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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Shamrocking on State Street

St. Pat’s Shows, Plus Arlo Guthrie, Glitter Fish, and More

St. Pat’s Shows, plus Arlo Guthrie, Glitter Fish, and more.

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‘Camping Kids in the Mysterious Beyond’

Author and Illustrator’s Children’s Book Explores Bright Sides in Tough Times

Author and illustrator’s children’s book explores bright sides in tough times.

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Snarky Puppy at the Granada

Jazz-Rock-Fusion Ensemble Thundered Through Fluid Set

The jazz-rock-fusion ensemble thundered through a fluid set of mostly new songs.

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The Phone Booth’s Sonic Epitaph

Santa Barbara Indie Rockers Honor Friend with ‘Roman’

Santa Barbara indie rockers honor friend with “Roman” and SOhO show

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March into March with Music

Young Million, Bryce Vine, Chris Fossek, and More

Young Million, Bryce Vine, Chris Fossek, and more

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Feelin’ It this February

Kolars, Private Island, Shook Twins, Jade Jackson, and More

Kolars, Private Island, Shook Twins, Jade Jackson, and more.

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The Olés Expand Their Sound at SOhO

The Band Celebrates ‘Rise’ with Imaginative Reggae-Rock-Hip-Hop Blend

The band celebrates their new album ‘Rise’ with an imaginative reggae-rock-hip-hop blend.

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Have a Folky, Funky February

Adrienne Lenker, Dante Elephante, The Shorelines Kick Off the Month

Adrienne Lenker, Dante Elephante, and The Shorelines kick off the month.

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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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