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Holidae perform in The Current studio

Ashley Gold of Holidae performing live in The Current studio
Ashley Gold of Holidae performing live in The Current studioMPR / Nate Ryan
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by Andrea Swensson, Leah Garaas and Holidae

October 18, 2016

Holidae - Scared (Live on The Current)
by MPR
Holidae - True Stories (Live on The Current)
by MPR
Holidae - Darkest Shade (Live on The Current)
by MPR

With the recent release of their debut album, Holidae — Ashley Gold and Garrett Neal, joined by Ryan Mach — stopped by The Current to perform live in-studio and to chat with host Andrea Swensson of The Local Show.

Holidae have come a long way since first forming during a spontaneous and improvised performance at bar close in Uptown Minneapolis. They won 2016's Are You Local? contest and spent the summer on major block party bills, where won over new fans with their impressive live show.

It's not just the fog and lights. Solid songwriting, the addition of Mach providing live percussion and and Gold's commanding presence on stage make Holidae a must-see live act. Plus the band has adopted unique performance makeup and attire, inspired by Adam Harvey's "Stealth Wear" that disrupts biometric scanners. But when you have an on-stage getup, sometimes that inspires hecklers.

"When people want to call out and say things to us, derogatory, about the music or about my appearance, about being a woman, whatever – I always, always know that my microphone is louder than them," said Gold.

"Being on stage, it holds a lot of power. What you say, how you act, what you do, it means a lot for the people in the audience and it means a lot for us. This is an intimate thing we get to share and experience. We try to keep the good vibes and positive energy to be able to give to those in the audience."

Songs Performed

"True Stories"
"Darkest Shade"

"Scared and "Darkest Shade" are off Holidae's self-released album Tantrum, out now. "True Stories" is an unreleased song.

Hosted by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Andrea Swensson
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web feature by Leah Garaas