All Go West, the West Asheville music festival, gave Scene a sneak pre
view of a few of the bands in its lineup for the April 27 event.
Electronica-pop-rock RBTS WIN, which made a splash during MoogFest a couple years back, and pan-jazz fusion act Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, are two bands that will play the street festival, in and around the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall at 743 Haywood Road. Some 20 bands will play outside the Isis and on the first-floor stage inside the venue, organizer Arieh Samson said. The music runs noon-to 10 p.m. outside, and until 2 a.m. inside Isis.
On Saturday, fest organizers announced that the winning band in its Facebook poll was a relatively new indie rock group, Comet West. Formed last year, the four-man act describes its music as high-energy, “with a melodic and groovy backbone.” Because the group got 437 votes in a poll of local bands like The Critters and The Krektones, Comet West wins a spot in the All Go West lineup.
All Go West, which kicked off in 2010 and 2011 but took a break last year, now includes a food event, Savor the Westside, a tasting of dishes from West Asheville restaurants and breweries.
Doug Stephens and his Ashevillain Skate Co. will host skateboarding demonstrations and contests throughout the day on the grounds of the fest, with skaters from around the region.
For details, check out All Go West Music Festival on Facebook. Stay tuned to www.allgowest.com for details in the coming weeks.