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Granville, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Granville, Ohio, United States | INDIE
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Feb
15
The Cur Dogs @ Victorys

None, Ohio, USA

None, Ohio, USA

Dec
14
The Cur Dogs @ Hal & Al's

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Dec
13
The Cur Dogs @ Casa Nueva

Athens, Ohio, USA

Athens, Ohio, USA

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Ohio roots rockers the Cur Dogs churn out blistering country rock—the band’s demo recordings, available online, register somewhere right between Social Distortion and Lucero, and hint at a potentially awesome rocking record, if they ever get one released. It’s more classic rock than alt-country (though there’s plenty of barroom swing on “Apology With Every Song”), more Drive-By Truckers-style Southern rock than punk (though “Tattoo the Devil” is a reckless blast of buzzing power chords), but one thing’s for sure: They’ll tear up Knoxville during their two shows here on Friday. (Matthew Everett)

- Metropulse (Knoxville, Tn)


THE CUR DOGS – CHASING TALES


I get a lot of Facebook messages from bands telling me how much they love ninebullets while selling the fuck out of their new cd to me. So when I received a passing message from Tal of The Cur Dogs introducing me to his band I was intrigued by it’s “check it out if you want, if not…whatever” tone as well as the fact that he admitted he had just found out about 9b….so I clicked the link. Liking what I heard on their myspace profile I asked for the cd and was directed to d/l it from their label. At that point I learned that they are on the same label as 9B faves, The Wells and I officially moved from curious to desirous.

The Cur Dogs are from the great state of Ohio and more specifically from the same town as one constantly overrated college football team and one constantly underrated rock and roll band called Two cow Garage. Rumor has it that the Two Cow song, “Lydia”, might even have something to do with one of The Cur Dogs girlfriends….but you know, that’s just some scuttlebutt I heard. Musically, these dudes perform a pretty straight forward brand of rock and roll that would probably fit somewhere in the Lucero meets DBT area of the americana soundscape with midwest working man lyrics. In other words, it’s exactly the kind of shit we love here at the ninebullets compound. Check it out and tell me what you think.

The Cur Dogs – Kro-Bride
The Cur Dogs – Apology With Every Song
The Cur Dogs – Tattoo The Devil

The Cur Dogs’ Official Site, The Cur Dogs on myspace, Buy Chasing Tales
- www.ninebullets.net


Hear The Cur Dogs "Krobide" and "Something to Keep in Mind" on this Nationally known podcast out of St. Louis, Missouri.

- Americana Roots


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The Cur Dogs can now be heard on full rotation on Pandora Internet Radio. Effective October 15, 2010 The Cur Dogs new album "Chasing Tales" is available on Pandora and "The Cur Dogs Radio" was established.

For more information:
germanjeff64@gmail.com - Press Release


Audio review of new record "Chasing Tales" September 30th, 2010 - American Rock Mix


The Cur Dogs “Chasing Tales” (Singing Moon, 2010)


These ain’t no mutts

Now and again a band comes along that does nothing intrinsically different, but make an impact. The Cur Dogs are one such band.

There’s nothing here that we haven’t heard many times before, and these guys do the familiar stuff but with a little more panache than others. ‘No Crosses’ oozes Southern bluesy soul coming outta the speakers like oil on a Louisiana beach, and tends to hang around just as long, as Tal Lohr growls out the lyric, accompanied by some rock’n’roll guitar that doesn’t go on long enough.

‘Ferris Wheel’ introduces some slide guitar that ambles gently along and complements another soulful outing, as does ‘Window’, but with a tad more urgency. ‘Tattoo The Devil’ is a gruff, grumpy and dirty song that provides some nonsensical lyricism like “The only tattoo the devil got is a picture of me” but it’s delivered with a sense of humour and very much tongue in cheek, ably assisted by some soaring guitar riffing and histrionics. '75 or 94', written by Jeff German, shows the quieter more sensitive side to the band, with its simple guitar picking and mellow approach and having to make a decision about which road to choose to the girl of his dreams.

