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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Uncle Uncle Kicks Off the New Year

Rising Band one of S.B.’s Best New Acts

Rising band is one of Santa Barbara’s best new acts.

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Rose Lane Studios Blooms

Carp Spot Boasts Media Production Facility

Revamped Carp spot boasts comprehensive media production facility.

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Killer Kaya Offer Their Persimmon Perspective

Prolific Live Act Grows on Third Album

The town's most prolific live act levels up in their newest album.

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Ulysses Jasz: State Street Stalwarts

Band Celebrates 20 Years at James Joyce

Band celebrates playing music for 20 years at the James Joyce.

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PJ Morton on Soul Music

The New Orleans Singer Discusses the Feel of Soul, Style, and Gumbo

The New Orleans singer discusses the feel of soul, style, and gumbo.

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Warming Music as December Rolls In

Area Acts Lucinda Lane, Uncle Uncle, and Eamon Fogarty, Plus Visiting Visionaries

Area acts Lucinda Lane, Uncle Uncle, and Eamon Fogarty, plus visiting visionaries.

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Bhad Bhabie, Metalachi, John Craigie, and More

State Street Is Hopping with Music

State Street venues host myriad musical lineups.

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Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Have Sizable Jazz Chops

Band Gave Joyously Fourth Wall-Breaking Performance

Band gave a joyously fourth wall-breaking performance at UCSB’s Campbell Hall.

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Jazzing It Up with Jeff Goldblum

Actor/Musician and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Play UCSB

The actor/musician and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra play UCSB Saturday, November 3.

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Spooky Good Stuff on (and off) State

Halloween Bashes at SOhO and Velvet Jones, and More

Halloween bashes at SOhO and Velvet Jones, and more.

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