Born Cages was a New York City-based indie rock band formed in 2011 by Vlad Holiday. In January 2018, the band officially announced it had split after 6 years of touring and recording. Past members include Vlad Holiday, Matt Maroulakos, Dave Tantao, Amanda Carl, Steve Kellner, Pete Malleo, and Mike Lisa. The band released their final mini-album/EP Exit Signs In A Burning Building around SXSW Music Festival in March 2017, where NPR raved, "Undeniably great songs... Every moment was Instagram-ready, and every song made me want to throw my hands in the air... I look forward to saying, 'I saw them when...'" The album contained lead single "Ain't Gonna Happen", which charted on Spotify's United States Viral 50.
Born Cages shared stages with bands like Guns N' Roses, The Subways, Hockey, Magic Man, X Ambassadors, Donald Cumming, Har Mar Superstar, JD Samson, Said The Whale, and Public Access TV.
On February 19 and 23 of 2012, the band were hand-picked to open for Guns N' Roses in Chicago and Maryland.
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