"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, January 16th! 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!!

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, January 9th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm, agmité!

https://www.facebook.com/agmitemusic/

"agmité is a multi-genre group who's members are rooted in Jazz, Experimental, R&B, Soul and Gospel music.

The band's first incarnation was as the rhythm section for SALIO, a famed singer and songwriter from Tbilisi, Georgia. Months later, while playing with each other in the Annapolis based pop band Del Florida, Aggie, Michael and Ted started to see the world of opportunities in front of them. Not long after, the group set out to record an album at M80 Recording Studio with the help of studio engineer Cole Eubanks.

The trio has grown into something that just cannot be confined to one dimensional. Their music is a culmination of the emotions and backgrounds of each player that ebbs and flows with each song. Their approach to songwriting is truly unique and forward thinking."

Don't miss agmités' 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, January 2nd! Happy New Year! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm, yours truly: Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo!

www.alexparez.com

"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."

Don't miss Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo'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!!

Ugly Mug! Alex The Red Parez and The Hell Rojos featuring Terry Boes and Derek Evry!

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The Ugly Mug, 723 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC

The Ugly Mug! Alex The Red Parez and The Hell Rojos featuring Terry Boes and Derek Evry! Saturday! December 29th, 2018, 9:30pm-12:30am! www.alexparez.com

Solly's! Alex The Red Parez and the Hell Rojos featuring Terry Boes and Derek Evry!

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Solly's, 1942 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Come get down once again with Alex The Red Parez and the Hell Rojos featuring Terry Boes and Derek at Solly's! Friday, December 28th, 10:00pm-1:00am! www.alexparez.com

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, December 26th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Derek Evry!

www.derekevry.com

"Derek Evry is a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter who has made himself a household name with alternative/pop rock. Derek’s music has been featured on several television shows, including ABC’s crime drama “Castle”, as well as on several radio stations in the D.C. area, including DC101 101.1FM and WERA 96.7FM. Derek has performed in venues and clubs all across the country, including The Kennedy Center (D.C.), The 930 Club (D.C.), The Black Cat (D.C.), IOTA Club & Café (Arlington), The Fillmore (Silver Spring), The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor), The Milestone (Charlotte), Alex’s Bar (Long Beach), and dozens of other incredible music venues. Derek has released 5 albums of original music under his own name, as well as several singles, and performed on multiple artist’s releases, including Rachel Levitin, Carolyn Crysdale, and Tom Goss. His latest album “Pop Perspective” was released on September 22, 2017."

Don't miss 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/ 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, December 19th! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Alexandra Cimino!

www.instagram.com/al_bana

Don't miss Alexandra'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!!

An Acoustic Christmas at Cafe Sazon

Cafe Sazon, 4704 Columbia Pike, Arlington

Come enjoy an evening of your favorite Christmas and holiday music, along with new songs of the season from some of the area's most talented musicians. In addition to their delicious Latin menu, Cafe Sazon will also have holiday specials. Hosted by David Scott Hale and Megan Leigh, the holiday cheer starts at 7:30 pm.

Holiday performances by: MARS Trio Alex The Red Parez Melanie Shark John Trupp Haku Kim Rebecca Butler Matthew James Scott Alex Alavi Spence Burton Jim Fortmuller

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

Brand new open mic at Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, Virginia Wednesday nights hosted by yours truly, Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm! FREE!! NO COVER!! Come out to our new "home away from home away from home" :-) http://www.alexparez.com http://www.rhodesidegrill.com