MCLUCAS’S MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFIDENTIAL: Four Reasons Not To Buy Social Media Followers

Buying fake followers, likes, views, subscribers is always so sexy. It’s easy to get lured in by the ego boost it gives you, and there are a lot of short term benefits. In my conversation and observation, it never ends well in a long-term window and is the worst thing to spend your money on. Why? Continue reading

MCLUCAS’S MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFIDENTIAL: The Worst Investment I Ever Made

Companies are SO good at the “this is the one piece of gear standing between you and a chart-worthy album” and honestly, people like me have fallen for that trap more than once. After looking back on thousands of dollars lost and no improvement, there is one investment I made that was…. Just. THE WORST. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 5 Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch Talks Touring, Drumkit Specs and More!

Clutch continues to tour in support of their excellent 2018 album, Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music). Recently, Ghost Cult scribe DJ Astrocreep caught up with drummer Jean-Paul Gaster at the O2 Academy in Manchester, UK to chat about the band, how his approaches his live drum sound, the specs of his kit, the bands’ own label Weathermaker hitting the ten year mark, the twenty-fifth anniversary of their debut Transnational Speedway League (EastWest), recording in the same place as their heroes and contemporaries Melvins and Sleep, being influenced by Jazz drummers, and much more! Check it out! Continue reading