welcome to the wide world of local music and art.
A podcast about local music, poetry, and art.
The Local Glow is an independent, high-production podcast based out of Chicago, Illinois and created by Tariq Shihadah. This podcast is for the bedroom musician diving into the vast musical ecosystem around them, for the poet-at-heart, scrawling words in the back of every notebook, and for the consumer of all things art.
Through our story telling, in-depth featured interviews, and intimate live performances, we dig into the heart of local music, poetry, and arts throughout the Midwest and beyond, uncovering what makes your art and music communities come to life. This podcast is a celebration of art and the unique relationships that it fosters as it draws individuals from different worlds into a space where we all glow.
This production is also here as a resource to connect you to the communities around you, and to connect them to their rich and ever-changing neighbors around the Midwest and beyond.
After a successful and exciting 7-episode first season, the podcast took a short break to re-structure, re-focus, and expand the team. With the vision cast, the stories brimming, and the team grown from one to four, The Local Glow has now launched Season 2. This season features an exceptional line-up of narrative explorations of community experiences, passionate showcase performances by musicians and poets from around the country, and in-depth looks at the creative world around us.
From the first lines of their first song, all guards are let down--and that’s where these two excel, where Marco’s words can step us into this challenging space of vulnerability to start a conversation.
Today we’ll hear poems about intimacy, new and old, close in proximity and close in heart, about the color it paints on an ordinary life, and the void it leaves when it vanishes.
The open mic night is a place to support and be supported, a place to laugh and to be moved, by whoever happens to come through the door that night…’cause you never can know what to expect.
Samantha Jordan, AKA FURY, is writing the soundtrack for a revolution. Like a prescription for the ills of the world, she declares “What I’m doin’ is reducin’ the pollution on the airwaves.”
This week long day camp brings in young kids from around the region to get together, and try on the rock star life for a few days.
Chris Bernstorf, a Taylor, Michigan resident, explores painful and beautiful realities through his high-energy, passionate spoken word poetry.
Our team has recently grown from 1 to 4, and our vision has grown even more. We've just announced the launch of Season 2 of the podcast to be November 12th, and we are exhilarated to share all new stories, performances, and more.
There’s something undeniably charming about the homespun music of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania post-something-or-other folk band Birthrates.
Today, we want to celebrate the beautiful, chaotic humans that make up the hands and feet of our communities, and to take a minute to hear from the listeners.
Usually when he’s on stage, Evan is bursting with energy, fingers dancing along the fretboard of his guitar while horns blast in the background over a complex, math-y rhythm section.