The Last Internationale

The Last Internationale

Josh Arbour, V TORRES

Thu, September 14, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$9.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket. It does not guarantee seating.

For seating upgrades, please call 310-372-0035

The Last Internationale
The Last Internationale
Founded by New York City natives Delila Paz and Edgey Pires, The Last Internationale quickly forged a reputation for poetic, socially conscious songs and explosive live performances. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), noted, "The Last Internationale are one of my favorites in the next wave of rebel rockers. They're raw and real and mix East Village rock sensibilities with Battleship Potemkin firepower."

Over Thanksgiving dinner at Morello's home, talk turned to the duo's need for a drummer. Morello suggested they talk with Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave), and got Brad on the phone. After hearing the material and bonding with Edgey & Delila, Wilk signed on. The Last Internationale's debut album - Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young) - will be released by Epic Records in 2014.

A few words on The Last Internationale written by Bill Ayers:
Shortly after the legendary rebel singer Pete Seeger passed from this world, a friend passed on to me We Will Reign from The Last Internationale—and life came back into balance. Sad to say so long to Pete who'd provided so many sweet harmonies for many, many righteous campaigns gone by, but ecstatic to meet the newest phoenix rising from the old and laying down a powerful soundtrack for what lies ahead. Delila's strikingly lucid voice, Edgey's driving chords, Brad's perfect beats mixed with a vision that synchronizes: it's all such a stunning symmetry.
The Last Internationale picks up the torch carried in various places and at different times by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Nina Simone, Public Enemy, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, and hundreds more. That torch is deployed here to illuminate the dark spaces of injustice as well as to light up a path toward freedom. The Last Internationale speaks with passion and intimacy to anarchists and guerrillas, to comrades-in-arms, to friends and strangers alike, tripping and running, busting out of jail—breaking all the entanglements that ensnare us, all the cotton wool that smothers us—searching out the rhythms of resistance, and deploying every one of the weapons within reach: truth-telling and courage, beauty and form, abiding patience and infinite perseverance, indignation, urgency, incitement, and mostly love. These power-house rebel-rockers hold the torch with renewed confidence and a sparkling fresh spirit.
We Will Reign overflows with emotional richness and humanity, challenges us to throw off the lifeless, unpleasant, and unerotic in our lives, and announces a profound truth: any revolution worth having will be powered by a deep desire for joy as well as justice. We can feel the thud of the police stick and the searing pain of the interrogation cell, but also the exhilaration of choosing to lead a moral life in a world gone mad, and the power of pursuing a politics based on freedom dreams beyond dogma and opportunism. The music hums with the universal hope for a world in balance and at peace, and it's punctuated with the most basic human cry: I shall create! I found myself provoked and agitated, gasping for air, talking to myself and hollering back, laughing through tears while screaming above the ecstasy. WWR does what good art demands: I was in orbit.
Josh Arbour
Josh Arbour
Josh Arbour is an original singer-songwriter with vast vocal range and a seasoned multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles, California.

A born storyteller, Josh’s music and lyrics take the listener on compelling journeys. Whether he is involving his audiences in an ill-fated Parisian romance or taking listeners on a foot stomping trip back to his gospel roots, Josh’s genre bending innovative style never fails to amaze.

Humbled by the praise he is receiving from social media, crowd-sourced reviews, and general word of mouth. Josh is capturing the attention of touring musicians on the National scene and is in high demand as an opening act for established names in the musical industry.

The general consensus is that Josh is on the verge of an enduring musical career that will establish him as a household name. Don’t miss this exciting artist as Josh’s star continues to rise.
V TORRES
V TORRES
Hello, I am V TORRES. I am a singer and a songwriter. I play guitar and love real people. I was born in the beach cities of Los Angeles but have spent a lot of time in the Arizona desert. This is why I like to refer to my music as where the desert meets the sea. I recently quit my corporate finance job to pursue my music career more seriously. I spent the last decade performing and releasing music under the band Gorgeous Got a Gun. I felt the need to change the platform I release music under to my name since my songwriting has become so much more in line with who I am. My close friends and family call me V, my full name is Veronica. Yoga has saved my life and inspired a lot of my new record which is called REAL LIFE LOVE. I hope to see you at a show soon.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com