Photos: Shopping at Rickshaw Stop

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 [...]

By |March 13, 2020|Tags: |

Shopping release third LP, playing Rickshaw Stop with the World

(photo: CJ Monk) UK dance-punk trio Shopping have returned with a punchy new full-length called The Official Body, and are set to headline a show at Rickshaw Stop on March 22 with support from Portland's Lithics and Oakland's the World. Following 2013's Consumer Complaints and 2015’s Why Choose, The Official Body finds Rachel Aggs, Billy Easter, and Andrew Milk incorporating synth bass and drum pads into their standard guitar, drums, and bass setup in order to "amp up the party vibe" on their third release with FatCat Records. Watch the videos for The Official Body singles "The Hype" and "Suddenly [...]

By |March 12, 2018|Tags: |

Live This Month: March 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: March 2018 (Podcast #424) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. The terrific punk trio Shopping, pictured above, is one of a number of great artists coming to the Bay Area this month. Also from the UK is L.A. Salami, who is touring around a highly-anticipated second LP of melodic, lyrical folk-rock. This mix also includes two standout bands from Canada, Edmonton's Faith Healer and Montreal post-punk band Ought. New York City's Combo Chimbita describes its music as [...]

London post-punk outfit Shopping coming to The Knockout

Photo By Jenna Foxton In the pantheon of un-Googeable band names (I’m thinking Girls, Women and the Men get top prizes,  along with the most-NSFW one, Perfect Pussy), Shopping has to be right up there. Which is a shame (unless you’re into the whole rock mystique thing), since the art-rock trio has such an exciting brand of music to offer. Based out of London, the band expertly borrows from some of its ancestral forebears who have perfected that ephemeral “UK” kind of sound. The icy minimalism of Young Marble Giants, the spiky guitars of Gang of Four, and [...]

By |October 30, 2015|Tags: |
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