It’s too easy to get turned off by electronic music. The chirping blips and bass thumps can sound more like easily programmed algorithms than the work of actual musicians. A sense of cold, calculated artificiality often overshadows the passion and individuality that make live performances so vital for music fans. Holy Fuck, an electronic-based group from Toronto, are an interesting alternative. By eschewing computers in favor of vintage keyboards and tweaked gadgets of all sorts, Holy Fuck play, rather than program, everything you hear — from blissed-out, 8-bit funk to droning post-rock mood-setters. The band’s latest album, Latin, marks the addition of a full-time bass player and drummer, making Holy Fuck even more adept at filling dance floors and constructing a blistering path to full-on rock glory. Holy Fuck, with Nice Nice, play the Grog Shop at 9 p.m. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 day of show.—Matt Whelihan
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