Psych yourself up for a double feature packed with rock ‘n’ roll excess, at Band on the Wall on 16th May. We’ll be screening Dig!, Ondi Timoner’s revealing documentary about The Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre, alongside Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, with Manchester Psych Fest DJs spinning tunes late into the evening. To get you in the mood and remind you of the music that each respective soundtrack has to offer, we’ve pulled together a playlist that amalgamates the best of both, with a few transitional tracks of our own choosing. Have a listen (left) and find out more about each film below.
The love-hate relationship between Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Jonestown frontman Anton Newcombe is the tense core of the tempest that is Dig!. The 2004 documentary, that won won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival the same year, chronicles their lives on the road as they activate a burgeoning alt-rock scene and delves into the mercurial personalities behind music.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
An adaptation of a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, the 1998 film features Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro tearing through Nevada’s cultural epicentre under the influence of psychoactive substances. The film’s exceptional soundtrack and the influence of director Terry Gilliam helped make it the surreal cult classic that it is today.