The legacy roots-rocker (he's Willie's son) is worth a listen for fans of roughshod, rollicking rock 'n' roll.

Alive already informed you that The Shins and Battles are in town tonight, but we would be remiss not to mention Lukas Nelson, who brings his band Promise of the Real to Woodlands Tavern on this fine Tuesday. Last time Willie's son blew through town, he did so on the sizable Lincoln Theatre stage. This one promises to be real intimate, so proponents of roughshod, rollicking rock 'n' roll ought to take this chance to get up close and personal. Molly Winters opens the show; doors are at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $17.