Tuesday, December 21, 2010

show tonight!

hi guys! it's Jeremy's birthday, so we are having a show / birthday extravaganza tonight at La Cave! it's free / 21+ / starts at 10pm. we'll be playing a set as Dirty Pistol & the Irreplaceable Two (IHYJK's garage rock alter ego) and some IHYJK songs will probably happen as well.

come party with us! :)

here's an event page with all the details.


- j&j

Friday, November 5, 2010


hi what's up?!

i just wanted to remind anyone who reads this that we have a show tomorrow (Saturday November 6th) at the CAMP (which is right off the 55 freeway in Costa Mesa, CA, cross streets Bristol/Baker) and it's going to be SO fun! it starts at noon o'clock, we're playing first and then Waltz Going On (Charlyne Yi of the band Old Lumps and the movie Paper Heart) will be playing right after us around 1pm. it's free and all ages and outdoors, so come enjoy the weird sunny november weather with us!

(jessi made the flier, wooo!)

also, Charlyne made a video for the show:

i really want to hang out with you on saturday! i got the day off from work and everything. don't leave me hanging. seriously.

jessi & jeremy

Thursday, October 14, 2010

two shows coming up!

we have two shows coming up!

October 29th - The Gypsy Lounge - Lake Forest, CA - 8:30pm
w/ Carly Layne, Canvas, and Molly Marlette
21+ - $8 cover

November 6th - The CAMP - Costa Mesa, CA - 12pm
w/ Waltz Going On (Charlyne Yi from the band Old Lumps / the movie Paper Heart)
all ages - FREE!

come hang out with us! we'll be debuting some new songs and new tricks :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

new projects!

new projects and new songs and new shows are in the works! sorry we're so bad at updating!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

our CD release show is this Saturday September 4th!!

let us know if you are coming (and if you're planning on buying the CD, or have already bought it on iTunes) and we'll put you on the guestlist to get in for free!

see you Saturday!

- j&j

Friday, August 20, 2010

voting has started for the Beatcrave Fav of the Week! please vote for us here and spread the word as much as you can!

love you guys! :)

- j&j

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beatcrave Fav!

hey babies! we're a Beatcrave Fave this week! check out our piece on beatcrave.com and remember to vote this friday!

woo hoo yeah!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Hate You Just Kidding - "Untitled" EP - now available on iTunes!!

that's right, folks! believe it or not, it's true.
after many many set-backs (homelessness, unemployment, and hospitalization to name just a few), we have finally finished our debut "Untitled" EP. we recorded it here in orange county with jonathan o'brien between march 2010 and July 2010. there are (5) songs spanning a total of about 13 minutes.

and guess what!? it's now available on itunes! (click here to view the album!)
feel free to rate it, review it, and share it with your friends.

we love and appreciate everything you guys and girls do for us.

j & j

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

movie titles

usually, jessi posts all the stuff on here. but since today is my day off, and jessi's at work (she just got a new job!) i decided to post something that has been on my mind for a long while...

so, here are a few movies i feel very clearly describe the plot in the title:

- fighting
- the legend of bagger vance
- 2012
- an american werewolf in paris/london
- when harry met sally
- ferris bueller's day off
- dirty dancing
- home alone
- free willy
- the karate kid
- teenage mutant ninja turtles
- three ninjas
- the day the earth stood still
- harold and kumar go to white castle (and when they escape from G-bay)
- spiderman, batman, (and all the other films based on comic books/graphic novels)
- forrest gump, talented mr. ripley, (and all the other films based on people)
- bill & ted's excellent adventure (and their bogus journey, of course)

there are so many more, but this is what i could come up with off the top of my head. on the other hand, there are still all the movie titles that have absolutely nothing to do with what the film is about... but that's a whole other list, and i'm not sure i feel like doing that right now. if you want to list some on here, feel free!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

we have stickers now!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

tour photos!

tour was so much fun!

Day One was a kickass show at Detroit Bar.

