FIRELIGHT Album Release Party!!!!!

It's official HIJK's next album, FIRELIGHT, has been released!! Reviews have been insanely good!

"This is one of the best indie albums I've heard in a long time."

"My face just melted."

We're celebrating, and you gotta celebrate with us. Join us for a night of rock with the awesome Blisses B. Details:

Saturday March 18th

Hemlock Tavern


In a couple weeks FIRELIGHT will be up on Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and many other web services.


Get pumped!


HIJK will be at the Hard Rock Cafe near Fisherman's Wharf this friday! It's going to be a fun night, and we got some new songs we'll be showing off.

Facebook link:

International Pop Overthrow festival

We are pleased to announce that we are playing this year's International Pop Overthrow festival. This is a multi-day, multi-city, multi-country festival! Please join us! FB Event Page:


International Pop Overthrow


Thursday, August 20


Hotel Utah, 500 4th Street, San Francisco


7:30 The Secret Identities

8:15 The Clarences

9:00 Jason Berk

9:45 Cash For Gold 

10:30 HIJK

11:15 Rich Girls


For more on the International Pop Overthrow festival, check us out at 


Cover for each show is $10, at the door. Get A FREE International Pop Overthrow Compilation Featuring Many Of The Artists Performing At The Festival! It's A Whopping 68 Songs On A 3-Disc Set! Available At The Shows While Supplies Last.


Hotel Utah is a 21+ venue. They can be found on the web at and reached by phone at 415 546-6300

Live at the Hotel Utah Saloon - Saturday 6/28


Event -

Vote for HIJK for Live 105 BFD

HIJK - finalists for Live 105 BFD

For the 2nd time in a row, Live 105 has selected us as local band finalists for one of their shows. This time it is for BFD 2014. 

Please go to and vote for HIJK.

We appreciate your support!


More Pictures!!!!

Check out the Pictures tab for more!

New Videos of Connecticut Yankee

Check out the live show on our video page!

HIJK on TurnStyle Music's Blog

Check out a blog written about us. Thanks to TurnStyle Music!


Finalists for Live 105 Not So Silent Night!

HIJK @ Not So Silent Night 2013


We are stoked to be chosen as one of the top 20 finalists for this year's Not So Silent Night. The magnitude of what winning this contest would mean to us cannot be understated and we need your vote. Please go take 30 seconds and vote for HIJK!

New photo shoot!

We're Monkeys

Checkout the other pics

Off The Walls at Cafe Du Nord

Here is the exciting last minute and 10 seconds of "Off The Walls" from last Saturday's show. Enjoy!


Cafe Du Nord - Saturday 7/6

Saturday night rock n' roll

Show: 9pm

Doors: 8:30pm

$10, 21+

See you there!

Cafe Du Nord - Saturday 7/6

Let the summer time roll.  New show at Cafe Du Nord, Saturday July 6th.  

Hotel Utah


HIJK's Skull Closet

HIJK's skull closet

Xmas Show 12/23

HIJK - live @ Starry Plough 12/23/2011

Meet Kevin...HIJK's newest addition!

Cafe Du Nord 7/15 with Generationals, Gardens & Villa

Hey folks.  Looking for some summertime fun?  We recommend the "Balconies" cave adventure at Pinnacles.  Here's a pic of the HIJK crew celebrating Nobi's 1st birthday in a sweet cave (Photo by Valerie Woo).  If you forgot your headlamp, no worries, head on over to SF's Cafe Du Nord for our lively indie show with Generationals and Gardens & Villa 7/15.  We'll showcase some of the new songs we've been crafting, get sweaty, and probably drink a few cold beers.  This will be a special show with some talented touring bands so stroll on down! 

Friday, July 15 :: 8:30pm

Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
21+ / $10
Just Like Heaven - The Cure (Cover) Video

"Just Like Heaven" live!  Here's our performance from Cafe Du Nord last March.  Filmed & edited by Anson Ho. 

Somebody To Shove - Soul Asylum cover

Here's our version of "Somebody To Shove" from the Secret Satan cover show. Our friend Dennis posted all the songs from the show on his YouTube channel: thedunkmonkey.  Check 'em out. 

SECRET SATAN - A Halloween Covers Show

Howdy y'all...grab that new costume get-up you've been dying to wear & come on out for this special Halloween show! All the bands performing have chosen to cover a particular band for each set. The show will be action-packed...short sets with all bands performing in costume as the band they're covering.

But wait...the bands being covered are a SECRET!

Wha? That's right, no one knows...the cat's in the bag. Looks like you'll have to come to the Hemlock Tavern and find out!

SECRET SATAN - A Halloween Covers Show

Love is Chemicals
The Dont's
Jake Mann and the Upper Hand
The '86 Mets

Come in costume...because heck, it's HALLOWEEN!

