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 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, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the All Music Guide, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, OffMetro, The Hype Magazine, OffMetro, and the Jewish Journal. Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio. He resides in Long Beach, New York with his wife Melissa.