Band: Lookout Point
Members: Andy Goforth (lead vocals, guitar), Dustin Ward (percussion), Pete Baker (bass, vocals)
Who we talked to: Ward, 21
Where'd the name come from? When we started, we were all from York. There was never really a place growing up like a Lovers' Lane or Lookout Point where kids went with the their dates, so we decided we'd create a Lookout Point for them to go to.
Describe your sound/style: We're modern rock, but we throw in indie and punk.
Who are your influences? The Smashing Pumpkins have had a lot of influence on us. Just a lot of that '90s stuff like Gin Blossoms, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Green Day. All that '90s rock.
Last three albums you guys have been listening to? Coheed and Cambria "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3"; Jimmy Eat World's "Bleed American," which was later self-titled after Sept. 11; and Sparta's "Wiretap Scars."
Worst song on the radio right now? Oh, man, all of them. The new Chili Peppers stuff is pretty bad. It's just two notes and a groove. And anything by Gwen Stefani, like that bananas song ("Hollaback Girl").
Who is your biggest musical guilty pleasure? I fall for a lot of that fun '80s stuff like Eddie Money, but there's nothing wrong with Eddie Money.
If you could share the stage with any band or artist, who would it be and why? I'd have to go with the Foo Fighters. They have a good energy about them, so I'd go with them.
What songs do you or would you like to cover? We try to do all originals, but if we get asked to do a two-hour show, we'll play some other stuff like Jimmy Eat World's "A Praise Chorus" and The Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock." The Smashing Pumpkins were just huge in the '90s rock scene, so we just try and capture what they did.
Plug one other local band: Starfell. They're just really cool guys. It's hard to find people that are really nice.
What do you guys need to work on as a band? Probably marketing and promoting. I feel like we're pretty good musically.
Shoutouts: Anyone that just talks to us. Anthony from The Mayor's Wife. They're just in high school, but those kids are so supportive. Anyone that makes us feel like Gods, we'll appreciate.
- JASON COX, FLIPSIDE STAFF