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.
An Open Letter from the Next Generation
An open letter from the next generation
Renowned Author Returns to the Arlington Theatre with 'Theft by Finding'
The renowned author returns to the Arlington Theatre with 'Theft by Finding.'
Slow-Paced Thought-Provoker Examines Amazonian Exploration
The slow-paced thought-provoker examines Amazonian exploration.
U.K. Act Talks Coachella, New Songs, and the Meaning of 4/20
The U.K. act talks Coachella, new songs, and the meaning of 4/20.
One of Santa Barbara's Favorite Spanish Guitarists Makes Recording Premier
One of Santa Barbara's favorite Spanish guitarists makes his recording premier.
Swedish Synth-Soul Sensations Join Glass Animals at S.B. Bowl
The Swedish synth-soul sensations join Glass Animals at S.B. Bowl.
An Overnight Not For the Faint of Heart, In the Heart of the San Rafael Wilderness
An overnight not for the faint of heart, in the heart of the San Rafael Wilderness.
Cheap Eats and Chimichurri Delights at New State Street Spot
Cheap eats and chimichurri delights at new State Street spot.
One of Sunday’s Best Acts Talks Grammys, Brazil
One of Sunday’s best acts talks the Grammys and Brazil.
Australian Rockers Talk New Album ‘The Weather,’ Australian Music, and Aesthetics
The Australian rockers talk new album ‘The Weather,’ Australian music, and aesthetics.