some of our favorite venues to play? What venues do we miss that have …

Episode 11: 666 Acacia Avenue

April 16th, 2019


After a brief conversation about David Lee Roth's new podcast, Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in the recording studio, sing the praises of great sound engineers, and also share a few pointers for …

Episode 10: Just Kidding, Lars

April 9th, 2019


Two listener questions take us an entire episode to answer... first, we compare Shane MacGowan of the Pogues to Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly of the …

Episode 9: Fifteen Dead Bodies

April 2nd, 2019


Why did Patrick choose guitar? Why did Chad choose bass? Why did they both stop using amplifiers on stage? Do they still get nervous before a show? When the hell are Mike and Wes going to be on the show? All these …

Episode 8: Gerbil on Cocaine

March 26th, 2019


Patrick and Chad of Blaggards begin a long discussion about their musical influences, to be continued next week in Episode 9.

References for this …

Episode 7: Surgery Falling Out of a Plane

March 17th, 2019


Paddy and Chad talk about how different Saint Patrick's Day is in Ireland compared to the USA, how they first started playing at O'Bannon's Taphouse …

Episode 6: Before Jesus Had Teeth

March 11th, 2019


This week, an old list of Blaggards show dates from the band's first East Coast tour in March 2006 triggers a slew of memories, including a detour …

Episode 5: Kerfuffleful

March 4th, 2019


Patrick and Chad tell the story of how the band's instrumental tune "Kerfuffleful" was written and recorded for the movie How To Be Single, how …

Episode 4: Worldwide Tour of Ireland

February 25th, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about their experiences in Ireland with an eye on Blaggards' next tour there in October 2019.

Ireland Tour Info

Episode 3: Shower of Wankers

February 22nd, 2019


What do we look for in truck stops? What are our favorite songs to play live? Do we play house concerts? When's our new record coming out? What "Spinal Tap" moments have we had in the band? Best and worst gig?

Join us …

Episode 2: My Friend Lemmy

February 18th, 2019


Patrick and Chad talk about their earliest influences, Patrick's teenage years in Dublin, his first guitar, his first almost-gig, his first actual …

Episode 1: Prehistoric Blaggards

February 8th, 2019


Patrick (lead vocals & guitar) and Chad (bass & vocals) talk about the bands they were in before Blaggards, how they met, how the band got its name, and other anecdotes from the early days of their fifteen-plus …

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