21+, $8

The World Is For Play

Check out Anson Ho's new 3-part BMX webseries "The World is For Play" commissioned by Tioga. HIJK's music is featured in all 3 episodes! Instrumentals from RINR♥ and The Pen And The Letter.  Anson wrote and directed the webseries.  Thanks Anson!

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Visual Crunch

Here's a segment of our "Visual Crunch" episode on MYX.TV

Thanks Yick!

RINR♥ CD Release & B-Day bash Thurs, 3/18!

HIJK @ Slims 2/19/2010

Please join us, March 18th when we release our new CD titled "RINR♥" (Our Eye And Our Heart) and celebrate Karl's birthday! We highly recommend you buy advanced tickets to this show... why? Because if you do, we will give you a FREE copy of RINR♥!

Advanced Tickets: $10 at:

Cafe Du Nord
Thursday 3/18/2010
doors: 7pm, show: 8pm
with: Rademacher and Love Is Chemicals.

HEY!  Why don't you stream RINR♥ before the show?


backstage photos

HIJK backstage at Slims

Dave featured in MYX TV Commercial

MYX TV commercial for "Lucky Cat Rocks". Dave is playing bass guitar in
the fictional rock band (comprised of Mud members). Hilarious. Check
it out...

Visual Crunch TV episode featuring HIJK airs Thurs 2-18

Set your DVR. HIJK will be featured on Visual Crunch on Myx TV. Our 1/2 hour episode airs internationally Thursday, Feb 18th at 8pm PST

Feb 18, Thursday at 2000 PT/ 2300 ET
Feb 19, Friday at 1730 PT/ 2030 ET and 2100PT/ midnight ET
Feb 20, Saturday at 2000 PT/ 2300 ET
Feb 22, Monday at 1200 PT/ 1500 ET


MYX is available on'
Comcast (in San Francisco Bay Area) ' Channel 368
DirecTV (in United States) ' Channel 2067
Cox (in Orange County, California) ' Channel 479
Cox (in Northern part of Virginia) ' Channel 464
RCN (in NYC, Wash. D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston) ' Channel 474
MCV (in Guam) ' Channel 16


Flavorpill ticket giveaway for 2/19 @ Slims

You can win tickets here from Flavorpill: is now playing "Alibi"

A few months ago we did an interview with the folks at about our experience of making the "Alibi" video and how the medium of film relates to music. They are now playing the video with our goofy intro / outtro...

The full interview should be online soon.

Finished mixing the new EP

Mixing the new EP

Last night we got together with Nate and put the finishing touches on our new EP.

The title of the EP is still pending, but the track list is:

1. Rest My Bones
2. You're Upside Down, You're Funny
3. Ba Na Na Na Na
4. Mouthful Of Marbles
5. We Are Free

We'll get a preview track up as soon as the mastering is complete and will have cds shortly there after.

This recording is a bit different than our last record, The Pen And The Letter. This EP is more raw, spontaneous and more representative of our live show. That being said, it is filled with beautiful harmonies and layers of guitar in all the right spots.  ;)

A trip to South Park

HIJK in South Park

Thanks Val for the excellent rendition of us and for putting Nori center stage where she belongs!

EP Recording

Vocal recording is sounding great.  We've finished drums, bass, and getting close!

Tentative track listing:

1) Rest My Bones

2) You're Upside Down, You're Funny

3) Ba Na Na Na Na

4) Mouthful Of Marbles

5) We Are Free

Nate & Dave have been writing harmonies, eating potato chips, and hanging with studio dog Henry...more updates soon!




Rock 'N Roll Hump Day

HIJK @ Cafe Du Nord 8/19 - 9pm


Yoga, mirrors and microphones

Home Cooked Yoga - Recording Drums

i've never seen soooooo many balls in one place...

...more pics *might* be here.

HIJK with Mother Mother 8/19

Mother Mother is awesome.

This will be our first show with Karl. Come out and celebrate!

Buy Tickets

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Dave on stage

Dave playing Aids Walk

Trevor playing at SF Aids Walk 2009
Sharon Meadow
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Dave & Trevor to play the AIDS Post-Walk concert in Golden Gate Park on Sunday, July 19th.

Post-Walk concert and family entertainment in Sharon Meadow with live music and the announcement of the fundraising total for AIDS Walk San Francisco 2009! 

Come support AIDS Walk!

12:30 - 2pm FREE


Karl from Golden Birds joins HIJK


HIJK - Karl Tupper, Trevor Wencl, Dave Tsui

We have a new lineup and couldn't be happier.

Meet Karl Tupper.

He was in Golden Birds.

Karl has red hair.

He's saving the world.

He plays bass.

He kicks ass.


Trevor's DIY company went live!

FourFour Icon After 18 months of brainstorming and coding, Trevor's side project is now open for business to the public. FourFour is a platform for running feature-rich official band websites and mailing list services with no coding or design skills needed. HIJK's website uses FourFour. Please spread the word...

