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Soma Star

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"Soma Star played on Q101 Radio!"

On Sunday, January 26th, Soma Star's song "I Know Better" was featured on Q101 (101.) radio's "Crash Test" program. "Crash Test" is Q101's prime time radio show (7 PM-11-PM) and Q101 is Chicagoland's premiere Modern Rock station. - Winter 2008

"Soma Star in Top 20 in SPIN Hot Pursuit Contest"

Soma Star remained in the top 20 for 6 weeks in the SPIN Hot Pursuit Contest to find the next great American Rock Band. The contest is sponsored by SPIN Magazine, Music Nation and EPIC Records. - Fall 2007

"Soma Star to Appear on Fearless Radio"

Soma Star was forced by weather to postpone their interview and live in-studio performance on A new date in March will be announced shortly. - Winter 2008

"Soma Star Review in Music Connection Magazine"

Soma Star's live show at Reggie's Rock Club was reviewed in July's Music Connection Magazine and the verdict was a big thumbs up! Click below to read the review: - Music Connection

"Soma Star Chosen For Music Connection's Top 100 Hottest Unsigned Bands of 2008"

Music Connection Magazine has named Soma Star one of its Top 100 Hottest Unsigned Bands of 2008. - November 2008


5-Song EP - Awake - produced and recorded by Steven Gillis at Transient Sound, mastered by Trevor Sadler at Mastermind Productions (released October, 2007).



After a decade of singing backup in others' bands, Lisa Zarov decided to follow her own muse. So she took a hiatus from performing, taught herself to play guitar and honed her craft as a songwriter. In 2004, she worked with producer Chuck Gladfelter (Dovetail Joint, Ivory Wire) and put out her first EP of original music, ‘Walk-In'. She then began recruiting local veteran musicians to support her debut. Somewhere along the road of rehearsing and collaborating with these musicians, Soma Star was born. Soma Star is very active in the Chicago music scene, having played some of the best rooms in Chicago, including Martyrs, Elbo Room, SubTerranean, Beat Kitchen and Wise Fools Pub.

Soma Star's vibe ranges from lush and ethereal, to aggressive and hard driving. What remains constant are unique and evocative melodies set against a huge 'wall-of-guitar' sound that has become the band's signature. Their songs have been described as infectious, emotional, and easy to get stuck in your head...but in a good way.