"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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Upcoming Shows

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo!

Returns to Water's End Brewery in Lake Ridge, VA!

Friday! March 24th, 2023, 6:00pm-9:00pm!

www.alexparez.com/shows

www.watersendbrewery.com/lakeridge

Brittany's Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo

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Brittany's Restaurant , 12449 Dillingham Square, Woodbridge

Brittany's Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Calling all musicians, poets, instrumentalists Every Monday in the Dining Room 8pm Sign Up | Bring Your Own Instruments The first show starts on June 21st, 2021 Brittany's Supports Local Artists and Musicians! 12449 Dillingham Square Woodbridge, VA Smoke Free Room | Questions? 571.243.4719

www.alexparez.com/shows

www.brittanysrestaurant.com

Brittany's Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo

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Brittany's Restaurant , 12449 Dillingham Square, Woodbridge

Brittany's Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Calling all musicians, poets, instrumentalists Every Monday in the Dining Room 8pm Sign Up | Bring Your Own Instruments The first show starts on June 21st, 2021 Brittany's Supports Local Artists and Musicians! 12449 Dillingham Square Woodbridge, VA Smoke Free Room | Questions? 571.243.4719

www.alexparez.com/shows

www.brittanysrestaurant.com

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

https://facebook.com/john.bustine

https://www.instagram.com/thevicarofdickroy

https://www.dischord.com/band/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!!!! 🙂

For more information please visit https://www.alexparez.com/ and https://www.rhodesidegrill.com/

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

Apr8

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo

Returns to Twin Oaks Tavern Winery in Bluemont, VA!

Saturday! April 8th, 2023 2:00pm-5:00pm!

www.alexparez.com/shows

www.twinoakstavernwinery.com