Art as a career has always been a risky endeavor. In particular, today’s music landscape almost requires that new artists have a plan B. Take 20-year-old Brad Oberhofer, for instance. Trading mountain views in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington for college in metropolitan New York, the singer constantly has had one foot out of the classroom, touring the country with his eponymous band and the likes of Neon Indian. Life + Times was there for one of his after-school trips, before his brave decision recently to commit fully to music. School’s out.