Articles by: Beverly Paterson

Tim Coffman – Cruisin’ Pacific Coast Highways: The Longboard Collection (2011)

Being a resident of San Diego, Tim Coffman lives and breathes the tantalizing trimmings of Southern California.

Jamie and Steve – The Next Big Thing EP (2011)

All good music connoisseurs are already familiar with Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel who for more than 30 years now, have been making the world smile with the ear candy they create with the Spongetones

Beverly Paterson’s Top Albums for 2011: Reissues

Today, we climb inside the way-back machine for look at my favorite reissues from 2011, a list that includes established acts like the Kinks and Hollies as well as lost-classic faves like the Strawberry Alarm Clock and Neighb’rhood Childr’n.

Bradburys, Click Beetles, Jigsaw Seen, others – Hi-Fi Christmas Party Volume 3 (2011)

Produced by Dan Pavelich, whose catchy confections with bands like the Bradburys and the Click Beetles have reaped rave reactions from here to eternity, Hi-Fi Christmas Party Volume 3 features a batch of the coolest holiday tunes you could hope for.

Beverly Paterson’s Top Albums for 2011: Rock and Pop

Here are my Top 10 rock and pop albums from 2011, from Fountains of Wayne and the Jigsaw Seen to Dan Markell and the Sean Hutton Supershow …

Rubber Band – XMAS!: The Beatmas (1996)

Since the Beatles are unfortunately no longer around to share their wonderful little holiday tunes with us, I suppose the next best thing to such entertainment is this great disc by Rubber Band.

Marshmallow Overcoat – The Complete Sound (2011)

Congratulations, Marshmallow Overcoat! The Tucson, Arizona band recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and to commemorate the special event, they’ve put together a whopping six-disc box set.

Big Boy Pete and Hilton Valentine – Merry Skifflemas! (2011)

Now here’s a collaboration too good to be true: Two legendary guitarists from two legendary British bands of the early 1960s have teamed up and recorded a Christmas album!

Forgotten series: The Peppermint Trolley Company – Beautiful Sun (1968)

Although the Peppermint Trolley Company’s biggest claim to commercial fame rests in the fact they recorded the theme to the first season of “The Brady Bunch,” they actually cut a clutch of artistically rewarding material

The Human Beinz – Garage Days Vol. 1 (2011)

They’re a wonder hit wonder band, but what a hit it was! It was late in 1967 when the Human Beinz landed the charts with a rollicking cover of “Nobody But Me,” which was originally recorded by the Isley Brothers.