In The Groove: Getting you ready for Danielle Ponder’s June show at El Club in Detroit

Listen to “In the Groove” with Ryan Patrick Hooper weekdays from noon-3 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

I’m making Danielle Ponder’s upcoming show at El Club in Southwest Detroit on June 21 an official In The Groove must-go show.

Need another reason? Detroit’s own Vespre will open for Ponder, who is spotlighted in this episode.

Plus new music from Swamp Dogg (who might’ve released the best country album of the year so far), Brittany Howard, Fontaines D.C. and SAHRA.

And there’s more listener picks with your favorite songs of 2024 so far. Leave me a voicemail on the GROOVE-LINE at 313-577-3414 with your name, your favorite song released this year or maybe your favorite song/artist you discovered on In The Groove! I’ll play them all this week on the show.

See the listener picks I played along with everything else in the playlist below. Listen to the episode for two weeks after it airs using the player above.

In The Groove with Ryan Patrick Hooper Playlist for June 5, 2024

  • “To Be Still” – Brittany Howard
  • “Little Monk (feat. Karriem Riggins)” – South Hill Experiment
  • “Oblighetto (J Dilla Remix)” – Brother Jack McDuff
  • “Count The Days (feat. Jenny Lewis)” – Swamp Dogg
  • “Nothing Compares To You” – Britti
  • “Dumpalltheguns (feat. Danielle Ponder)” – Adi Oasis
  • “It’ll Never Happen Again (Zach Witness Remix)” – Lady Blackbird
  • “So Long” – Danielle Ponder
  • “Mysterons” (Live at Roseland Ballroom) – Portishead
  • “Alone Again” – SAHRA
  • “Hangin’ On Your Lips” – Cousin Kula
  • “Midnight sun” – Nilüfer Yanya (listener pick!)
  • “Starburster” – Fontaines D.C. (listener pick!)
  • “Slow Learner” – Viagra Boys
  • “First Wave Intact” – Secret Machines
  • “SOS” – Little Simz
  • “MOOVIES” – Tierra Whack
  • “Reasons” – Madelyn Grant (listener pick!)
  • “Broken Man” – St. Vincent
  • “Estrelar (feat. Marcos Valle & Patricia Alvi)” – Sonzeira
  • “The Audience” – Herbert
  • “Casanova” – Bryan Ferry
  • “To Ardent (feat. Nancy Sinatra) [Grovesnor Radio Edit]” – Black Devil Disco Club
  • “Inspector Norse” – Todd Terje
  • “Don’t Stop the Dance (Todd Terje remix)” – Bryan Ferry
  • “High Pressure Days (Todd Terje Remix)” – The Units
  • “Let It Happen” – Tame Impala
  • “Some Of Us Are Brave” – Danielle Ponder
  • “Mississippi Goddam” – Nina Simone

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  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host of "In the Groove" on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.