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“I thoroughly enjoyed All The Time That Has Gone with its varied themes, from darkly poetic ballads to considerably lighter musings. The more serious compositions are filled with vivid lyrical images, as well as some very apt metaphors while the less serious compositions provide an interesting and eclectic mix of tunes. Alex The Red Parez executes very impressive songwriting, especially considering that some of the tunes (“Raining Down”, “January Silver” and “The Dopefiend”) were actually penned during the artist's formative teenage years. El Rojo's rich vocals and deft guitar work have combined forces, resulting in a truly excellent debut solo album. Both are nicely balanced, and even further highlighted by the crisp & clean sound of this fine studio-quality recording. All in all, All The time That Has Gone is an exceptional piece of work and a really great debut, solo-acoustic album! ”
“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.”
“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.”
“Alex "the Red" Robert Parez is an acoustic performer who sounds like Nick Cave reinterpreting the early songbook of Bill Callahan (Smog).”
“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.”