Open Mic Night Hosted by Alex Parez at Rhodeside Grill! THURSDAY! April 6th! 7:00pm-12:00am! Featured at 9:30pm: John Bustine!!

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Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington

We're back ☺ Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo! Please do come join us once again Thursday night, April 6th! YES, THURSDAY night this time! AGAIN! DOWNSTAIRS!! And please note that we have gone back to the original format we had for open mic night back when we were at IOTA Club and Cafe oh, so many, many moons ago: ONE signup at 7:00pm. I will perform a 30 minute set at 7:30pm, folks who sign up will perform 8:00pm-12:00am with a 30 minute break at 9:30pm for the featured artist.

Featured at 9:30pm: John Bustine

Spotify - John Bustine

"John Bustine, a New-Englander born and no preacher's son; a misspent youth consisting mainly of looking for a way out; John turned to the comforts of Washington D.C. and began writing songs. Drawing on traditional folk and country for his musical backdrop, he pulled from his life experiences, turning them into fairytales written for malevolent youth. John Bustine: a traveler, a sage, a poet, possibly a sailor, charts a course revealing the beauty hidden within the concealed dark side of the American Spirit." -Digipak.

"Pensacola" is just one of many haunting songs on John Bustine's debut album Waltzes & Pleas. Drawing from Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash, the singer paints vivid images that burst with darkness and desperation." - NPR

Don't miss John Bustine's 30 minute set at 9:30pm!!

And open mic night is FREE, NO COVER! See you all again Thursday, April 6th!!!! Yay!!!! Can't wait!!!! 🙂

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FYI here is what is provided:

  • Two QSC K8.2 Mains
  • Two QSC CP8 monitors
  • Mackie ProFX16v3 16-channel Mixer with USB and Effects
  • Up to Five Vocal Mics, mic stands, XLR cables, etc
  • Amplified House Cajon plus tambourine and salt n' pepper shakers (I'm happy to accompany you or if you prefer a band mate to join then they can use these)
  • Two floor tuner pedals for two acoustic or electric guitars or bass guitar/up to four quarter inch cables/channel inputs
  • I'm also happy to accompany you on my acoustic guitar and harmony vocals if I know the song you're performing
  • Basic Yamaha Acoustic Guitar - no pick up, I'll put a mic in front it for you
  • I provide new sanitary mic covers for every performer
  • House Music before and after and between acts, also provided by yours truly
  • Full Stereo Sound for any electronic devices performers are using

Thank you all again, hope to see everybody April 6th!! :-) <3

All my love, always <3

El Rojo