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 23rd! DOWNSTAIRS!! Two signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm!!

Featured at 10:00pm: Derek Evry!


"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!!