German’s ‘Apology In Every Song’ is a standard riff, chorus, riff, and chorus arrangement, but is all the better for it. ‘Kro-Bide’ is a catchy little ditty that explains something that’s beyond me. Probably some sort of complicated scientific theory; I don’t know, but it sounds clever to these non educated ears. Or maybe it’s about motor bikes, or power tools or both.

The tracks on this album gives us glimpse of what these guys are good at. It all depends where the needle drops.


Date review added: Monday, August 02, 2010
Reviewer: Phil Edwards
Reviewers Rating:
Related web link: The Cur Dogs website
- Americana UK Magazine


The Cur Dogs “Chasing Tales” (Singing Moon, 2010)

These ain’t no mutts

Now and again a band comes along that does nothing intrinsically different, but make an impact. The Cur Dogs are one such band.

There’s nothing here that we haven’t heard many times before, and these guys do the familiar stuff but with a little more panache than others. ‘No Crosses’ oozes Southern bluesy soul coming outta the speakers like oil on a Louisiana beach, and tends to hang around just as long, as Tal Lohr growls out the lyric, accompanied by some rock’n’roll guitar that doesn’t go on long enough.

‘Ferris Wheel’ introduces some slide guitar that ambles gently along and complements another soulful outing, as does ‘Window’, but with a tad more urgency. ‘Tattoo The Devil’ is a gruff, grumpy and dirty song that provides some nonsensical lyricism like “The only tattoo the devil got is a picture of me” but it’s delivered with a sense of humour and very much tongue in cheek, ably assisted by some soaring guitar riffing and histrionics. '75 or 94', written by Jeff German, shows the quieter more sensitive side to the band, with its simple guitar picking and mellow approach and having to make a decision about which road to choose to the girl of his dreams.

German’s ‘Apology In Every Song’ is a standard riff, chorus, riff, and chorus arrangement, but is all the better for it. ‘Kro-Bide’ is a catchy little ditty that explains something that’s beyond me. Probably some sort of complicated scientific theory; I don’t know, but it sounds clever to these non educated ears. Or maybe it’s about motor bikes, or power tools or both.

The tracks on this album gives us glimpse of what these guys are good at. It all depends where the needle drops.



Date review added: Monday, August 02, 2010
Reviewer: Phil Edwards
Reviewers Rating:
Related web link: The Cur Dogs website
- American Uk Magazine


The Curdogs "The Curdogs" (Firewood Records/ Independent, 2009)
Music based in rural surroundings where down trodden tales and struggle to get away from the tedium of a one-horse town create the backdrop for this set blue-collar tales.

With jangling guitars and lots of imagery of the road, the duo (and friends) take in the small towns and honky tonk bars scattered along the highway in and around their native Ohio.

Possessing a good deal of energy and matching grit, Jeff German and Tal Lohr hit the boards running in a fashion similar to Kentucky’s good ol’ boy Chris Knight. As in ‘Before It’s Gone’ that talks of having a guitar in my head and how little happens around here —they make music and sing about things they believe in. Honest and true to the roots of the music the duo, formed last year occasionally become a little stereo typed.

The earthy, naked emotion styled lead vocals of Lohr like that of German (lead / baritone guitar) plus Craig Barnett (guitar), Christopher Haverlock (drums) and Brian Henderson (bass) alongside his own six-string make strong, unyielding music. That is best served through ‘Feels Like Yesterday’ and on pulling back a little to allow the lyrics make a greater than ever impression —‘Set Some Down’. A song that talks of life is getting heavy. Heavy enough for him to sell his wedding ring and have a gun and when he reaches the liquor store looking for a bottle of Crow whisky it is closed!

