Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo has been bringing acoustic rock and old-time country to the Washington DC Metro Area since 2006. Whether performing original music or classic material, Alex’s voice is “reminiscent of Johnny Cash, though often sung with Jello Biafra’s inflection” (Matthew Stabley, NBCWashington.com) and “sounds like Nick Cave reinterpreting the early songbook of Bill Callahan” (The Big Easy - MetroMusicScence.com). “El Rojo” to his friends, Parez takes inspiration from epic troubadours Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and local balladeer John Bustine amongst various other artists. In trio mode, Alex is flanked by accomplished harmonica sideman Terry Boes and prolific bassist Derek Evry who is also a fantastic songwriter, singer, guitarist and band leader. Alex has also performed with several other local musicians for various tribute shows.

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Open Mic Night Wednesday Nights at Rhodeside Grill Hosted By Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo

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Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington

Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Wednesday nights! Please do come join us once again Wednesday night, December 18th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Frank Oelschlager of Terminal Switch!


Genre Alternative Rock

Band Members Frank Oelschlager, Craig Liddell

Hometown McLean, Virginia

About Terminal Switch is an indie/alt rock band that uses unique rhythmic elements with poignant lyrics

Terminal Switch is a Northern Virginia based rock band formed in 2017 that uses unique rhythmic elements combined with poignant lyrics. Founding members Frank Oelschlager and Craig Liddell bring an authentic voice to the rock movement with innovative lyrics on a variety of tracks.

Frank Oelschlager, the primary songwriter for Terminal Switch, is a Northern Virginia native with musical roots reaching back to his multi-instrumental talented childhood. He added his vocal talent to the mix in early 2016.

Craig Liddell has played bass and guitar for nearly 40 years in a variety of rock, pop, acoustic and alternative/progressive bands in his native Sydney, Australia, as well as California and around the NoVa/DC region.

Appearing at featured Open Mic nights and local venues such as O'Sullivans Herndon, Marble and Rye The Vinyl Lounge and the IOTA Club & Cafe, Terminal Switch continues to share their individual and original sound with the NOVA and DC Area. Find and follow Terminal Switch for updated appearances and events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. @TerminalSwitch.

Don't miss Frank Oelschlager's 30 minute set immediately following the 2nd signup at 10:00pm!!

And open mic night is FREE, NO COVER! All ages til 10:00pm then 21+ after 10:00pm. See you all again this Wednesday!!!! Yay!!!! Can't wait!!!! :-) For more information please visit http://www.alexparez.com/ and http://www.rhodesidegrill.com/ Thank you!!