The Therapists
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The Therapists

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Alternative Post-metal


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"Shit liver The Therapists and Bear Hunter show"

Next up last night were Sudbury "party violence" quintet The Therapists in their Sault Ste. Marie concert debut, their first regional show since this year's Oh!No festival in Leeburn, and the first of a two night run with Shit Liver in Northern Ontario that wraps up tonight in Sudbury. Many fans who were at Oh!No II spoke very highly of The Therapists, and aside from the absence of their astronaut guitarist, it looks like they picked up right where they left off with a wild and hard to explain set! Musically speaking, The Therapists played an in-your-face brand of hardcore punk with ribald and sometimes specifically topical lyrics, but always with an irreverent edge that played to the crowd well! Frontman Pat Sauve was dressed to the nines in his Shit Liver patch-covered vest and a plastic tote full of hats and masks (worn as hats) as he mingled with fans mid-song, even using an old air conditioner as a stool! Yes, other band members were dressed up too, including as Jesus.

In the process, bubbles were blown, plastic army men were distributed, smoke machines billowed, and a can of silly string even got sprayed around! Needless to say, this was a raucous show with a huge reception, to the point where fans demanded one more song, and that stretched out into three or four more! With solid ripping guitar work and intense vocals, The Therapists arguably stole the show, and hopefully we see them back on a local stage in 2019! Imagine them and Bookakee on the same bill?! - The Soo metal scene


Still working on that hot first release.



An ever evolving lineup of like minded individuals, The Therapists push the boundaries of crowd interaction, genre crossing, stage props, religion, freedom of expression, activism, social commentary, sexuality, substance abuse and pretty much everything else that makes being a human fun, wild, scary and awkward.  Taking a lot of influence from psychedelics and progressive rock, The Therapists deliver a non stop battery of technical riffing, fast time changes, group chants and carnival level acrobatics.  Attending a Therapists show will often leave attendees confused, aroused, wet with various fluids and the owner of a new dinosaur toy.  Costumes, props, prizes, non stop circus energy and possible destruction, The Therapists have what you need even if you didn't know you needed it. 

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