"Iota has a full night of Americana music planned for Thursday August 10 with three great acts. Local rock legend Alex Parez, who is frequent at Iota, will play with his band The Hell Rojos bringing acoustic rock and old-time country. Joining them are the alt-country and Americana band from DC area The Walkways. Headlining the night is the "bourbon infused Americana" sounds from the husband and wife band The Crooked Angels. Cover is $10 and doors open at 7:30pm with music usually starting around 9pm."

http://clarendonnights.blogspot.com/2017/08/crooked-angels-at-iota.html

 "On Monday April 17 you can catch Alex The Red Parez and The Hell Rojos will be headlining at Galaxy Hut for their 4th Annual Earth Day Show. Alex Parez is one of the most active players in the local Clarendon music scene, with Alex hosting Iota's open mic night every Wed, manning the door at Iota, and playing frequently in the area. Also playing that night will be Sunchild. Music starts at 8:30pm with the usual $5 cover." - Bill Ryan, Clarendon Nights Blog

http://clarendonnights.blogspot.com/2017/04/alex-parez-at-galaxy-hut.html

 “Last Thursday night Iota hosted its second Haiti Relief Benefit. The line-up advertised was "The Torches with Adrian Hardkor, Wes Tucker, Alex the Red Parez, and more." Unfortunately the extensive trek across the Potomac caused me to miss the first two acts - Adrian Hardkor and Alex the Red Parez. Those who managed to get to the show before me were able to hear both of the acoustic acts and said they enjoyed them. Both bands play tons of shows in the DC metro area so if you missed them on Thursday you can catch them again in the coming weeks. Hats off to all the bands for playing quality music to help Haiti and making it worth the trip out of DC for the evening.” - Kris, The Vinyl District

 http://vinyldistrict.blogspot.com/2010_02_03_archive.html

 “Alex the Red at Solly's: "Next we get a jam session submission featuring sights and song. Singer songwriter Alex the Red Parez aka El Rojo says a great crowd came out for a show at Solly's on U street. It's a great example of the community supporting our local artists.” - Angie Goff, WUSA9.com

http://www.wusa9.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=326052343001#/Alex+the+Red+performs+at+Solley%27s/326052343001

“Alex "the Red" Robert Parez is an acoustic performer who sounds like Nick Cave reinterpreting the early songbook of Bill Callahan (Smog).” -  The Big Easy, MetroMusicScene.com

 http://www.metromusicscene.com/search?q=alex+parez

 “Also deserving a bigger audience was local singer-songwriter Alex the Red Robert Parez, armed only with his voice and a guitar. His interpretation of Americana was a sort of loungey take, and his voice was reminiscent of Johnny Cash, though often sung with Jello Biafra's inflection. And he betrayed an affection for Bruce Springsteen, closing his set with a couple of Boss covers, "because I've been listening to him a lot lately." Check him out Wednesdays in August at Polly's Cafe.” - Matthew Stabley, nbcwashington.com

http://www.nbcwashington.com/the-scene/archive/The_Foundry_Field_Recordings_At_The_Red__The_Black.html 

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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!!

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: Caryn Switaj!

https://carynswitaj.bandzoogle.com/

"Caryn Switaj is an inspirer, singer, songwriter and poet from Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her last name is pronounced Swee-thai (like Thailand) and means “The Dawn” in Polish. Having spent time in the North, South, East, and West of the United States, Caryn now calls Northern Virginia home. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains right off the Appalachian Trail, and draws inspiration from being in Nature.

Her music connects listeners with the beauty of their own True Nature and the ideal that we are all One. By blending a unique sound of Roots, Inspirational, Spiritual, Gospel, and Mountain Music, Caryn weaves songs from the land that sound ancient, yet relevant to today’s world. Her stories speak to the collective whole, and resonate with us as seekers and searchers on the life-long journey of finding meaning and purpose.

Caryn started intuitively writing songs and poetry in 2017 to help battle grief and anxiety, and quickly realized that she had found her life’s devotion. Starting from scratch (and having never sang for anyone since a 7th grade rendition of “Annie”!), she threw herself into the up-and-down adventure of learning her newfound craft.

Though fresh to the music scene around Greater Washington, D.C., her song “True North” was awarded an Honorable Mention for Lyrics in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest in January of 2019.

Above all, Caryn is driven by her ability to spread Love, Light, and Healing through her music, and to awaken others to living their dreams and living a life of Freedom.

Inspired by singer-songwriters like Joan Baez, Peter Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Patty Griffin, and Gillian Welch, to name a few — and conscious artists leading the way like Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine for the People, and Ayla Nereo — Caryn feels called to inspire change in the world through music. She does this by effortlessly rooting listeners in their own human experience, while also encouraging them to step into their limitless nature.

The singer-songwriter is set to release her debut EP in the summer of 2020. In the meantime, you can follow her on her social media channels (listed below), and sign up for the email list on the homepage to receive exclusive updates."

Don't miss Caryn'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!!