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"I just pre-ordered the new Polvo -check out the stream at Merge- So Amazing" -Ryan Adams

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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams will be the first artist in residence at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (313 Bowery) for three weeks leading up to an exhibit of his work, which opens September 23rd (which I guess means, despite a "for lease" sign on the window, the gallery isn't going anywhere yet). During that time, Adams will be "creating additional canvases in the front of the gallery to be auctioned off at the opening. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness."

Adams' paintings are in addition to his recent moves as an author. His first book of short stories and poetry, Infinity Blues, came out in April, and his second, Hello Sunshine, is due in December (or September if you pre-ordered).

Last week, some speculated that Adams, a self-professed metal fan, was the mystery artist behind The Awl's hair-metal-inspired theme song, posted on August 18th. The site has since posted a punk remix of the song.

Polvo performs at the Bell House in Brooklyn on September 24th. Will Ryan perform music at the September 23rd Morrison Hotel Gallery opening? I'm not sure, but there is no mention of it (best to assume no). Some more of Ryan's paintings, and all Polvo dates, below...

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Polvo - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 4 - Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
Sep 5 - Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Sep 6 - Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Sep 24 - The Bellhouse, Brooklyn, New York
Sep 25 - Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, Massachusetts
Sep 26 - Black Cat District of Columbia, Washington DC
Oct 6 - Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
Oct 7 - Berbati's Plan Portland, Oregon
Oct 9 - Slim's San Francisco, California
Oct 10 - Spaceland Los Angeles, California

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Comments (15)

Since when is the Bell House in Williamsburg?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:02 PM

does anyone proof read anything around here?

Posted by nick | August 24, 2009 1:19 PM

"Since when is the Bell House in Williamsburg?"

Since Polvo listed it that way on their MySpace! fixed, thanks.

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 24, 2009 1:34 PM

Since when do people still listen to Ryan Adams?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 4:29 PM

what crap! :/

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 2:34 PM

so I can buy one of these?? can I roll upon it naked?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 2:38 PM

...it seems as tho someone already has, covered in burnt mashmellows and hotdog condiments...lametastic!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 2:39 PM

the worst thing a musician can do is think they're a visual artist.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 9:52 PM

I actually like John Lennon's art and drawings quite a bit, even though he is best known for his music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 11:41 AM

hope the paintings are as good as his music,will be a treat if they are.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 8:55 AM

The last one especially comes out to me as if it had a voice :o

Posted by Dreamweaver Books | December 25, 2009 2:48 PM

paintings are nice, nice style!

Posted by Watch Online Movies | January 13, 2010 6:06 AM

Since when do people still listen to Ryan Adams?

Posted by Payday Loans | March 20, 2010 8:55 AM

I heard That he has solve Health issues and hearing problems have forced him to take time out from music and pursue more gentle goals.

Posted by Security DVRs | June 17, 2010 8:15 AM

Is it just me or do you also think all the time about BRIAN and not RYAN Adams?? :-)

Posted by Paruresis | July 23, 2010 7:11 PM

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