March 12, 2004
AeroSith The Star Wars Parody band presented by Docking Bay 516: The Long Island Star Wars
Fan club will make its debut performance at ICON's Cabaret on Saturday March 27, 2004 at 8
PM in Pritchard Hall.
The band will be performing it's 8 minute medley of hard rock versions of Star Wars themes
and rock songs with original movie dialog; all with a comedic twist.
The all-Sith band features Emperor Palpatine on vocals and electric guitar, Darth Maul on
bass guitar, Stormtrooper TK - Wha?? on keyboards and blaster, and Anakin Cymbalwalker on
Aerosith is presented by Docking Bay 516: The Long
Island Star Wars Fan club. Visit DB516 at their table in ICON's registration area for more
information on the club and Aerosith.
The ICON SCI-FI convention runs March 26-28, 2004 at Stony Brook University in Stony brook
- The Dagobah Daily
Music correspondent Torque
- 4/17/03 AeroSith - The Crystal Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Hotel, Secaucus NJ
- AeroSith opened up for Samantha
Newark (the voice of 80s cartoon character JEM). The Star Wars parody band played
another great show this time in celebrating Ian McDiarmids 57th birthday (Ian
portrayed Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars). AeroSith said they felt honored to be playing
the Empire Fan Fest weekend, which also featured a rare personal appearance by Star Wars
legendary actor Mark Hamill. In an interview after the show The Emperor stated, I
owe everything to Luke Skywalker. If he hadnt challenged me on the Death Star, which
led to Vader throwing me into that chasm; I would have never gone into hiding to form my
own band. Hey, if Elvis can fake his own death, why cant I?
- The MC introduced the show
On the first leg of their Galactic World Tour, AeroSith! The Star Wars opening
theme played while the darkly lit stage, adorned with a gigantic AeroSith logo, waited for
the Star Wars super-heros. They walked on in the dark as the keyboardist Stormtrooper
played The Emperors Theme. The Emperor emerged in a haze of smoke and
red light obviously disoriented by the non-black-clothed crowd (something the Emperor
doesnt see much of) muttering to himself Good, Good. Immediately the
Emperor whipped out his guitar and the whole band started grooving to MC Hammers
Cant Touch This with AeroSith-style lyrics retitled You Want
This. Jar Jar Binks appeared on the side of the stage dancing and infuriating
keyboard player Stormtrooper TK- Wha ?? The Emperor sung You Want
This holding a Blaster in hand, one that the Stormtrooper wanted badly to use on Jar
Jar. Stormtrooper TK - Wha ?? later told this interviewer: That little
b*****d Jar Jar, I told him to f***kin stay away from this band or Id blast
the S**T out of him!!! Indeed, he did.
- The band played through some
familiar Star Wars themes pausing for a few moments for Emperor Palpatine, in all his
glorious sanity, to try and reason with a few cardboard stand-ups of Luke Skywalker and
Darth Vader. Drummer Anakin Cymbalwalker later commented, At times like that in our
set, I feel like Im stepping forward in time.
- Darth Maul held his bass as if it
was a double-necked guitar. He could give any headbanger a run for their mon
credits. He rarely talks to anyone but did lean over to a fan and say: At last we
will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have our revenge.
- In the final song Duel Of
Fates, an over zealous fan named Spat bowed in front of the band and, in an orgasmic
frenzy, ripped his under wear out of his pants and threw it on the Emperors head.
Another fan commented: That was worth the price of admission alone! (Spat is
well known to fans for attempting to maintain a nationwide bar tab.) The band played on as
the lights flashed to a climactic end.
- Whats next for AeroSith? The
Emperor reveals: We may do an intergalactic year long tour, or become the house band
on the retro-variety show called Donnie, Marie, The Captain, and Tennille.
Darth Maul refuses to do interviews and in fact rarely talks at all. He did offer one
comment: At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have our
revenge. He was right: AeroSith has revealed themselves.
- The Long Islander Weekly, March 31 -
April 6 issue , "Music on the Island"
- Music critic Jess Elano
- This past weekend Stony Brook
University held its 23rd annual ICON weekend-long Science Fiction convention. As expected
all walks of life in the Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror and bizarre genres come out in costumes
to spread their strange joy around on each other. What does this have to do with this
music critic? Well, there is music in space and on other planets too, ya know! So I hopped
on my flying saucer and away I went.
- On Saturday Night ICON presented
its Cabaret talent show featuring anyone who has the guts to walk up on a stage. The
Pritchard Hall sat about 300 people watching 12 different acts ranging from Sci-Fi TV show
stars like Chase Masterson and Vaughn Armstrong performing solo versions of blues songs;
to Celtic new-age bands such as Emerald Rose and Voltaire; to comedic improv acts and
- The most interesting act of the
night was a group of Star Wars movie bad-guy characters that call them selves AeroSith.
Dressed in masks and costumes and playing guitars, drums, and keyboards, they performed
rock songs under red lights and smoke. It was sort of a Black Sabbath-meets-George
Lucus-meets-Kiss experience. They played about a 10-minute medley of Star Wars themes and
rock songs such as Walk This Way, explaining the band name play-on-words
AeroSith. For the uninitiated geeks out there: Sith is the general name for
the evildoers and chaos creators in Star Wars.
- I knew it was a comedy act when
the crowd roared as the keyboard-playing Storm trooper shot dead the annoying Star Wars
character Jar Jar Binks. The band rocked along talking to cardboard character stand-ups
and finished with a big ovation from the crowd.
- The band is probably off to
another planet on their tour, I guess Ill blast-off on out of here.