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Let the Falcon soar: Two weeks ago, we reported that Golden Falcons drummer Jared Jackson became a long-distance member of the mind-blowing Dallas band after moving to Austin for grad school. Well, add guitarist Joshua Weber to the flown-the-coop-for-college list, as he splits town next week to start graduate classes at NYU's creative writing program.
"We may play a show or two while he's gone," keyboard player Johnny Mars writes via e-mail, and he explains that guest guitarists may fill in for the next few months. "Hard shoes to fill, so we'll see." Thankfully, the boys are sending their bald guitarist off with a bang, as their Thursday night concert at the Granada Theater looks to be effing insane. Mars says the band will perform with pyrotechnics, synchronized dancers and even...Christ, we feel stupid printing this...a lion.
"The permits are crazy complicated," Mars quips, and we're taking his claim with 50 grains of salt. Then again, we secretly hope the guys pull it off. After all, a multi-camera crew will record the concert as part of a promotional package to shop to record labels (which may eventually be sold in DVD form to fans). Also, next month, the sextet will reconvene in Austin (yes, even that Yankee bastard will be there) to record a six-song demo of all-new material, and that CD will be included in potential label negotiations, too. So, to answer your question, no, the band ain't breaking up anytime soon.
Help the guys look good for the suits by screaming your ass off when the Falcons play with [DARYL]on Thursday. But, please, leave your seasoned beef at home...just in case.