Darren Paltrowitz

Darren Paltrowitz

Journalist (Long Beach, NY, USA)
- Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, and Rachael Yamagata. He is the host of the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.com.
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The Fredericton Craft Beer Festival is becoming one of the most exciting craft brewing festivals in North America. We recently spoke with craft beverage enthusiast Ryan LeBlanc and Geaghans Pub & Brewery owner Andrew Geaghan to learn more about this year’s exciting edition of the festival.
on Mar 20, 2019
Founded in 1996, Furnace Record Pressing is primarily known for producing high-quality vinyl records for the likes of Metallica, Foo Fighters, Beck, and Led Zeppelin. We had the pleasure of speaking with Furnace CEO Eric Astor about food and vinyl.
on Mar 09, 2019
PureGrainAudio's Darren Paltrowitz talked Enter Night Pilsner, Stone Brewing's new collaboration with Metallica, with Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch.
on Feb 20, 2019
A Pale Horse Named Death mastermind, Sal Abruscato speaks to us about the band’s new SPV Records release, When The World Becomes Undone, depression, touring, and much more.
on Jan 24, 2019
We had the pleasure of speaking with Jake Burns, lead singer and guitarist of Stiff Little Fingers, to discuss his band’s influential history, Canadian tours, and what lies ahead for them.
on Jan 23, 2019
We spoke with SoCal group LAW’s Jakob Nowell and discussed the band’s latest album There And Back Again, Sublime’s legacy, LAW’s future and much more.
on Jan 10, 2019
PeerTracks co-founder Cédric Cobban speaks with us about launching a music-streaming service with a business model in which everyone wins, from artist to content-owner to listener.
on Dec 20, 2018
Cult radio icon Dr. Demento talks about 2018’s Covered In Punk compilation, working with John Cafiero, “Weird Al” Yankovic and more.
on Dec 18, 2018
In an insightful interview, Yuk Yuk’s CEO and founder Mark Breslin discusses his Order Of Canada appointment, freedom of speech, upcoming projects and much more.
on Dec 17, 2018
As one of the United States’ remaining 3 “major labels,” Universal Music Group can regularly be counted on for top-tier re-issues featuring interesting archival material. Just in time for the 2018 holiday season, here’s a look at 5 recent vinyl re-issues from Universal.
on Dec 13, 2018
Julien-K frontman Ryan Shuck first found success as a founding member of Orgy and a writer of Korn classics, but he credits his success as a restauranteur to his early days as a hairdresser.
on Nov 28, 2018
We speak with singer/songwriter Matt Epp, who has collaborated with the likes of Eliza Gilkyson, Rose Cousins, and Serena Ryder, about winning the International Songwriting Competition and his new album Shadowlands.
on Nov 23, 2018
We had the pleasure of doing a quick Q&A with Limp Bizkit bassist Sam Rivers to learn more about his new band Sleepkillers, which also features members of Puddle of Mudd and Saliva.
on Nov 19, 2018
We spoke to Henry Derek Elis, vocalist for the metal band Act Of Defiance and former Scar The Martyr member alongside ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, about his very un-metal new album The Devil Is My Friend.
on Nov 12, 2018

9.5 / 10

As CRASH not only taught me a lot about artists that I have been following for decades, but also looks stunning, this may be my favorite book of 2018.
on Nov 07, 2018
We had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with bassist Jeff Matz about High On Fire’s latest record Electric Messiah, the band’s decision to work with Kurt Ballou on yet another studio effort, how he spends his off-time, and more.
on Oct 19, 2018
We connected with Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin for an interview about the new album Generation Rx, freelance illustration, hip-hop, touring and more.
on Oct 10, 2018
Dublin duo Hudson Taylor recently released their new album Bear Creek To Dame Street via Rubyworks Records and we caught up with the brothers Hudson-Taylor, to talk music, hobbies and touring with Hozier.
on Oct 09, 2018
Kyle Fasel, bassist for the Illinois-based rock group Real Friends, spoke to us about their Fearless Records release, Composure, this year’s Warped Tour, and life on the road.
on Oct 08, 2018
October has just started and thankfully we can cap off a superb September with our “190 Proof” artist of the month, Perth, Australia’s The Faim. Fresh off their debut EP, Summer Is A Curse, via BMG, this band is a must-add to your #rockradar.
on Oct 04, 2018

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