Our live show has been described as "trip the light fantastic." We like to call our blend of Led Zeppelin, Muse, The Killers, Oasis and Kasabian "neo soul space rock". Come to a live show and see for yourself, or download our music free at


Snowsera formed in 2007 at the University of Illinois. Originally consisting of Ian Erard on guitar, Bill Arteaga on vocals and Nate Christenson on bass, the group soon added drummer Jeff Wagner for his love of English rock band Muse and their dislike of playing with a drum machine. After playing countless shows and recording a pair of EPs with Chicago producer Brian Zieske at his Gallery of Carpet recording studio, the band began migrating from the badlands of Champaign-Urbana to Chicago. Since then they have played shows at legendary Chicago venues (Schuba’s, the Metro, Sub-T) and been commended for their debonaire live show. They are in a continual process of writing and recording new material.


In order of most recent:

untitled (2009)
Chase the Rabbit (a side)
Stop, Listen (b side)
Push & Pull (a side)
Sun Meets Sea (b side)

Fictions EP (2008)

Snowsera EP (2007)

Singles include:

Chase the Rabbit
Push & Pull
So Subtle

Songs have been played on:

Fearless Radio
WPGU 107.1 (Univ of IL)
Q101.1 Chicago
One Kind Radio
WCRX 88.1 (Columbia College)
WLUW 88.7 (Loyola Univ)
WZRD 88.3 (Northern IL Univ)

Set List

Sets range from 30 minutes to 1 hour. We don't do covers, we only play originals. Wouldn't mind covering 'Rebel, Rebel' by David Bowie. Or Genisis 'I Can't Dance'.

Here is our last setlist:

Chase the Rabbit
Sun Meets Sea
Push & Pull
In This World
Stop, Listen
Blinding Light
What's Playing
Come To Me

Other songs include:
So Subtle
I See
Break This Beat