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, October 2nd! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Sugar Biscuits!


"Hi, We’re The Sugar Biscuits, a new band from Washington DC. While we all have diverse musical tastes, the bands primary influences are punk, indie, college rock, and alt-country from the late 80s and 90s. Our primary focus is on original music and our repetoire of tunes the four us have contributed to is growing fast."

Don't miss the Sugar Biscuits 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!!


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!


Featured Artist at 9:00pm: Skydiver!



"Skydiver originated in Chantilly, VA during the summer of 2013. Singer/songwriter Justin Price decided take his acoustic originals and realize them into full, dynamic songs. Borrowing from rock classics such as Jeff Buckley, as well as experimental masterminds like Pink Floyd and Radiohead, he and bassist Spencer Duggan have managed to create a sound that is both technical and inspired. They currently reside in the DC metropolitan area."

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