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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Spoon Stirs Up the Rock at Arlington

Drummer Jim Eno Talks New Album, ‘Hot Thoughts’

Drummer Jim Eno talks new album, ‘Hot Thoughts.’

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Azeem Ward's ‘Kaizen’ EP Is Great, Relaxing Musical Tonic

Favorite Flutist's Newest Is Chill and Relaxing

The favorite flutist's newest record is fittingly chill and relaxing.

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Living the Dream with Alastair Greene

Santa Barbara Rocker Celebrates 20 Years with a Show at SOhO

The Santa Barbara rocker celebrates 20 years in the business with a show at SOhO.

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Blind Boys of Alabama’s Gospel at Campbell Hall

Blind Boys of Alabama’s Gospel at Campbell Hall

UC Santa Barbara holiday show offers joy in difficult times.

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Homegrown Fineries with Poetics of the Handmade

Holiday Makers’ Market Features Santa Barbara Artisans and Craftspeople

Holiday makers’ market features Santa Barbara artisans and craftspeople.

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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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