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November 8, 2021

A Few Stars Apart

By: Laurie Gallardo

Lukas Nelson was on the phone when he got word that a dear family friend had passed away. She had lost her battle with cancer, while COVID was still keeping the world under lockdown at the time. No one was even able to be with her family to mourn such a devastating loss. As Nelson gazed into the night sky, he recalled something his friend had said: When it was her time to go, she wouldn’t be that far away from her loved ones, just a few stars apart…

The title track to Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real‘s latest LP A Few Stars Apart is about keeping that closeness alive, despite the separation of long distances. Nelson, who’s spent most of his life on the road with his band or touring with Neil Young, took the idea of this intimate connection to heart. His album is about the return home – and simply being with the stillness.

Don’t miss Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real tomorrow night, Tuesday Nov. 9, at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.