"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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Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Returns to the District Wharf in Washington DC!

On the outdoor Pearl Street Stage next to Kirwan's!

Sunday, August 7th, 2022 5:00pm-7:00pm

www.alexparez.com

www.wharfdc.com

Aug7

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Live! At Virginia Gateway!

Outdoor Performance at the fountains in front of Soma's and Francesca's! Weather Permitting!

Sunday, August 7th, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm

www.alexparez.com

www.vagateway.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 $50 Cash Prize for Best Artist of the Evening 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

www.brittanysrestaurant.com

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Returns to Dogwood Tavern in Falls Church, VA! Saturday, July 30th, 2022 9:30pm-12:30am! alexparez.com

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Dogwood Tavern, 132 W Broad Street, Falls Church

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Returns to Dogwood Tavern in Falls Church, VA!

Saturday, July 30th, 2022 9:30pm-12:30am!

www.alexparez.com

www.dogwoodtavern.com

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Returns to The Greene Turtle in Burtonsville, MD!

Friday, July 29th, 2022 5:00pm-8:00pm!

www.alexparez.com

https://thegreeneturtle.com/location/burtonsville/

We're back ☺ 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 27th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Alex Parez Derek Evry!

https://alexparez.com

"Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo has been bringing acoustic rock (Americana, Classic Rock, Pop Rock and Old Time Country Western) 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 and fantastic bands Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Johnny Cash, the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones, The Doors among many others as well as such current and former local artists John Bustine, Brandon Butler, Michael Maloney, Derek Evry, and Jason Mendelson.

In duo/ trio/quartet mode, Alex is flanked by several accomplished musicians including harmonica sideman Terry Boes, bassists Derek Evry, Miles Townes, or Jason Mendelson, and veteran drummer Dan Perriello who performs with several other local bands or the fantastic drummer, Joe Mori or Chris Martin. Alex has also performed with many other local musicians for various tribute shows."

Don't miss Alex Parez' and Derek Evry'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/

FYI here is what is provided:

  • Two Mains
  • Two QSC CP8 monitors (a third monitor if the feature is full band for drummer)
  • Eight Channel Mixer
  • 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
  • Basic House Electric Guitar, left handed though FYI, lefties come on out!! :-)
  • 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 July 27th!! :-) <3

All my love, always <3

El Rojo

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 $50 Cash Prize for Best Artist of the Evening 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

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 $50 Cash Prize for Best Artist of the Evening 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

www.brittanysrestaurant.com

Alex the Red Parez and the Hell Rojos Featuring Terry Boes and Derek Evry!!!

Return to Marx Cafe in Mount Pleasant in Washington, DC!

Saturday! July 16th, 2022! 10:00pm!

www.alexparez.com

www.facebook.com/marxcafe.mtpleasant

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 $50 Cash Prize for Best Artist of the Evening 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

www.brittanysrestaurant.com

Alex the Red Parez and the Hell Rojos Featuring Terry Boes, Derek Evry, and Dan Perriello!

Live! At the Brittany's in Lake Ridge, VA!

Saturday! July 2nd, 2022, 8:00pm-12:00am!

www.alexparez.com

www.brittanysrestaurant.com