Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon perform a discography-hopping #MicroShow set

Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon performed for 200 lucky winners at St. Paul's Turf Club on December 11, 2017. (MPR Video / Evan Frost, Nate Ryan)
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  • Spoon - Inside Out (MicroShow at the Turf Club) 02:33
  • Spoon - Do I Have To Talk You Into It (MicroShow at the Turf Club) 03:35
  • Spoon - Hot Thoughts (MicroShow at the Turf Club) 03:20
  • Spoon - The Beast and the Dragon, Adored (MicroShow at the Turf Club) 03:43
  • Spoon - Can I Sit Next To You (MicroShow at the Turf Club) 03:31
  • Spoon - Do You (MicroShow at the Turf Club) 03:52
  • Spoon - I Ain't The One (MicroShow at the Turf Club) 04:15
  • Spoon - Rainy Taxi (MicroShow at the Turf Club) 02:46

On Dec. 11, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon, who performed at the Turf Club in St. Paul. Attendees of the concert were those who had won tickets to the show through The Current's on-air and online giveaways to the event.

Britt and Alex performed a set of eight songs drawn from Spoon's latest album, Hot Thoughts, as well as three from They Want My Soul (2014) and one from Gimme Fiction (2005). See photos from the show, below.

Set List


"Inside Out"
"Do I Have To Talk You Into It"
"Hot Thoughts"
"The Beast and the Dragon, Adored"
"Can I Sit Next To You"
"Do You"
"I Ain't the One"
"Rainy Taxi"

Songs 1, 6 and 8 from Spoon's 2014 album, They Want My Soul, available on Loma Vista/ANTI- Records. Songs 2, 3, 5 and 7 from Spoon's 2017 album, Hot Thoughts, available on Matador Records. Song 4 is from Spoon's 2005 release, Gimme Fiction, available on Merge Records.

This MicroShow is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company.

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Turf Club, St. Paul, Minn.

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7 Photos

  • Britt Daniel of Spoon at The Current's MicroShow
    Britt Daniel of Spoon performs at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., as part of The Current's MicroShow. (Jules Ameel for The Current)
  • Britt and Alex of Spoon perform a Microshow at the Turf Club on Monday.
    Britt and Alex of Spoon flew into the Twin Cities for the day to perform a 30-minute set at the Turf Club in St. Paul on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Ellen Schmidt | MPR)
  • Britt and Alex of Spoon perform a Microshow at the Turf Club on Monday.
    Britt and Alex of Spoon flew into the Twin Cities for the day to perform a 30-minute set at the Turf Club in St. Paul on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Ellen Schmidt | MPR)
  • Britt and Alex of Spoon perform a Microshow at the Turf Club on Monday.
    Britt and Alex of Spoon flew into the Twin Cities for the day to perform a 30-minute set at the Turf Club in St. Paul on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Ellen Schmidt | MPR)
  • Britt and Alex of Spoon perform a Microshow at the Turf Club on Monday.
    Britt and Alex of Spoon flew into the Twin Cities for the day to perform a 30-minute set at the Turf Club in St. Paul on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Ellen Schmidt | MPR)
  • The crowd watches Britt and Alex of Spoon perform at the Turf Club.
    The crowd watch as Britt and Alex of Spoon perform a 30-minute Microshow on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Ellen Schmidt | MPR)
  • Spoon MicroShow set list
    Spoon set list for The Current's MicroShow at the Turf Club. (Jules Ameel for The Current)

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