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And while we’re in the mood to get nostalgic, allow me to introduce The Last Internationale. Boasting Rage Against the Machine (RATM) drummer Brad Wilk is probably enough of a preface to this New York City three-piece, but it’s only part of the story. Guitarist Edgey Pires and frontwoman Delila Paz met last year at an Occupy-aligned protest rally, and before long they’d joined forces and made a fan out of Rage guitarist Tom Morello, who helped bring Wilk into the project. Fueled with the same kind of fervent energy that made RATM so explosive, The Last Internationale wears its political views on its sleeve. (The band’s debut, We Will Reign, kicks off with a track called “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Indian Blood,” for god’s sake.)

Unlike Rage’s screaming war cries, though, The Last Internationale has found a honey-voiced firecracker in Paz, whose vocal deliveries masterfully straddle the line between a bellow and a scowl. (Think The Kills meets Joan Jett.) Suffice it to say, when a bluesy rhythm section and one of rock’s most stylistically adept percussive powerhouses back her, you’ve got the makings of great things. The band plays Velvet Jones on Tuesday, September 9, at 8 p.m. For info, call (805) 965-8676 or visit velvet-jones.com...