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.
Rising Band one of S.B.’s Best New Acts
Rising band is one of Santa Barbara’s best new acts.
Carp Spot Boasts Media Production Facility
Revamped Carp spot boasts comprehensive media production facility.
Prolific Live Act Grows on Third Album
The town's most prolific live act levels up in their newest album.
Band Celebrates 20 Years at James Joyce
Band celebrates playing music for 20 years at the James Joyce.
The New Orleans Singer Discusses the Feel of Soul, Style, and Gumbo
The New Orleans singer discusses the feel of soul, style, and gumbo.
Area Acts Lucinda Lane, Uncle Uncle, and Eamon Fogarty, Plus Visiting Visionaries
Area acts Lucinda Lane, Uncle Uncle, and Eamon Fogarty, plus visiting visionaries.
State Street Is Hopping with Music
State Street venues host myriad musical lineups.
Band Gave Joyously Fourth Wall-Breaking Performance
Band gave a joyously fourth wall-breaking performance at UCSB’s Campbell Hall.
Actor/Musician and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Play UCSB
The actor/musician and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra play UCSB Saturday, November 3.
Halloween Bashes at SOhO and Velvet Jones, and More
Halloween bashes at SOhO and Velvet Jones, and more.