Richie DeMaria

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.

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Songwriters & Radios Go ’Round

SOhO’s 805 Rockers, KCSB’s Courtyard Concert, and more

SOhO’s 805 rockers, KCSB’s courtyard concert, and more

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Trucking On with Derek Trucks

Tedeschi Trucks Cofounder Talks Music Before Arlington Show

The Tedeschi Trucks Band cofounder talks music before the Arlington show.

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Odesza and Sofi Tukker Play Santa Barbara

EDM Masters Close Out the Bowl Season

Electronic dance music masters close out the Bowl season.

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Ace Rivington Opens in La Arcada

Stylish Store Offers Custom-Tailored Jeans

Stylish clothier offers custom-tailored jeans.

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Music to Fall for This Weekend

Parting Lines, Kacey Johansing, Van Goat, and Easter Teeth

Parting Lines, Kacey Johansing, Van Goat, and Easter Teeth

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Andrew Bird’s Sound World

Violin Visionary Shares ‘Echolocations: River’ at UCSB

The violin visionary shares Echolocations: River at UCSB.

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Staying Spirited with Weyes Blood, Father John Misty

The Two’s Spiritual Rock Hits the Arlington; Killer Kaya Returns

The two’s spiritual rock hits the Arlington, and Killer Kaya returns.

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Through Ira’s Looking Glass

A Talk with the ‘This American Life’ Host Ahead of Granada Appearance

A talk with the ‘This American Life’ host ahead of his Granada appearance.

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Talking with The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

Frontman Discusses New Songs, Fantasy, and the Loch Ness Monster

Frontman discusses new songs, fantasy, and the Loch Ness Monster.

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August Ridge Showcases Paso Robles Flavors

New La Arcada Tasting Room Offers Northern Italian Varietals

The new La Arcada tasting room offers northern Italian varietals.

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