Image by Jody Rosenblatt
Image by Jody Rosenblatt

Strictly an instrumental band, long after such a thing stopped existing, Rifamos evokes both the vast, expansive deserts of the American West and the narrow, shadowy alleys of East Los Angeles. Rifamos’s influences include surf, bullfighting, the Mediterranean, ’60s psychedelic garage bands, and of course classic spaghetti westerns.