Another Day Late

Written by Big Smile Staff

Posted May 13, 2007, by Big Hoss.

Josh Hubberman - Drums
Scott Kircher - Guitar
Justin Talbott - Guitar
Marc Calderaro - Bass guitar, Backup vocals
Kohl Hegmann - Vocals

What genre is your music? Voted-#1-World's-Favorite rock.

How did you come up with your band name? The name came from a Brand New lyric Another day late and one year older, it's failure by design." Josh came up with it as a working title. Josh said we'd change it as soon as a better name came along. When it came time to buy merch, Josh was the only one with money, so the name stuck.

Did you have any previous band names? "Fifty Highgate" stuck for like five minutes.

How many people in the band right now are the original band members? 4 Members

What venue has been the best and worst to play at? Mid-Hudson Civic Center for the 2006 Taste of Chaos Tour was cool.

The Pit in Jacksonville Florida was horrible. There was a chain link fence between the band and the crowd and a drunken member of "the F-Your-Mothers" or something of that nature took out his balls and put them through the fence while we were playing and then he passed out -- great venue.

If you could open up for any band who would it be? If we had to choose ... ok, we all have different bands. Josh - Thrice again, Scott - Facing New York, Kohl - Circa Survive, Justin - Fall Of Troy, Marc - "Can I say At the Drive-In?"

Why do you play music? It's impossible to answer this question ernestly without coming off
horribly trite. Really, we just can't express ourselves in any other artform.

What inspires most of your lyrics? Recounting the events of Kohl's life -- whether those events happened or not.

What brought your band together?
Josh worked at Best Buy.
Scott shopped at Best Buy.
Justin dated a girl from Best Buy.
Marc and Kohl "knew" that same girl previously.
Music happened.

When was your band formed? Spring 2004

Where do you wish for your band to be in 5 years? To be sponsored by as many trendy clothing companies as possible and drink all the free Odwalla we can while touring the country. (PS - If you know any Odwalla Reps feel free to pass along this interview.)

Where have you been playing and how is the response? We've been having a lot of fun with our Orange County shows and have been playing Sunset Strip venues recently. More and more people keep showing up; that's all we can ask for.

What other instruments can you guys play? Are you kidding? We can barely play our own instruments. Although, we're all pretty confident we can play each other's parts better than they can.

Any funny or interesting stories after a show or wile on tour or just in general? There're too many to name. Just a few:
Josh locking himself in handcuffs in Ohio.
A 16-year-old in a lifted Dodge Ram driving the wrong way through a
Taco Bell drive-thru.
Watching intra-band fist-fights in Alabama.
Kayaking with a case of illegally bought beer in Georgia. (Illegal
because it was a dry county.)

Oh, there is one story worth telling in detail:

In Michigan, we played a show with a young man who thought he could
hide the fact that he was fake-playingon stage to "his own" CD (that
was clearly not even him). At one point, he put down the electric
guitar (that wasn't even plugged in) while the recording was still
going. He then picked up an acoustic and began to pretend to "solo"
while not even hitting the strings.
After the show, the young man informed us that he sold out the Sydney
Opera House. We just assumed that was the name he gave to his garage.
What do you think about UFOs? Scott barely believes in airplanes, let alone flying objects
without wings. But sure, we'd take a ride in one.

What do you guys do for work right now, other than playing music?
Josh - Retail management,
Marc - Restaurant management/service,
Kohl - In-home IT Tech,
Scott - Paralegal,
Justin - creator of, the premier website for top-ten lists of all sorts --
check it out.

What were some of your favorite bands growing up? Smashing Pumpkins, At The Drive-In, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, U2, Pennywise, Our Lady Peace. Scott doesn't like music.

How old were each of you when starting to play instruments?
Josh - 16
Marc - 12
Scott - 8
Justin - 13
Kohl doesn't play an instrument.

Do any of the members of the band play in any other bands? No.

Have you ever been on tour, how many and how did they go? Yes, 8 billion times. Next question.

But seriously, we have -- the entire east coast and across the country from NY to CA. Howd they go? see prior question about tour stories.

How does it feel to tour with the band members? Five smelly, sweaty dudes in a dude-mobile with no air-conditioning in July in the South. How does that sound to you? Because to us it feels like home.

What do you guys do on the road to keep busy? Play music.

Do you have any advice to bands about to go on their first tour? Freaking' do it. Seriously, just do it.

Do you ever get/find groupies? We've had pretty good luck so far; let's not jinx it.

What's your latest cd? Our full-length, "Ambers and Embers," came out last year, but we're
currently mixing our new EP "News Said It's Raining in New York" which we're completely stoked to get out to YOU.

How did you come up with the title? It's a throw-away line from the Usual Suspects that directly relates to the band, not physically, but emotionally as well.

How long did you wait from start to finish making the CD and how did it feel? The full-length took way too long and felt way too long. The EP has been great. We knew what we were getting into, did it quickly and are more satisfied with the end product.

What do you guys think about it? Awful movie based on a half-way decent book. The Clown-Spider at the end was pretty scary though.

Where can we get it? -- or better yet, come to a show.

What did your fans say about it? Well, it's not out yet, but our fans will say the same thing
they've always said: "ADL is Voted-#1-World's-Favorite Rock."



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