MGC Main Stage 2019

We’re back for a fifth consecutive year at Midwest Gaming Classic bringing music and now also some gaming events to the stage in the Vendor Hall. Formerly, and perhaps selfishly, we focused on what we do best. We wanted to help the attendees discover new music by bringing some of the best Milwaukee bands up on the stage. Bands like Tigernite, Sugar Stems, Evacuate the Earth, Atomic Spins, The Bang Bang, Faux Fiction and many more performed live sets at Midwest Gaming Classic. Lessons learned though what works best for this audience are gaming cover bands and electronic music. Hindsight being 20/20 it seems so obvious.

Fortunately we’ve had some great gaming bands up on the stage as well and this year it’s our main focus. All the bands, musicians and DJ’s will be playing your favorite gaming covers. We consider it a main attraction but with the food vendors and tables right next to us, the music will also serve as a nice complement for hungry guests or tired feet who want to sit for a couple minutes.

Here’s what you can expect in 2019. If you haven’t already done so, please preorder your tickets for Midwest Gaming Classic —> click here.

Check out this years lineup below and be sure to stop by and say hey while you’re there. Follow your ears.


Saturday April 13, 2019


11:00-12:00 - Mechanical Life Vein

Painfully authentic video game music performed alongside a LIVE game. Inaccessible video game art-rock for the masses!

Painfully authentic video game music performed alongside a LIVE game. Inaccessible video game art-rock for the masses!

12:30-1:15 - Alicia Renee

Vocalist, Alicia Renée, combines her favorite elements of all genres of music and turns them into her own flavor of jazz. Along with her trusty ukulele, Alicia has been arranging covers for pop tunes, showtunes, rock classics and video game music. Alicia is thrilled to return to the Midwest Gaming Classic to share her nerdy covers of the awesome music from Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong and Zelda!

Vocalist, Alicia Renée, combines her favorite elements of all genres of music and turns them into her own flavor of jazz. Along with her trusty ukulele, Alicia has been arranging covers for pop tunes, showtunes, rock classics and video game music. Alicia is thrilled to return to the Midwest Gaming Classic to share her nerdy covers of the awesome music from Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong and Zelda!

1:30-2:15 - Arcade Mode

Playing Jazz Fusion renditions of the coolest video game songs!

Playing Jazz Fusion renditions of the coolest video game songs!

2:30-4:00 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo Tournament


4:15-5:00 - Myles Coyne

Milwaukee troubadour Myles Coyne, aka Mouse Corn, returns to MGC 2019 with a slew of anime covers, video game tunes, and original music. For fans of Studio Ghibli, Twin Peaks, Death Stranding, and Pokemon.

Milwaukee troubadour Myles Coyne, aka Mouse Corn, returns to MGC 2019 with a slew of anime covers, video game tunes, and original music. For fans of Studio Ghibli, Twin Peaks, Death Stranding, and Pokemon.

5:15-6:00 - 8-Bit Zero

A blues band featuring 2 Nintendo Game Boys and 1 human being. The human sings and plays guitar and saxophone while the Game Boys do most of the work. They sing songs about video games, rock 'n' roll, and crossroads.

A blues band featuring 2 Nintendo Game Boys and 1 human being. The human sings and plays guitar and saxophone while the Game Boys do most of the work. They sing songs about video games, rock 'n' roll, and crossroads.

6:00-7:00 - Game Show with Super The Hardest Podcast

With music by Zac Shipley DJ

The crowd favorite makes a triumphant return to Midwest Gaming Classic. Join John and Dave from Super the Hardest (formerly Team Fremont) for video game trivia and laughs.


7:00-8:00 - Cosplay Tournament

With music by Zac Shipley DJ


Sunday April 14, 2019

11:00-11:45 - Lords of the Trident (Fang & Baron Acoustic Duo)

Although they play the heaviest of heavy metal, the LORDS recently realized that in order to conquer all of music, they would have to expand into other SOFTER genres. So they dipped their acoustic guitars in a bath of liquid steel in order to reinforce them, and started playing acoustic renditions of their heavy metal hits!

Although they play the heaviest of heavy metal, the LORDS recently realized that in order to conquer all of music, they would have to expand into other SOFTER genres. So they dipped their acoustic guitars in a bath of liquid steel in order to reinforce them, and started playing acoustic renditions of their heavy metal hits!

12:00-12:45 - MFML

MFML is the DJ project from Milwaukee native Matt Lubus. Also known for his work in the electronic group Moth Light, MFML will doing a heavy video game themed DJ set for MGC with hints of electronic music thrown in.

MFML is the DJ project from Milwaukee native Matt Lubus. Also known for his work in the electronic group Moth Light, MFML will doing a heavy video game themed DJ set for MGC with hints of electronic music thrown in.

1:00-1:30 - TBA gaming event (with music by MFML)


1:30-3:00 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo Tournament


3:00-4:00 - Gunderslam

A solo heavy metal experience of video game covers, ranging in a variety of metal styles from groove metal to death metal. A well rounded pallet for all fans of metal and video games to enjoy!

A solo heavy metal experience of video game covers, ranging in a variety of metal styles from groove metal to death metal. A well rounded pallet for all fans of metal and video games to enjoy!

4:00-5:00 - Subspace

Subspace is a collective of video mixing, pixel junkie DJs. Music mixed to a vast array of 8-bit and pop-culture, cut-up and found footage visuals for a mind-melting AV experience.

Subspace is a collective of video mixing, pixel junkie DJs. Music mixed to a vast array of 8-bit and pop-culture, cut-up and found footage visuals for a mind-melting AV experience.