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Vail Valley Music: Party rock band celebrates Agave’s remodel

Caramie Schnell
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily Kinetix, who will be in the Vail Valley Saturday, have played at the Coyote Cafe in Beaver Creek and the Sandbar in West Vail

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Kinetix, who will be in the Vail Valley Saturday, is a Denver pop/rock band that got its start in 2005 when they formed to play a college party at the University of Denver. Each of the five members -singer and keyboardist Eric Blumenfeld, singer and guitarist Adam Lufkin, guitarist Jordan Linit, bassist Josh Fairman and drummer Jack Gargan – have very different backgrounds, covering everything from rock and pop, to ballads and hip hop.

“It took a lot of work and a lot of practice to create our sound,” which band members have termed “party rock,” Blumenfeld said.

The band has performed at the Coyote Cafe in Beaver Creek and the Sandbar in West Vail but this will be their first show at Agave in Avon. Kinetix is performing at the venue’s UnVAILing party Saturday night. The restaurant/bar recently expanded the lower dance floor and added another tier to the balcony upstairs, said Shannon Scott, a manager at Agave.

Two members of Kinetix, Blumenfeld and Lufkin, took time this week to answer a few questions for the Vail Daily.

1. Vail Daily: You’ve most recently been touring with the Flobots. How’s that been going?

Adam Lufkin: It’s been amazing, we’ve really come to love those cats and we are so grateful to all of them that they offered us that opportunity … You know, we’ve learned so much from them about our music and ourselves just by hanging and being around them every day.-

2. VD: Tell me a funny story from one of your recent performances.

Eric Blumenfeld: Adam accidentally called Josh Fairman (bass player), ‘Josh Bassman on the Fair.’

And Josh recently got electrocuted on stage at a toy drive benefit concert … that’s actually kind of sad.

3. VD: You call your music “Party Rock.” What does that mean? Describe your sound for us.-

AL: Anyone can make out whatever definition they want, but for us it’s about letting loose, forgetting problems, feeling sexy, and living it up.

4. You’re performing with Greyboy Allstars in Denver for New Year’s Eve. Are you excited for that show?

EB: They are one of our favorite bands. We did NYE with them in 2007 and getting to do it again is more than we could ask for. It’s going to be a very funky show and a great way to ring in the new year. There is nothing like being surrounded by friends and family at a sold out NYE show.

5. VD: If you could perform with any band, living or dead, who would it be and why?

EB: We want to perform with The Red Hot Chili Peppers because they are our all-time favorite. –

6. VD: What’s your ultimate venue?

AL: As long as we get everyone in the house partying and dancing, it doesn’t really matter.

EB: Or, a spaceship.

7. VD: What’s your opinion of Colorado’s music scene?

AL: This is a great place to build as a band. There are great venues and a lot of opportunity for all different types of music. We’ve been able to see a lot of overseas artists that only hit up the big cities like L.A., Chicago and New York.

The fans kick ass, and they deserve good shows.

High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 970-748-2984 or

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