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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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Alex Parez hosting Songbyrd Open Mic Night!

Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2475 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo hosting Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe open mic night!

www.alexparez.com

Featured artist at 9:00pm: Brent Funkhouser!

https://www.brentfunkhousermusic.com/

"​Brent Funkhouser is building a reputation for beautiful songs in the Americana tradition; his work is often compared to Tyler Childers and Gordon Lightfoot, with a vocal delivery that recalls that of Jason Isbell. Hailing from an underrepresented niche in the American landscape, the Shenandoah Valley, Funkhouser is rapidly expanding his audience while developing his catalogue. Shooting A Horse (2018), his 4th release, presents fresh material to the Americana music scene that is observant, romantic, and at times political, delivered in a style that showcases his multi-instrumentalism; he sings and plays guitar, but also C6 lap steel, 5-­ string banjo, keyboards, bass, harmonica, alto saxophone and accordion.

He has shared stages with award-winning country singer-songwriter Phil Vassar, Jounce (Danny Tamberelli), John-Robert, Lilac War, Rob Cheathem, Delaplane, Little River Creek Police, UK-­‐based folk duo Ophelia, Morgan Dean, Ben Kunkle, Matthew Mozingo, Halen Sykes, Mike Mangum, the Walnut Ridge Boys, and many other acts. He is a member of BMI, the Americana Music Association, and the Songwriters Association of Washington.

Brent performs at some of Americana's finest festivals and in some of its better rooms. He’s played at the Edinburg Ole Time Festival, Dayton Redbud Festival, and the Cyclovia Earth-­‐Day festival, as well as having done charity work for Relay for Life and other events. He’s toured throughout Virigina, eastern Tennessee and across South Carolina, Northern Virginia, and North Carolina’s triangle area."

Don't miss Brent Funkhouser's 30 minute set at 9:00pm!

Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night Wednesday Nights 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, August 14th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm, our very own, Raysun!

https://jham.bandcamp.com/album/raysun

Don't miss Raysun'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!!

Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night Wednesday Nights 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, August 7th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 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!!

Alex The Red Parez and The Hell Rojos Featuring Terry Boes and Derek Evry Live! at Marx Cafe! Sunday, August 4th, 10pm!

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Marx Cafe, 3203 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC

Alex The Red Parez and The Hell Rojos featuring Terry Boes and Derek Evry Live! At Marx Cafe! Performing all the songs on our upcoming second album! Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 10pm-12am!

www.alexparez.com

Alex Parez hosting Songbyrd Open Mic Night!

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Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2475 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo hosting Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe open mic night!

www.alexparez.com

Featured artist at 9:00pm: Sid Silwal!

https://soundcloud.com/sid409

https://www.facebook.com/sidsilwal

About Sid Silwal:

"I am a singer/ songwriter driven by noises and melodies around me and also in my own head."

"Sid Silwal is a singer-songwriter, originally from Nepal who has lived in Beijing, China for 10 years where he explored the local rock music scene and played in the indie rock/punk band Redundant Seconds. They have their latest EP out on Spotify called 'Moonlight Sewage' released on 2018. Now he is based in Arlington,VA and is following indie rock and folk tradition. He has been playing in different open mics around DC and Virginia to grow closer to the community and discover new interests. You can check out his solo project on soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/sid409"

Don't miss Sid Silwal's 30 minute set at 9:00pm!

Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night Wednesday Nights 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, July 31st! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Liah!

https://www.facebook.com/liahvane/

Don't miss Liah'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!!

Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night Wednesday Nights 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, July 24th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Damion Wolfe!

https://damionwolfe.com/

Don't miss Damion'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!!