Unlocking the Truth, a Brooklyn-based metal band of 12-year-old rockers, will teach you about bringing it hard every day. And also, how to shred.
“We’re waiting for their voices to mature,” says MANager Tracey Brickhouse (not to be confused with MOMager Annette Jackson). “We don’t want it to sound like a kiddie band.” Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, who writes most of the songs, says he has a lot to say about “relationships and their problems” and “standing up against bullying,” but he is going to vocal therapy and willing to wait it out until he can deliver the message in a way that does the music justice.
Part of being patient includes making sure everyone is on the same page. According to drummer Jarad Dawkins, “we had a singer from 2010 to 2012, but unfortunately we parted ways with him due to creative differences.”
Superstorm Sandy anniversary marked by communitiesThe Wall Street Journal: One year ago today, parts of the U.S. east coast were hit by Sandy, a devastating superstorm that left more than 140 people dead, livelihoods stripped bare, infrastructure battered and transportation systems damaged.
Today, communities in New York, New Jersey and other areas affected by the storm are remembering lives lost and pushing forward to pick up the pieces.Follow updates from the anniversary at BreakingNews.com.Photo: A heavily damaged home in Mantoloking, N.J., about six months after Superstorm Sandy. (John Makely/NBC News)
Senate passes debt deal; House votes next
NBC News: The Senate voted 81-18 to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
President Barack Obama spoke from the White House after the Senate’s vote, saying he will sign the bill as soon as it arrives on his desk. The House is expected to vote on the measure tonight.
“There’s a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that’s been lost over the last few weeks,” he said. “And we can begin to do that by addressing the real issues that they care about.”
After a long and tedious process, the Senate compromise is only a short-term deal allowing the federal government to operate through January 15, and conservatives who fought to de-fund or delay Obamacare have had to concede defeat. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.
The House is expected to approve the bill and send it to the president’s desk for signature within hours.
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Photo: President Barack Obama speaks after the Senate vote. (NBC News)
"A lot of people in our community have a problem admitting that to work in technology, you often are a skinny, upper-middle-class white guy," says Kane Sarhan, a cofounder of the apprenticeship-based education startup Enstitute and the day’s instructor. “These organizations aren’t just saying there’s a massive problem. They’re putting a stake in the ground and saying, ‘There are no black people here’ or ‘There are no women here.’”
Let me be clear, like any bill, there needs to be changes made. But my father taught me, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” I’m damn proud I stood up and voted for Obamacare. It was the right thing to do, even if it did cost my reelection. Now let’s hope Republicans and Democrats can remember the noble calling of public service–and the selfless sacrifice of our military–and start making the implementation better, instead of playing these silly games that hurt so many, including our troops.
I’ve never heard of the congress holding up the government saying they will not continue to exist unless we kill a law of the land. It’s never been done that I’ve ever heard of.
—Chris Matthews destroys GOP Congressman over debt ceiling obstruction. (via think-progress)
Mariano Rivera bids goodbye to Yankee Stadium
NBC New York: Mariano Rivera, baseball’s most acclaimed relief pitcher, made his final appearance at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.
Rivera retired all four batters he faced in the 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The all-time saves leader sobbed as he received a four-minute standing ovation from the audience after the game.
Photo: Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees salutes the fans after he is pulled from the game in the ninth inning. (Getty Images)
Sen. Ted Cruz wraps up 21-hour long Senate floor speech
The Senate will now proceed at 1 p.m. ET with a procedural vote to take up legislation passed by Republicans in the House which will continue to fund the government but defund Obamacare.
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Talk about endurance!