Anchors Aweigh Presents
Spanish Love Songs
Black Dots, Filthy Hearts
1501 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80218
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 12:30 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Spanish Love Songs
Spanish Love Songs is a 4-piece punk band from Los Angeles, CA. Their sound combines the energy of of drunken bar shows and the intimacy of passionate, lived-in lyrics. They released their debut album entitled Giant Sings The Blues on March 25, 2015 and is available through iTunes, Apple Music, BandCamp and Spotify. For fans of boxed wine, divorce and self doubt.
When a baby’s born, I can’t help but think about the parents. Are they ready? Do they know what they’re getting into? Is that kid sorta fucked or sorta blessed? Same goes with bands where you already know their genealogy before the needle hits the groove. April Froschheuser was/is in Vena Cava. John was in The Achievement: two so-honest-it-aches bands that I’ve spent weeks-worth of spins listening to over the years. Black Dots sounds like a wise democracy that’s figured out its infrastructure before putting up flashing signage. Three principle songwriters. Two principle singers—vacillating between Florida ex-pat Wade and John—topically ranging from teenage depression-cutting to “the journey vs. the top of the mountain” headspace of an isolated band playing in Denver. In the background, on the blacktop in the distance, I hear Rumbleseat, Tim Version, long drives to find sympathetic souls, and small, semi-hidden tattoos being way more meaningful than sleeves of brightly-colored ink. Like little black dots. Worth seeking out. –Todd Taylor, Razorcake
Started as a just a way for a few friends (Steve, Alec, & Ryan to get together, drink, bullshit, & sometimes write music, Filthy Hearts really started as a drinking club. As time moved on, Alec, being the genius he is, moved on to focus on his schooling and now is a beer scientist! (Cool shit right?) Steve and Ryan continued to jam occasionally, still using it as an excuse to hang out and bullshit, when they decided it was time to push this project to it's highest potential. Ryan had just left The Larimers and had a lot more time to focus on the project, so he put up a Craigslist ad, stating the intention to "take over the world." After a few replies, Steve and Ryan auditioned Tom to become their new drummer after Alec's departure and after one session, they knew they had found their guy! Tom was instantly able to write great beats to the tunes that Steve and Ryan had already begun playing with and they were off to the races! During this time, Ryan had been talking to his friend, Justin, who had formerly been with The A-Ok's and after talking for a while, Ryan asked Justin if he wanted to play lead guitar for the band. Justin said he would love to check it out and after one jam, they were finally WHOLE! The band became aggressive and started to practice two to three times a week and really hone their sound before their first show, which was with Moonraker (CA), Audrey (one of Justin's other great bands, & The Healz at their friend Wayne's house. After this show, they had the bug and have been gigging ever since playing with some of the finest bands in Denver and abroad such as: GUTS, Cut Up (CA), E/M/P, Audrey, Moonraker (CA), The Healz, Black Dots, Dryer Fire, Computer Class (CA), Bourgeois Girl, & more (if we forgot you, please let us know). They have just completed recording their debut EP, which will be out in 2016. Get stoked, these dudes are tearing it up.