On Friday night, Bethlehem-based garage rock foursome Doctor Ransom threw a bash to celebrate the release of their self-titled EP.
True to form, the band gave those in attendance got a sampling of the history of rock, with underlying sensibilities reminiscent of the genre’s vintage acts (they even threwin a cover of The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby”), tying them into more modern punk and alt-rock influences (a Weezer-like energy was prominent throughout their performance). Through it all, you could tell that these are four guys who genuinely enjoy playing together, and that they’re excited about the music they’ve put forth.
Also, I want to note that I had the chance to check out the opening set of Doctor Ransom bassist Andrew Rutledge, who offered a nice contrast by performing his tender acoustic ballads to warm things up for the night. Flat out, the dude can sing! I look forward to hearing more of what he has in store for us as a solo artist, as well.
We did snag a few hazy photos in the trademark low light of The Funhouse. Here you go!