ARTS Pick: Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker covers DMB album at the Tea Bazaar on Monday. Publicity photo. Ryley Walker covers DMB album at the Tea Bazaar on Monday. Publicity photo.

Pity party playlist: Chicago indie musician Ryley Walker (right) brings sand to the beach when he arrives to play from his latest release—a full cover of the unreleased Dave Matthews Band album The Lillywhite Sessions. The recordings gained cult status after getting shelved by the band in 2001 for being full of “sad bastard songs” (according to Dave) then subsequently leaked on the Internet through the band’s fanbase. Walker says he’s putting the record into official release for the fans, and he is one. “…I was playing Dave Matthews songs as a kid,” the singer-songwriter told Rolling Stone in November. “I learned to jack off and play Dave Matthews songs at the same time. It’s part of my life.”

Monday 12/17 $10, 8pm. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947.