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.
Brooklyn-Based Chapman Stick Player, Spanish Garage Rockers, and Omar Velasco’s Psychedelic Crew Come to Town
The Brooklyn-based Chapman Stick player, Spanish garage rockers, and Omar Velasco’s psychedelic crew come to town.
Grammy Award–Winning Composer Blends Past and Present with ‘Touchstones’
The Grammy Award–winning composer blends past and present on ‘Touchstones.’
September Brings Future Islands, Rainbow Girls, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and More.
September brings Future Islands, Rainbow Girls, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and more.
Area Favorites Joined by Stephen Marley, Common Kings, and Zion I
The area favorites will be joined by Stephen Marley, Common Kings, and Zion I.
Bay Area R&B Act Joins ZZ Ward, Booker T. Jones, and More
Bay Area R&B Act Joins ZZ Ward, Booker T. Jones, and more.
The Second Annual Polo & Wine Festival Happens on September 8
The second annual Polo & Wine Festival happens on September 8.
Rainbow Girls Join Ada Vox, Dev, and More
Rainbow Girls Join Ada Vox, Dev, and more
The ‘American Idol’ Front-Runner Talks Making Dreams Come True
The ’American Idol’ front-runner and Pacific Pride performer talks making dreams come true.
SoCal Saxophonist’s Septet Returns to SOhO
SoCal saxophonist’s septet returns to SOhO.
Vinyl Williams, Winter, Lucki, Ghoul, and More Bring the Heat to Santa Barbara
Williams, Winter, Lucki, Ghoul, and more bring the heat to Santa Barbara.