Recommended by Cervante Pope
Take the electronic, synth-drenched fervor of new wave ’80s acts like the Cure and Depeche Mode and add in the despondent vocals, frank sexual overtones, and sexbeat sounds, and you've got Ritual Veil. On their debut EP, Wolf in the Night, the Portland trio—composed of members of Steel Chains and the now-defunct Smoke Rings—tips their chained biker caps in homage to the dark romanticism of the past without sounding cliché at a time when leather-and-lace goth subcultures are the latest social media craze.
1305 SE 8th, Portland, Oregon 97214
Hours: Daily 3pm-2:30am