Since we began planning the Solely in Hollywood Music + Arts Competition, we’ve met so many wonderful and provoking artists proper right here in our very personal neighborhood. The competition was conceived to spotlight the abundance of expertise and creativity proper right here in Hollywood. An fascinating a part of the method has been discovering that so many individuals we see on a regular basis right here are musicians and artists, along with their common jobs. Brent A. Nuffer, aka Arthur Autumn, is a type of individuals. By day, he might be discovered outfitting individuals with trendy eyeglasses at Optometrix right here at Hollywood and Vine. By night time, he might be discovered rocking out on stage in a number of varied guises: solo as Arthur Autumn, or with certainly one of a number of bands, together with Barbarian Overlords. He will likely be performing in each guises at #OIH2015.
Solely in Hollywood: We’re so glad you’re enjoying OIH2015, each as a solo artist and along with your band, Barbarian Overlords. What can we anticipate from the 2 totally different exhibits?
Arthur Autumn: And Thank You! I’m thrilled to part of the first annual Solely In Hollywood Music + Arts Competition. Nicely, the exhibits are two very totally different sides to me musically; a bit like polar opposites I assume. The ArthurAutumn present at Resort Café could have a way more chill, folks/songwriter/troubadour sort vibe to it, in a way more intimate, introspective type. It is going to have a fundamental arrange of acoustic guitar, harmonica, raspy vocal, and a handful of tales. I’m actually happy to be returning to the Resort Café, it’s only a excellent vibey setting for this sort of ambiance.
Barbarian Overlords are just about a ROCK AND ROLL band, ya’ know: thunderous drums, deep grooves, loud guitars, and coronary heart in your sleeve wailing vocals. Sweaty, generally bloody, stuff like that. As a lot as I dig enjoying uncooked and alone with an acoustic guitar, there’s a particular thrill to really feel the thump of a band of brothers operating together with you, feeling and heading towards the identical aim. I’m actually excited to deliver it to The Document Parlour. At all times fascinating and a pleasure to play music amongst vinyl data and classic gear, and wonderful stuff everywhere. Been in there a couple of instances looking by way of the vinyl. Wanting ahead to enjoying there, possibly get a little bit osmosis vibes from the vinyl crates…
OIH: You’re employed in the identical constructing because the OIH headquarters – the historic Taft Constructing on the nook of Hollywood & Vine. Do you take pleasure in spending a lot time at this iconic intersection?
AA: Certainly I do. Optometrix has been there for about two years now and we’ve seen a variety of progress and have met a variety of wonderful and provoking individuals. Nicely, it’s an fascinating nook, adventures on a regular basis, that’s for sure! Each time I hear it talked about like that, I consider the Tom Waits track, “Coronary heart Assault & Vine,” which just about sums up the nook. As I stated, we’ve met a variety of nice individuals there and across the block. By the way in which, it’s also called Bob Hope Sq.. He was fairly wonderful.
OIH: What do you want most concerning the music scene in Hollywood?
AA: It’s positively an eclectic scene, and that’s at all times wholesome for music. On any given night time you’ll find different types of sounds sneaking out of the golf equipment, and I like the concept of that. I got here up in a music scene in Michigan the place bands and musicians actually labored arduous to help each other. I’d wish to see extra of that right here, versus everybody simply out for themselves. To me, a part of the joys of making music, is discovering a collective group of like minded musicians/bands who’re all in favour of teaming up for exhibits, or writing or recording collectively. That’s the place you discover the true great thing about a “actual” music scene. That was at all times the driving drive in all the nice music scenes, from Seattle to San Francisco, Motown to Memphis… All of them had that feeling of the “all for one,” and “one for all” mentality. That’s the place you discover the guts beat of a scene and that’s the way it grows and ultimately takes on the world. I’ve met a variety of nice songwriters & bands out right here in Los Angeles. At all times all in favour of constructing exhibits, and lifting one another up…
OIH: You latterly carried out on the Hollywood PAL (Police Actions League) annual dinner, how was that have?
AA: It was an amazing honor, and an exquisite night throughout. All the great of us at Hollywood PAL have been so good to us, and we met some nice individuals doing nice issues. The theme of the night was the evolution of Rock and Roll, so we determined to carry out songs from bands that had a giant affect upon every era. It was simply GK Through, a pal and fellow band mate in Barbarian Overlords and Jetlemons, and myself acoustic. So we “acoustified” all of the songs and it gave all of them a unique texture from the unique recordings. We had a extremely good time and it was an amazing studying course of as effectively.
OIH: Is there one other artist at #OIH2015 that you just’re significantly wanting ahead to seeing?
AA: Nicely after all your band Devin! Devin Tait & The Traitors. Truthfully, I haven’t had a second to look over the listing simply but. Wanting ahead to simply roaming round and testing the websites and the sounds. Ya’ know, watch all of the bands, attempt to steal all their methods, watch their arms for the chord modifications. That form of factor. That’s the good factor about these festivals, generally you uncover artists and bands that you could be not have been conscious of earlier than. Then, you turn into Buddies, you write and file collectively, you type a collective, construct exhibits, create a “scene,” and you’re taking over the world!!! See you there…