Artist: Wing & Tusk Song: "Home, Sick Home"
If you've yet to see Wing & Tusk, creators of the awesome concept album The Secret of Toadflax Tea, you'll have plenty of chances this month at The Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. Starting tomorrow, the band begins a Tuesday night residency for the month of September.
In honor of this momentous occasion, allow me to spotlight "Home, Sick Home," a highlight from the band's tumultuous tale of monks feuding over what to do with a secret life-saving potion in the midst of the Black Plague. The song is gorgeous at all stages, from the quiet batton-pass of the chorus to the tearful exultation of the climactic lyric: "I can't save you, but I can help you ease the pain for a while."
Joining these do-gooders for tomorrow's go-round will be Ricky Valente and Old Hundred. Check their calendar for details on the rest of the month. 10 p.m. start, $5 cover.