Live Sunday: Jeff Ament Gives Your Ears Something to Do

A RNDM show is at least interesting for the names that make up the headlining act. Surely you’re curious to hear what a Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam’s bassist)/Joseph Arthur (journeyman singer/songwriter/guitarist)/Richard Stuverud (drummer-about-town for bands like the Fastbacks, among others) collaboration sounds like.

Arthur’s sing-alongs are as dominant as you’d expect; Ament has fun on the bass, jumping up and down the neck to make the most of his spot; Stuverud keeps things splashy and gets the pace running when it feels right. With the exception of the boring lyrical sections and occasional overdone harmony, their music is mainly inoffensive adult-contemporary rock; it “gets the job done” in providing sounds that will give people’s ears something to do at a concert venue. They aren’t breaking new ground, but maybe that’s not something their audience is looking for them to do. Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599. 9 p.m. $20. 21 and over.

 
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