The Returners

It's likely that you've seen some of the members from The Returners at MAGFest before, but you've never seen them together like this.

Featuring VGM veterans Lauren "The Flute" Liebowitz and Mike "Lobos" Villalobos (in his last show ever with The Returners!) as well as Justin of Gimmick! on drums in their stacked lineup, these rockers from the great nation of Texas are joining us at MAGFest to give us their unique tasty jams. This band boasts a particularly impressive library of deep cut VGM covers - no Mega Man 2 Intro or Wily's Castle here!

For a preview of their work, check out the following playlist from their set at Classic Game Fest!


The Returners are a five-piece video game music (VGM) band based in Austin, Texas. We use our unusual instrumentation — flute, guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums, along with operatic vocals — to bring obscure and well-known video game songs to life. Our repertoire covers classic and contemporary games and extends even beyond video games, with an emphasis on nostalgia and showmanship. We play what we love, and we hope you love it too.