I’m not sure how, but apparently I’ve never been to Lee’s Palace before. I know, I know. I can’t count the number of shows that I’ve seen in Toronto over the last 10 years, but when I stepped into Lee’s Palace to check out Boris, The Atlas Moth and SubRosa, I couldn’t recall anything I was seeing in the venue. For a place that has hosted shows for ages, I don’t really know how it was possible… but it was.
Funny enough, the lineup order coincided with my excitement, but opposite of what it may usually be. While I was happy to see Boris, I’m mostly unfamiliar with their career, aside from checking out their 2005 album Pink, which seemed to get picked up by quite a few metal outlets. I love The Atlas Moth and was excited to see them play some material from their new album The Old Believer, but it seemed like just yesterday that they were in town with The Ocean. But it was the openers, Salt Lake City’s SubRosa, who I was really there to see.