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Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz: Episode #003 featuring ROB GRAD

Episode 3 of the Paltrocast podcast is finally here and host Darren Paltrowitz takes us through a dope chat with Los Angeles-based visual artist, Rob Grad.



What is a Paltrocast?
– In July 2018, New York-based writer and editor Darren Paltrowitz launched the Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz in partnership with PureGrainAudio. The bi-weekly podcast features exclusive interviews with top entertainers, entrepreneurs and other influencers. More info on the Paltrocast can be found at and

Episode #003:
Rob Grad is an in-demand visual artist based in Los Angeles. But before his art career took off, he played bass in the band Kik Tracee, which inked a record deal before Grad’s 21st birthday. During days off on tour, while his bandmates were sightseeing or at local malls, Grad visited museums. In other words, he was not your proto-typical “hair-band” guy. Grad showed during Art Basel, Switzerland and at SCOPE Miami last year, and his work hangs in San Francisco International Airport, The Avedis Zildjian Company in Boston, and the Griffin Club in Los Angeles. I spoke with Rob Grad in August 2017 while visiting Los Angeles.

More on Rob Grad can be found online at

Who is Your Host?
– Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident 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, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, PureGrainAudio, and the Jewish Journal.