Five Year Mission
The seasoned musicians who comprise Indianapolis-based rock band Five Year Mission were brought together by their mutual love of science fiction. Their mission: Write and record a song for every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. Five Year Mission is comprised of Noah Butler, Andy Fark, Patrick O'Connor, Mike Rittenhouse and Chris Spurgin. Because every member contributes to the writing process, the group's sound is eclectic and expansive, boldly going where no band has gone before, with material ranging from power-pop to folk, punk to rap, and nearly everything in between.
Formed in 2009, Five Year Mission has produced several acclaimed albums of original music based on Star Trek: TOS. Their brand new disc, Year 4, picks up where Year 3 left off, continuing in series broadcast order with one song per episode. Year 4 features newly created material based on standouts such as “The Enterprise Incident,” “Day of the Dove,” “Bread and Circuses,” “By Any Other Name,” “Return to Tomorrow,” and “For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.”
Five Year Mission has appeared at science fiction and pop culture conventions across the country, including Wizard World, GenCon, and Star Trek Las Vegas. FYM has performed live with many Star Trek alumni, even opening for Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner. In 2012, the band released a birthday song for George Takei, which went viral, amassing more than 85,000 Youtube views. FYM was voted Best Rock Band in Nuvo Newsweekly's 2014 Readers' Poll, and won the award for Best Music Video in 2015, for their song "(For His Head is Hollow, and I Have Touched) Spock's Brain!"
The members of Five Year Mission continue to write, record and perform songs for their ever-expanding fanbase, and are thrilled to be back for Starbase Indy 2017
The Shake Ups
he Shake Ups are an award-winning, Indianapolis-based rock band that combines infectious power-pop tunes with cosplay and a multimedia presentation for a pop culture-fueled concert experience like no other! The band's latest original project, Legendary Defenders, is a tribute to the sci-fi/fantasy classic, Voltron!
The Shake Ups have performed at conventions across the U.S. for audiences of all ages. The band's live repertoire includes songs from and inspired by a variety of animated series, such as Steven Universe, Teen Titans, My Little Pony, The Powerpuff Girls, Sailor Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more.
The Shake Ups are professional crowd pleasers and the galaxy's most animated band!
Klingon Pop Warrior
Lieutenant Commander jenbom vestai-toQqul (Jen Usellis) and her guitar slinging Red Shirt (Joe Mizzi) travel to bring the best Klingon pop and rock to your Terran ears. What started as a one-off background song for the Improvised Star Trek podcast has turned into a viral music video, 2 EP's, and a full-blown acoustic performance for geeks and music lovers alike. jenbom has the 47th translation of "Let It Go" from Frozen in the Disney archives and is constantly on the look out for more songs you thought you knew.
Tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek humor backed up with impressive musicianship and vocals, the Klingon Pop Warrior is a unique and fun experience for audiences of all ages.