Richie DeMaria is a Santa Barbara native who feels very fortunate to be working for the Santa Barbara Independent. He is grateful for the opportunity to write about music, movies, food, the outdoors, and interesting people. He enjoys spending his slim amounts of spare time with family and friends, practicing yoga, hanging at the beach, making music of his own, and escaping to the wilderness. With crownlike appendages, red fins, and a greatly elongated, undulating body, he is also believed to be the origin of many sea serpent tales.
St. Paddy’s Gigs Keep the Party Going
St. Paddy’s gigs keep the party going.
SXSW-Bound Band Plays SOhO with Clean Spill, Lvxe, Made Up People
SXSW-bound band plays SOhO with Clean Spill, Lvxe, and Made Up People.
Student Ensemble One of Eight in Nation to Be Selected
The student ensemble is one of eight in the nation to be selected.
805Strong, King Shelter, and More Shows
805Strong, King Shelter, and more shows rock February.
Jim James–Produced Band Helps Montecito at SOhO
The Jim James–produced band will help Montecito at SOhO.
The Coffis Brothers, Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress Round Out Month
The Coffis Brothers, Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress round out the month.
Santa Barbara Prep School Curates Sold-Out Event
Sold-out event a success despite fire, floods, and evacuations.
Mudslides Completely Reshaped Watersheds
Favorite hikes in Santa Barbara front country have been ravaged by fire and flood.
Rock Group Showed Off Sterling Professional Skills and Experimental Prowess
Rock group showed off its sterling professional skills and experimental prowess at its Santa Barbara show on January 18.
Cuyama Mama Teams with Son for Album of Poem-Songs
Cuyama mama teams with son for album of poem-songs.