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Morning Brief: June 13th

by Kris Venezia
A NYC street.

Ben Fredrickson, Flickr

What you need to know for June 13th!


Today, thunderstorms with a high of 79, and tonight, more heavy storms with a low of 66. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel. [LA Times]

A crash on the George Washington Bridge halts traffic for hours. [CBS News]

New York City will be required to publish charter schools' demographics when sharing district schools. [NY Daily News]


The New York Rangers travel to Los Angeles for game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Kings lead the series 3-1. Puck-drops at 8.

The New York Mets host the San Diego Padres at 7:10.

The New York Yankees are in Oakland at 10:05.

On Stage This Weekend

TONIGHT (Friday the 13th)
• “Mumbo Jumbo” featuring Bobby McFerrin and Questlove (in Musical Dialogue) @ Town Hall
• The War On Drugs (, Woods and Juliana Barwick) @ 50 Kent
• NRBQ and the Whole Wheat Horns @ the Turning Point
• Albert Hammond, Jr. (with Drowners) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
• Paula Cole @ City Winery
• Susan Werner with Kenny White @ the Towne Crier Café
• Vance Gilbert @ Rockwood Music Hall
• Mark Rivera @ the Cutting Room
• Molly Hatchet with The Pat Travers Band @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center
• Kelis (with Son Little) @ Webster Hall
• Sharon VanEtten (with FRI.: Amen Dunes, SAT.: Jana Hunter) @ the Bowery Ballroom (tonight and tomorrow)
• Ramsey Lewis Electric with Philip Bailey (of Earth, Wind and Fire) @ the Blue Note (tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)
TOMORROW (Saturday the 14th):
• Courtney Barnett with Benjamin Booker @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
• Beirut (, Ratking and Malang Jobarteh) @ 50 Kent
• Aztec Two-Step @ SubCulture
• Mary Gauthier (with Wisewater) @ Joe’s Pub
• Cody Chesnutt (with DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry) @ the Apollo Music Café at the Apollo Theater
• Johnny A @ the Turning Point
• “Ozomatli’s Ozokidz” @ Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell
• Ozomatli (with Raya Brass Band) @ Rough Trade NYC
• Ed Sheeran @ the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
• Aretha Franklin @ Radio City Music Hall (tomorrow and Sunday)
• WFUV PRESENTS: The Big Backyard BBQ and Music Festival @ the New York Botanical Garden (tomorrow and Sunday) *The Lone Bellow performs Saturday.
SUNDAY (the 15th):
• Chvrches (with The Range and Hunters) @ McCarren Park
• Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Robert Randolph And The Family Band @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
• Joe Ely and Lenny Kaye (with Lucette) @ City Winery
• Eric Andersen with Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams with Byron Isaacs @ the Towne Crier Café
• Dan Croll (with I Am Oak) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
• Eleanor Friedberger (with Alvvays) @ Brooklyn Bowl
• Richard Julian Band @ Rockwood Music Hall
• WFUV PRESENTS: Lucinda Williams (with Kenneth Brian Band) @ the Tarrytown Music Hall

Today in History

In 1966, the United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda vs. Arizona that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. 



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