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!
The Pickathon festival shifts gears with its boldest lineup ever
by Ethan Maffey | Aug 1, 2013
Washington based band Polecat will bring their fiddle-laden compositions to McMenamins next Wednesday, March 14.
by Ethan Maffey | Mar 7, 2012
by Ethan Maffey | Oct 24, 2012
Naomi Hooley and Rob Stroup's folksy take on holiday music
by Ethan Maffey | Dec 12, 2013
Every so often we'll introduce you to one of best local venues or share ideas for where to can catch a killer out-of-town show.
by Ethan Maffey | Sep 26, 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
by Ethan Maffey | Jan 16, 2015
by Ethan Maffey | Jan 3, 2015
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