Caltopia 2008 compilation featuring "Smells Like Cigarettes"

Just released is the UC Berkeley compilation, Caltopia 2008. This comp is to kick off the new school year, features our song "Smells Like Cigarettes" and the album is free for download. Yeah!

"Alibi" video - by Eugenia Loli-Queru

A local videographer named Eugenia Loli-Queru contacted us wanting to shoot a video for "Alibi". With only 4 hours of shooting and two days of editing, this beautiful little video was born.

There's even a "making of" article and video.

"Alibi" by HIJK from Eugenia Loli-Queru on Vimeo.
We Won The Deli Magazine band of the month!

Thanks to the support, we will have permanent a banner on The Deli Magazine.

The Paper Boat video won a contest!

The Guardian presents Un-vusual: A Video Art Contest. Winners will be shown at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate park this coming Friday. Please join us!

Press from all the local papers!...

We got lots of love and support from the local papers for our cd release show. Here is just a few of the clippings:

"Many of the songs evolve significantly as they go... layered with complex melodic passages that unfold over repeated listens." - The Bay Bridged

"Tastefully delicate art pop" - SF Bay Guardian (Ezra Provost)

"Unexpected and expertly wielded... Fans of weirdo pop of all kinds, including art-, math-, indie-, and -punk, won't miss this one." - SF Weekly (Hiya Swanhuyser)


"Not a note was overlooked across HIJK's full-length debut." - East Bay Express

"Alibi" is #1 in indie rock on
The title pretty much says it all. We are #1 on the indie rock charts. The song is available for download there too!

Next Show: Thurs. 4/19 @ FAT CITY 314 11th St. @ Folsom, SF, CA $7, show starts at 9pm w/ The May Fire (EP release show) Fujiko Chan Murder Of Lilies we play second! News: We will be touring through Spokane, Seattle and Portland the first week in May with Love Is Chemicals. Spread the word.

Yale Pranksters strike!

Thank the pranksters. Our myspace plays jumped today. Some unknown person spammed the entire Yale campus with a fake "spring fling" ad with bogus info that HIJK is playing with Boards Of Canada. See the Ivy Gate Blog.

"Make-out Room, SF" Fan Photos
Thanks to the fine folks who came out to our last show @ The Make-Out Room in SF. We snapped some pics of the evening but, alas, the camera was dropped and the photos could not be retrieved. Until now! Check out our FLICKR album. Hugs & Kisses.
"The Pen & The Letter" Promotional EP out!

It's an all-ages show. Yeah (has it been so long?). Seeeew, we received the brand new HIJK promotional EP CDs and they're (OMG) totally awesome (that's the cover on the right ->). Call your friends - if they sign the mailing list (by going to we'll give them a free copy at the show. And, of course, we'll give you one when we see you there. Ps. HIJK play's first that night. ******** ::ALL AGES::: BUY TICKETS ONLINE Bottom of The Hill - San Francisco Saturday, the 17th of February - 10:00pm (doors at 8:30) $8 in advance / $10 at the door - The Look, The May Fire, and HIJK (formerly Hijack The Disco) ******** xo, Mike | Trevor | Dave


Let's have a gay old time! That's right, let's get together, make merry, and look back on 6 years as HIJACK THE DISCO. Please join us this Thursday (12/14) at The Eagle Tavern with our friends The Ex-Boyfriends for our final show of 2006... and last show ever as HIJACK THE DISCO! For those of you who don't know, due to the growing popularity of Panic! At the Disco and confusion about the similarities between the two names, the time has come to begin the next chapter. After much discussion, HIJK (spelled out when spoken) seemed the obvious choice. Not only does it visually recall our past as "Hijack", but it's simple: the alphabet is a foundation for language, language is the foundation for lyrics, and everyone knows how to sing "aych-eye-jay-kay." Bonus: For this show only, all HIJACK THE DISCO merch will be HALF OFF! So, stock up on holiday gifts for your cousins & ex-boyfriends... beat the rush... and capture a moment in history! Hope to see you this Thursday! December 14, 2006 THURSDAY NITE LIVE!! THE EX - BOYFRIENDS, EXCUSES FOR SKIPPING, HIJACK THE DISCO 8pm, 21+ The Eagle Tavern 398 12th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 626-0880 xo, Dave, Mike, Trevor

live and in person at Cafe du Nord

Hi Friends! Regardless of what the Kansas school board says, things are constantly evolving... We moved into a new practice space with Minipop AND due to the overwhelming success of Panic! At The Disco, and the uncanny similarity between their name and ours, we have decided to change our name! In fact, after hearing our record, Panic!'s manger said that we had to change our name. It's gonna happen soon, so bring your suggestions to our show at Cafe Du Nord THIS Tuesday! THIS Tuesday, November. 7th, 2006 Soular :: Hijack The Disco :: The Federalists at San Francisco's Cafe Du Nord click here for directions doors @ 8:30pm :: show starts @ 9pm :: $7 :: 21+ Xxx Ooo, currenly still HIJACK THE DISCO mike, trevor, dave

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