We’re a little light this week, so I got a little bored and just posted and linked to a whole bunch of videos to go along with the weekend happenings:
Ski season gets underway in earnest this weekend, with Camelback, Shawnee and Blue Mountain all opening tomorrow. Since they’re only going to have a limited number of slopes open, now is the time you can go skiing on the cheap — but only if you’re willing to deal with big lift lines. They were pretty long at Big Boulder the other day for its opening day. Camelback seems to have the best deal, going with $10 for a lift ticket if you print out the coupon from its Facebook page.
Los Diablos is at Sarah Street tonight starting at 10 p.m. tonight and … wait, is that … IT IS! GOOD GOD, THAT’S TOM GRAHAM’S MUSIC! (Yeah, I stole it, wanna make somethin’ of it?) Tom Graham is coming back to Sarah Street tonight to play the first set, I don’t think he’s been out here (or anywhere) for quite some time. I think he was at Scranton’s Parade Day last year and then said he was done, but apparently he got the itch again. Seeing as he’s the only person I’ve ever heard do Concrete Blonde’s Joey, it’s always good to see him back on the scene, whether or not he is both crispy and clean. And now it’s in my head …
The Living Room at the Sherman Theater hasn’t even been going on for a year, but boy, the really seem like they have things together. The shows just keep getting bigger and bigger … and I still haven’t been there yet. Oops. On Saturday, they’re doing a four-person art show with a magician entertaining at the start of the show, then a variety act hitting the scene later in the night. One of the artists is Kyle Kuczma, a former contributor to Sharp, not that anyone even remembers what that is. The show goes from 6 to 10 p.m.
Mount Airy is bringing the Miss Red Hot thing back again this weekend for the 2013 calendar unveiling tonight. So, you know, looks like there will be pretty hot girls hanging around at Mount Airy tonight, with each girl flanked by 10 different guys saying creepy/douchy things like, “Baby, I got the nicest room in the hotel now I need the nicest girl here to come back with me to make it feel right.” And yeah, I’m sure I just stole someone’s pick-up line. Guys suck, ladies. Hopefully you didn’t need me to tell you that.
More Sherman — I have no idea who Never Shout Never is. I don’t think I need to apologize for this, there probably aren’t many people who do. But in the interest of fairness and since the band will be at the Sherman tonight, I checked out their video — and they’re not too bad at all. Kind of a Death Cab/Shins kind of sound. That’s not necessarily what I’m looking for in a band, but obviously, other people are since Death Cab keeps selling records somehow. I don’t think I’d be able to make it through the show without making fun of the lead singer’s look at least six times.
More things I don’t know about, although I’ve got a good excuse for not knowing what the frig Bad Girls Club is. One of the stars of the show, Judy Jai, will be at one of those Pocono Inn at Water Gap parties Saturday night from 9:30m p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Reason #1 I wouldn’t know it: It’s a reality show. That automatically puts it off my radar. Reason #2: It’s on Oxygen. Why not just put it on C-SPAN, then I’d stand a chance of seeing it. Wait, I just watched her audition video, soooooo I won’t even happen by this show by accident.
Gotta hand it to Flyin’ Blind. They’ve got to be the hardest working weekend band in the Poconos. Is there ever a weekend they don’t play? Saturday they’re at the Original Pocono Pub in Bartonsville from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. And I’ve somehow managed to never see them. But I checked out their Facebook page just for shats and gaggles and listened to their cover of Southern Cross by Crosby Stills and Nash, one of my 20 favorite songs of all time … and it’s pretty awesome. That’s a tough song to duplicate, and they pretty much nailed it. No one will ever do it like CSN, and that includes stupid Jimmy Buffet, but Flyin’ Blind does a nice job. Now I’ve got that in my head.
See, all cover bands should do this. They should just list like 8-10 bands they play on their poster, and make them so opposite ends of the spectrum that if you’ve never seen them, you still say, “Wait, there’s actually a band that plays AC/DC, Pink, Godsmack and The White Stripes? Sign me up!” That’s what Moyst is doing for its show at the Pocono Tap House in Albrightsville tomorrow at 9. Also included — Fall Out Boy and Iron Maiden. See, I’m interested. I seriously doubt they’ll be playing the only Fall Out Boy song I really like though …