Both a writer and a fan of vinyl records since age 5, it wasn't until nearly three decades later that Oregon Native Ethan Maffey derived a plan to marry the two passions by writing about music. From blogging on MySpace in 2007 and then Blogspot, to launching his own website, 83Music, and eventually freelancing for publications in the Pacific Northwest, like Spokane’s alt-weekly Inlander, Ethan’s aim has been to provide fans of music alternatives to the mundane and overplayed. This included a nearly two year stint as the music editor for the Source, where he scoured the Bend music scene drawing attention to local talent and notable touring acts as they passed through town. In addition to deep knowledge of the local music scene, Ethan has an uncanny ability to quote lines from the television show “Friends.” He also has an eye for women’s fashion and feels a kinship with Lucky Day, Steve Martin’s character in ¡Three Amigos!
Les Claypool: still funky, still a badass on the bass
by Ethan Maffey | Aug 22, 2013
Put some work into finding new tunes and you'll be the coolest
by Ethan Maffey | Jan 17, 2013
Hip-hop newcomer Macklemore has an edge when it comes to being a successful rap artist. The 29-year-old, born Ben Haggerty, stands out in the genre by resisting the status quo—he does not conform to an image in order to sell records.
by Ethan Maffey | Oct 11, 2012
Despite absentee parents, singer Neko Case raised herself into a Grammy nominated artist
by Ethan Maffey | Apr 8, 2015
Guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela are flamenco head bangers...sort of
by Ethan Maffey | Mar 18, 2015
by Ethan Maffey | Feb 23, 2015
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by Ethan Maffey | Jan 3, 2015
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