Closing cut, ‘Fifteen Minutes Of Fame’ has a stripped down, acoustic feel and with my earlier thoughts still fresh it is a much needed and excellent choice.
With them being together as an act for such a short time the prospects look better (certainly more promising than the guy in the opening track ‘What The Future Might Bring’) than good. I for one look forward with anticipation to their full debut — the clock is ticking.

Date review added: Monday, March 30, 2009
Reviewer: Maurice Hope
Reviewers Rating:
Related web link: http:/www.myspace.com/tallohr
2009 AmericanaUK
- Americana UK


Wrapping up the three-headed bill is The Cur Dogs. They are a five-piece guitar-based rock band that keeps everything moving at a well adjusted heart pounding tempo from the word go. The band, led by Tal Lohr, paints an authentic picture of Midwestern life deftly wrapped in three guitars worth of vintage amplifiers, classic tones, and vivid lyrics that are born in the knowledge of a hard days work. Mount Vernon News - Mt Vernon News


http://uweekly.com/newsmag/02-10-2010/13630/these-cur-dogs-are-no-mutts

These Cur Dogs are no mutts
By Kyle Reisz

"We've been called everything from Americana to Southern rock to straight rock 'n' roll" said Tal Lohr, lead singer and guitarist for The Cur Dogs. "You can call it what you want, though."

Like many artists, Lohr doesn't put much thought into categorizing the music he helps create, but that won't stop the rest of us from trying. During a break between sets at a recent show, one member of the audience stopped fellow Cur Dog Jeff German (guitar) to express his feelings on the matter.
"Finally, a real rock 'n' roll band," he said.
Regardless of how you classify them, the Cur Dogs don't fit the typical mold of the Columbus music scene, which generally has heavy indie or electronic genre leanings. The band is based in Granville, Ohio to the east of Columbus, where the houses are farther apart and the roads are a little dustier. What's interesting is that such a slight shift in longitude can mark a distinct break from their purebred city counterparts.
Most notably, there is an undeniable bucolic ethos to this band of seasoned old friends, which also includes Graig Barnett (guitar), Scott Geyer (drums) and Brian Henderson (bass).
"It's a tight band, we all know each other really well, musically and personally, so it just really clicks," said Lohr.
The collision of tight-knit relationships and a rural perspective are at the heart of the Cur Dogs' sound, and songs on the outfit's first self-titled EP pay tribute to the rustic nature of the band. Amazingly, the entire thing was recorded in one day, and yet the quality of their work is never compromised and the songs in no way sound rough. Instead, they sound pure.
Lohr's vocals are gritty as they resonate over thick and distorted guitar chords on "What the Future Might Bring." As the title implies, there is an apprehensive intensity to the track, and it leaves you with a feeling not unlike watching a building thunderstorm in the distance.
On "Set Some Down," the guitars play cleaner and Lohr's voice is lighter. It flows gracefully and the percussion keeps a slower pace. There are plenty of twanging guitar breakdowns, between which Lohr confides in the audience that "things are getting pretty heavy/can't seem to carry them around."
These tracks are as solid as they are, but recording them at such a breakneck pace never allowed the band to fully flesh them out, and Lohr admits that the tunes have really come into their own in the year since then. While the EP tracks might have the essence of a live show, given their lightning-round paced recording session, there is no substitute for the real experience.
Reminiscing about a recent gig, Lohr said "It started out a little mellow, and as people grabbed a hold of our music and realized what we were doing, they got up and were screamin' and hollerin' - it does get people going, that's for sure."
After the band wraps up recording for their full length album - which will include the more mature versions of songs on the EP - they will be hitting the road for a series of "working man tours." They are particularly looking forward to the festival season, where they hope to build on their growing fan base.
"You can look for us to be out in the spring as much as possible," Lohr assured us.
Originally Published: February 10, 2010
- U Weekly Magazine


Quite a mix of new music from some great artists.

