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When Planets Align: New Music Release 2021

New Music Release, January 21, 2021. When Planets Align the songwriting duo of Juan Lizarazo (Juanlizh) and Mark Nguyen have completed their latest album despite the pandemic and quarantines. The new record is a real tale of love, grief and transformation from the loss of “what we had and knew…”

The title track “The Death of Us” featuring the heartfelt vocals of Gabe Kubanda and Shalini Varghese is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming sites. Produced by Sergio Martinez and Federico Perez with support from Joshua “Cartier” Cutsinger.

Showcase in Austin, TX: March 15, 2019

We’re excited to return to Austin, TX to showcase local and global artists on Friday, March 15 at The Infinite Monkey Theorem Austin from noon-8pm! Free show!

Note:  Showcase is taking place during SXSW and not affiliated with SXSW.

Featuring performances by Dorton, Megan Blanchard, Blushh, Theodore, Soran, Drew Young + Amy Lott, Winters End, Cosmic Botanica, Parrot Dream, Buenos Diaz and Jane N’ The Jungle!

Thanks to our partners at Blue Microphones & Ultimate Ears, Bose Professional audio, Voyage-Air Guitar, Lifeway Kefir, Saffron Road foods and friends.

Planet LA showcase - March 15 2019

Showcase in Austin, TX: March 16, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019, Noon-7pm at INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM WINERY, 121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704

We’ve partnered with Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery in Austin and The Brunch for a music showcase during the week of SXSW music festival.  Free to attend, all ages.

Featuring performances by Youth Soul Love, Carissa Johnson, Vanessa Silberman, Myla and Michael Hardie, Mohamed Aleau, Divided Heaven, Dorton, DJ L.A, Megan Blanchard and Fruit & Flowers!

Thanks to partners and supporters at Blue Microphones & Ultimate Ears, Bose Professional, Dorton Studios, Lifeway kefir, Saffron Road foods, Voyage Air Guitar, The Brunch, Infinite Monkey Theorem and friends.

Note:  This event is not an official SXSW event and not affiliated with SXSW.

Showcase - March 16 2019

Lovers & Angels Album Release: March 4, 2019

We’re excited to release Lovers and Angels a musical project inspired by the city of L.A. and its artists and dreamers.  Tales of fame, love, heartache, resistance and salvation, both real and imagined.  Now available on iTunes, Spotify and other digital music and streaming platforms.

Composers Juan Andres Lizarazo & Mark Nguyen.  Music producer Joshua “Cartier” Cutsinger.  Vocal performances by Megan Blanchard, Joseph Eid, Katie Ferrara, Charles McDonald, Chaz Mason, Mike Post, Cory Todd, Robert Shulze, Shalini Sings, Gabe Watson, Jacqueline van Bierk



Lovers & Angels Album Release Event: February 15, 2019

We are pleased to present the album release of “Lovers and Angels” a musical project in tribute to artists and dreamers pursuing their creative passion in the city of Los Angeles. #loversandangels

Composed by Mark Nguyen and Juan Andres Lizarazo.  Music production by Joshua “Cartier” Cutsinger.

See the live performances, a guest production on the Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage on Friday, February 15, 2019, 8-10pm.

Performances by: Megan Blanchard, Joseph Eid, Katie Rose Ferrara, Charles McDonald, Chaz Mason, Cory Todd, Jacqueline van Bierk, Shalini Varghese, Gabe Watson and special guests.

Special thanks to the creative team Christian Rodrigo and Patrick Hurley.  Video production by Osamu Suzuki.

Free to attend.  All ages welcome.  Proceeds to benefit a local music charity.

L & A - Feb 15 2019

Showcase and Benefit on May 9, 2018 at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood

Pleased to support Artistmax and Nitanee’s Sweet Soiree benefiting the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Rock Against Trafficking on May 9, 2018, 7:30-11:30pm at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood.   The event is following the ASCAP Expo and not affiliated with ASCAP.

Featuring performances by Saving Forever, Presley Tennant, Mira Goto, Miranda Glory, Hollywood & Mars and special guests.  Thanks to partners at Allihoopa and Hawaii Songwriting Festival.

Advance tickets $20, and $25 at the door.  Includes food, entertainment and proceeds to the charity partners.  Raffle prizes to support the charities.


Nitanee soiree May 9 2018

South By St. Paddy’s Showcase in Austin, TX: March 17, 2018

Excited to host a South By St. Paddy’s showcase on Saturday, March 17th, 2-10pm at The Infinite Monkey Theorem in Austin! Presented by Freebirds World Burrito + Infinite Monkey Theorem and featuring an incredible lineup:
Sleeping Lion | Kris Gruen | Stalker Kitty | Daniel Jimenez Afanador | Belcurve | Eliot Bronson | The Tin Man | Dorton | MAWD | Velvet Starlings | KLEZ + Special Guest!
Thanks to our friends at Allihoopa, Bose Professional, Sound x3 Records, Blue Microphones, Saffron Road, Pop Art Snacks, Rhythm Superfoods, Voss Water & Live Planet for supporting.  Free show with fantastic music, food & wine specials!
Note:  This unofficial showcase is not affiliated with SXSW.
March 17 SX2018

CTRL Collective Launch Celebration: February 22, 2018

Pleased to support the Launch Celebration of the new CTRL Collective location in Pasadena on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7-9pm.

Musical performances presented with Allihoopa music platform and app featuring Mesmi, Miranda Glory, Audrianna + Matthew James.

Thanks to friends at Coyo yogurt, Goodpop, KIND Snacks, Limitless coffee and Oro Imperial tequila for supporting the celebration!

Feb 22 2018 Ctrl Collective Pasadena

NordicLA #StayTuned Music Series Launch: February 2, 2018

Happy to support the launch of the #StayTuned music series at the cool new NordicLA space in Hollywood.  Friday, February 2, 2018, 6-9pm.

Featuring performances by Dig The Kid, MAWD, Brenda Carsey, Shalini Varghese and special guests.

Presented in partnership with NordicLA, Music Tribe and Allihoopa, a music collaboration app and social network platform from Sweden.

Thanks to our partners at Country Archer, Health-Ade, Infinite Monkey Theorem and Oro Imperial for supporting!  Event is by invitation only.

NordicLA #StayTuned showcase - Feb 2 2018