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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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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Puddles Pity Party Plays Santa Barbara

Singing Clown Brings Tragicomic Ballads to Lobero

The singing clown brings his tragicomic baritone ballads to the Lobero.

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Good Music Harvest

Tom Brosseau, Sun Araw, Too Many Zooz, and More

Tom Brosseau, Sun Araw, Too Many Zooz, and More

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Out of the Mud & Ashes

Community Confronts Thomas Fire, Debris Flow in Arts Showcase

Community confronts the Thomas Fire and debris flow with a cathartic arts showcase.

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Sophie Rose Headlines Girls Rock Benefit

Singer/Songwriter/Producer Helps Change Musical Landscape

‘Raise Her Voice’ is meant to be a loud and clear statement for a changing music industry.

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Bright Brown, Hinds, and Amo Amo

Brooklyn-Based Chapman Stick Player, Spanish Garage Rockers, and Omar Velasco’s Psychedelic Crew Come to Town

The Brooklyn-based Chapman Stick player, Spanish garage rockers, and Omar Velasco’s psychedelic crew come to town.

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Laurence Juber’s Guitarist Gold at SOhO

Grammy Award–Winning Composer Blends Past and Present with ‘Touchstones’

The Grammy Award–winning composer blends past and present on ‘Touchstones.’

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