Your Weekend Snow Fun Guide

Little light on weekend links, but that’s probably a good thing since we might wanna stay off the roads the next two nights.

But bad news for barhoppers is good news for skiers, so let’s take a look around the ski areas to see what they have going this weekend:

Camelback expects to be 100 percent open for the first time this weekend. They’ve been blowing snow every morning this week, and the extra snow is going to help. They’ve also got a Salomon demo today and tomorrow, a good chance to try out some new gear. On new snow. Lonely Toby is playing in the Thirsty Camel today from 3 to 7 and Nowhere Slow will be there tomorrow from 4 to 8, with a Blue Moon promo. Not sure what said promo is, but I’m sure it has something to do with beer that tastes better with oranges. Joe Franzo is in the Glen Lodge tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 5.

Shawnee has a big day planned. Their NASTAR Racing Series starts, and it’s hosting the 95.5 WPLJ appreciation day. I had to find out where WPLJ is from, apparently it’s from New York City. That means, umm, lots of New York City people. Your call on whether that’s good or bad.

Blue Mountain is opening its family tubing for the first time tomorrow. There will be a Coors Light promo in the Summit Lodge from 2 to 4 p.m., which means two great words — cheap beer. Not as good as free beer, but you’ll make due. Although it is Coors Light, sooooo that’s your call. Last week they had a Lager promo for six hours, so you missed your chance.

Jack Frost Big Boulder is 100 percent open, and has some good entertainment. Kartune is playing from 3 to 7 at Jack Frost, Jimmy and the Parrots (wanna guess what kind of music they play?) is at Big Boulder’s Tbar from 4 to 8 and Mother Nature’s Son is playing at the Cantina from 3 to 7. Not sure where the Cantina is though. OK, I’m taking the bait to see what kind of music Mother Nature’s Son plays and … wow! I thought it was a Grateful Dead cover band or something, but no. At least if this is really their site. No idea if it is or not, but they look OK.

Ski Big Bear has a rail jam going on today and every Friday, but it doesn’t seem like much else.

Whatever Alpine has going on, they don’t have it up on their website or Facebook pages. But at least they’re open.

Some nearby concert news:

When the first show on my weekly Ticketmaster update was a professional looking duo called Conspirator coming to the Sherman Theater in March, at first I felt sad because I had no idea who they were. Then along comes my trusty pal Google to tell me it’s a Disco Biscuits side project — and I didn’t feel as bad anymore. Tickets go on sale at noon today. And a special hats off to the Sherman for moving up in the Pollstar rankings for clubs in the United States.

blink YES! pauly d, no.

Tickets for the 2012 Bamboozle Festival — moving down Jersey Shore way to Asbury Park this year May 18, 19 and 20 — go on sale tomorrow. I’d be partial to the Saturday lineup (Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World) by far, although then I’d get stuck seeing Pauly D doing his DJ thing. Soooooo maybe I’ll just skip it altogether and just wait for this whole Jersey Shore thing to go away. It’s gotta be coming soon, right? It’s worth noting that long-time Sherman Theater occupants Patent Pending and Bayside will play the Sunday schedule. Neither of them are local, technically, but they’ve been playing the Sherman for about five years now. So if you wanted to see them before they got big, tough noogies. You had plenty of chances.

No tickets yet for this one — but Bruce … Springsteen … THE BOSS!!! (fans of Wings get it) is going back out on the road this year in support of his new album due out on March 6. He hasn’t even announced any dates yet except for two — Citi Field in Queens (Mets home stadium) and MetLife Stadium (new Meadowlands). Meadowlands was a given, Springsteen owns that place. But Citi Field is a new one and might give some insight for the type of tour he’s planning on. All outdoor, obviously, but bigger venues than his last tour. He played Hershey on his last tour, and that can only fit about 10,000, I think. At least that’s what it seemed like for the shows I’ve been to there. That was the closest he came to Philly, I think.  But with Citi Field on the docket, you may see Citizens Bank Park (Philly) and Fenway Park (Boston, he played there last tour) come out on the schedule. Or he may just go really big and play football stadiums. But it looks like outdoor venues for sure. New song is pretty good, not classic. But is it just me, or does the beat kinda sound like Liehouse’s First Time? Ugh. I just put Lifehouse and Springsteen in the same sentence and overtly accused Springsteen of stealing from them. Kill me now. Doubt this is the official video, but since there isn’t one yet, we deal.


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