Shopping at the Rickshaw Stop, by Ian Young

Shopping (photo: Ian Young)

Besides a few people wearing masks and gloves, Tuesday night seemed like any other night at Rickshaw Stop. A full crowd was buzzing with energy (and probably beer, let’s be honest) in anticipation of seeing two impossible-to-google post punk bands: Britain’s Shopping and LA’s Automatic.

Shopping is a powerhouse of frenetic energy, thumping bass grooves and catchy hooks that can convince anyone to dance their cares — or worries about a global pandemic and economic meltdown — away.

Automatic was a delightful surprise for many in the crowd, and they gained dozens of new fans after their spirited and confident set. Check out their first full length album on Stones Throw records.