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.

Recent Stories

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Talkin’ Toad with Dean Dinning

Toad the Wet Sprocket Returns to Ojai’s Libbey Bowl

Toad the Wet Sprocket returns to Ojai’s Libbey Bowl.

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State Flower’s New Labor of Love

The S.B. Supergroup Shines on Self-Titled EP

The S.B. supergroup shines on self-titled EP.

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Hot Summer Nights on State

Summer Concerts at S.B. Central Library, Breakfast Culture Club, SOhO, and Les Marchands

Summer concerts at S.B. Central Library, Breakfast Culture Club, SOhO, and Les Marchands.

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Staying Positive on State This Fourth

New Music by Rebelution, Mad Caddies, and Kyle Nicolai

New music by Rebelution, Mad Caddies, and Kyle Nicolai

Easter Teeth Say Farewell for Now

Venerable Experimental Punk Duo Plays Whiskey Richards Before Hiatus

The venerable experimental punk duo will play Whiskey Richards before a hiatus.

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Kip Nelson Makes ‘Waves After Work’

The Olés Guitarist Releases Excellent EP

The Olés guitarist releases an excellent EP.

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Solstice Weekend Kicks Off Summer

Festival Favorites; Plus Nattali Rize & Jah9, Alonzo Delano, and More

Festival favorites; plus Nattali Rize & Jah9, Alonzo Delano, and more.

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Blazing Trails with Los Padres Forest Association

Four Reasons Why You Should Volunteer in the Los Padres National Forest

Here are four reasons why you should volunteer to work in Los Padres National Forest.

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Clean Spill Kicks Off June with New EP

Also: Shows by State Flower, Easter Teeth, and Slanted Land

Also: shows by State Flower, Easter Teeth, and Slanted Land

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Sanderlings Hatch Debut Album

Pop-Punk Band Celebrates with Breakfast Culture Club Show

The pop-punk band will celebrate with a Breakfast Culture Club show.

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