A BAND AND A MOVIE: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia + Dylan Carlson Live!

DJ set courtesy of Vacation Vinyl

The Band & A Movie series invites some of our favorite musicians to curate a film that inspired them, and play a set afterwards. Dylan Carlson, of drone doom group Earth and solo-project Drcarlsonalbion, joins us alongside his pick, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia! Then stick around for Carlson’s live set!

Having officially sworn off Hollywood in favor of the creative freedom afforded working in Mexico, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, is arguably Peckinpah at his purest. An absolutely brutal film with zero concern for convention and expectation (plus a disturbing cameo from Kris Kristofferson), this film descends deep into the mad genius of Peckinpah and his obsession with machismo and violence, becoming borderline surrealist as it falls into a macabre alternate Peckinpah-verse.

In Dylan’s words: “If you don’t dig this film then I don’t really need to know you. It’s about the underdog pursuing his last chance for just one triumph against the world, pursuing it to the very END, despite the costs, with Sam Peckinpah directing and Warren Oates delivering the performance of his career.”

Dir. Sam Peckinpah, 1974, 35mm, 112 min.