The Tulane Hullabaloo

In the midst of a pandemic, local music venues look for next steps

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Meredith Abdelnour, Arcade Editor

September 2, 2020

In the age of the coronavirus, live music has begun to seem like a relic from a past life. Crowded venues filled with sweaty strangers are a nightmare from a public safety perspective, and with no idea when they will be able to open their doors again, many independent music venues are facing difficult ...

(Sandy) Alex G and music in the age of coronavirus

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Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

April 15, 2020

Amidst the ongoing public health crisis, musicians around the world are forced to cancel tours and stay indoors, just like the rest of us. This new normal has prompted many artists to become inventive and seek new ways to connect with fans. Charli XCX, for one, has taken an interactive approach to reco...

‘Quarantunes’: Arcade’s playlist for the pandemic

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Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

April 1, 2020

What good is an apocalypse without a killer soundtrack to accompany it? While it may not actually be the end of the world (yet), we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create the perfect playlist to guide you through these tumultuous times.  “TSLAMP” by MGMT Let’s face it, quarantine ha...

Cowboy Mouth ‘Open Wide’ Review

Cowboy Mouth 'Open Wide' Review

Cameron Slate, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2020

With a discography spanning 28 years and a place already secured in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Cowboy Mouth enters 2020 with no sign of stopping or coming close to slowing down. The New Orleans based rockers are set to release new EP "Open Wide" on March 27, and it’s full of the charm and energy that are hallmarks of Cowboy ...

Brace for BUKU 2020

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Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

February 26, 2020

Mardi Gras may have ended, but don’t fret — the upcoming BUKU Music + Art Project guarantees that the party won’t be ending any time soon here in New Orleans.  The festival will be returning to New Orleans for its eighth year, founded in 2012 as a uniquely New Orleans festival experience ...

Wallows draws crowd to House of Blues

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Meredith Abdelnour, Senior Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Wallows brought its indie rock charm to New Orleans this weekend, playing at the House of Blues on Valentine’s Day. The venue was packed — many guests took advantage of the upstairs seating available, but the general admission section was still extremely crowded. Wallows attracted a wide variety of people,...

Student artist spotlight: Sari Abolafia

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Ava Lemos, Senior Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

Tulane sophomore Sari Abolafia, who regularly plays at venues such as Gasa Gasa and Maple Leaf Bar, likes to joke that her music career started in a glorified living room. She performed that first solo set in New Orleans last Valentine’s Day and has since found herself constantly falling into new oppo...

Arcade’s February events preview

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Jordan Moskowitz, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2020

Here in New Orleans, the fun never stops. With the annual celebration of Mardi Gras coming up, why not honor the whole month with fun-filled events? While there is an overload of activities on NOLA’s daily calendar, Arcade is here to highlight some of the most entertaining, memorable and amusing c...

Surf Curse bewitches crowd at One Eyed Jacks

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Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

January 23, 2020

The legendary New Orleans music venue One Eyed Jacks hosted indie surf rock band Surf Curse Tuesday, Jan. 21, attracting crowds of fans eager to escape the chilly Louisiana night. Thankfully, the show was filled with no shortage of dancing or moshing, keeping the audience warm and grooving through the night. ...

NOLA’s best karaoke bars and restaurants

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Avery Anderson, Arcade Editor

January 22, 2020

In a city full of hundreds of bars, restaurants and everything in between, it can be daunting to wrangle up the gang for a night of fun that extends beyond Broadway. But never fear, Arcade is here to help you step out of your comfort zone and seek out the coolest karaoke bars and restaurants that N...

Arcade’s January events preview

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Avery Anderson, Arcade Editor

January 15, 2020

As students and faculty return to New Orleans after a long winter’s nap, they’ll have many local events from which to choose. From festivals to concerts to theater performances, New Orleans has a wide variety of options to fill your social calendar. Getting back in rhythm with the city can be tri...

Arcade’s most anticipated album releases

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Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

January 15, 2020

The beginning of 2020 has all of us venturing boldly into the next decade and into a new semester. There’s a lot of new for everyone, from short-lived New Years resolutions to new classes, and of course, a plethora of brand new album releases from our favorite musical artists.  Without furth...