Music in this episode:

- Poetry Of The Deed by Frank Turner
(from Frank Turner)
www.Frank-Turner.com

- Hand Of God AND French Kissing by Jason Boesel
(from Hustler’s Son)
www.Myspace.com/JasonBoesel

- Say Yes AND Be Set Free by Langhorne Slim
(from Be Set Free)
www.LanghorneSlim.com

- Graveyard Train (John Fogerty Cover) AND Deep Elem Blues by Dirty River
(from Graveyard Train)
www.DirtyRiverDC.com

- Fade To Black (Metallica Cover) AND Savannah Rain by Sons Of Bill
(from Paramount Theatre FREEBIES)
Download the freebies HERE and HERE
www.SonsOfBill.com

- The Bullet AND Dynamite by The Devil Makes Three
(from The Devil Makes Three)
www.TheDevilMakesThree.com

- Heart Broken on The Wrong Day (Live) AND Summer Promise (Live) by Van Ghost
(from The Breakdown PODkast)
Download The Breakdown PODkast HERE
www.VanGhost.com

- What The Future Might Bring AND Doghouse Roses by The Cur Dogs
(from The Cur Dogs)
www.Myspace.com/TalLohr

- Society Sue by Vic Chesnutt
(from Skitter On Take-Off)
www.Myspace.com/VicChesnutt
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"As for the music, I like it a lot. Reminds me of some of Bob Segar at his most contemplative. Makes me want to jump in a car and head out with no particular direction in mind. There is also a lot of life experience in the lyrics. The road is hard, but worth the trip. Confident, consistent sound, and infinitely listenable. I could easily imagine the bar clapping and cheering after each one. Not because they were wound up, but because the songs spoke to them, put their feelings into words. These would be good in a local roadhouse with a cold beer after a long week."

Scott Moehring
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www.uweekly.com

By Don Allred

Cur Dogs

"Guitar rattlin' in my head/Keeps me focused on the words you said." Cur Dogs' lead singer/guitarist Tal Lohr is a Cowtown rock 'n' roll lifer, and so is Dogs' co-founder, co-writer and lead guitarist Jeff German. Their combined resume is as long as your phone bill. Their new self-titled seven-song EP continues testing ways to hot-wire the rattle into the focus. Time brings perspective--and routine, so even disappointment is worth cultivating. Just take another whiff of those "Doghouse Roses" before blues-rocking onto your 10 o'clock with the gypsy.

Don Allred / UWeekly Magazine Staff Writer
- UWeekly Magazine


Discography

The Cur Dogs debut EP is available on their myspace. www.myspace.com/tallohr

Latest Release "Chasing Tales" available July 2010

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Bio

The Cur Dogs

The Cur Dogs dumped all pretense 5 exits back. Led by guitarist Jeff German and front man Tal Lohr, the Cur Dog's songs realize the blue collar America that gets lost as planes fly over and trucks drive by. They paint a musical scene that brings the humor, horror, and triumph that makes the forgotten parts of this country what they are. Disciplined, learned musicianship makes their album and live shows a manifestation of the characters that populate the songs. Seldom does a band seem to inhabit the tradition, character, and personality of their own protagonists, but The Cur Dogs do just that. When you have no pretense, you can be who and what you are, with full abandon.
Singing Moon Records

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"Genuine", "Bona fide". "The Real Thing". These are words that have been used to describe The Cur Dogs. Tal Lohr's voice is as rough as his hands, wrought with the labor and forelorned pain of Midwestern life. Love, loss, double cross and heart-ache are all prominent in his voice and obvious in his demeanour. The Cur Dogs provide snapshots of a life that doesn't always go as planned and often leads to desperation and disappointment.

Tal Lohr, together with friend, writing partner, and lead guitarist Jeff German formed The Cur Dogs in the Fall of 2008. The Cur Dogs are equal parts home-grown ditties and visceral rants. Throttled with the power of three guitars across the front (Tal Lohr, vocals, guitar/,Jeff German/lead guitar, Steve McGann/bass) The Cur Dogs are aptly named; for as a band, they don't bother to bark but go straight to the growl.

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