Day Two (March 24th) was spent in Santa Barbara with our friend Sean. it sort of turned into a house show; a bunch of his friends came over and played some songs, and we played as well. it was awesome. also, we bought stuffed-crust pizza and beer, which added to the fun. :)

Day Three (March 25th) was huge. we drove from Santa Barbara to San Jose, where we played a show at 4pm at Streetlight Records; here's a photo of Jeremy and Ryein (of Our Skyline Sisters, who also played the show) watching The Vacuum Bell (who came with us on the tour) play right before we did.

after we were done at Streetlight, we went immediately over to Good Karma Vegan Cafe (also in San Jose) to play a show at 8pm.

They fed us and we performed!

After that my photos sort of disappear for some reason, but basically after San Jose we drove up to Redding (that same night) to stay with our friend James.

Day Four (March 26th) we spent all day driving through the rest of California and all of Oregon to Corvallis, to play a TV show called Locals Live on the Oregon State University campus. but when we got there, we found out the show had been cancelled! super lame. but then the guy who put the show together felt bad and helped us get a last minute show at a restaurant called the Sunny Side Up Cafe. so we played there for a bit, they fed us, and then we got back in the car and drove to Portland to stay with our friend Meagan.

Day Five (March 27th) was definitely the peak of the tour. we got up and had a lovely lunch at a place I thought was called B'jango's but apparently it wasn't, and then took off for Seattle where we played the last day of Hollow Earth Radio's MAGMA Festival 2010! they had nine bands play that night and it was SO EPIC. here's a (i think the one and only) picture of us playing:

anyway, so much fun. after that we stuck around for a while and listened to some awesome music (seriously, check out Midtown Dickens) and then spent the night at our friend Jesica's house.

Day Six (March 28th) we hung out for a bit in Seattle (shopped around in Capitol Hill, bought the X-files movie soundtrack and a Natalie Imbruglia album. love the 90s) and then drove back to Portland. we met up with some friends and played a show at Aztec Willie's.

Day Seven (March 29th) we drove from Portland to Redding to stay with some friends, but i (jessi) got really sick, so we decided to lay low for the day.

Day Eight (March 30th) we drove to Santa Cruz to hang out with Ryein (of Our Skyline Sisters) and sleep before playing our last show on the road. we got some drinks, watched the Big Lebowski, and relaxed. just kidding, we partied pretty hard.

Day Nine (March 31st) we got up, had some breakfast/coffee, and then headed to Streetlight Records in downtown Santa Cruz. here's a picture i took there of Jeremy that i really like! :)

we played the show and then decided we wanted to sleep at home that night, so we said goodbye to Ryein and hit the road.

Day Ten (April 1st) we were finally home, but the tour wasn't over. that night we headed over to the Laguna Art Museum (in Laguna Beach) to play at their OsCene exhibit. that was our first time playing in a museum and it was really cool to have artwork all around us while we were performing.

Day Eleven (April 2nd) we played the TNF MS Benefit at the Yost Theater, which was the perfect way to end our tour. there were so many people there, and we were really glad to play for such a great cause.

i guess that wraps it up! as far as upcoming stuff goes, we are going back into the studio on April 19th, so expect pictures and video from that!

- jessi

Saturday, April 3, 2010

pictures from tour are on their way!!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

article on IHYJK in the OC Register!

check it out:

Orange Pop: I Hate You Just Kidding is no joke

and come see us play next Tuesday, March 23rd @ Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa! (9pm, free, 21+)


- j&j

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

found another article featuring us!

it's actually on the OC Music Awards Best Live Acoustic Finals at the Yost, which we were interviewed for right after we played. check it out!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010


we made it into the finals for Best Live Acoustic!!! we're in the top 5, and the top 5 plays next Friday, February 26th at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana!

doors open at 730pm, we play PROMPTLY at 8pm (we're playing first, so get there on time!)

this also means we're nominated for THREE things in the OCMAs! (Best Folk, Best New Artist, and now Best Live Acoustic!)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

we had a special dinner last night

tortellini with garlic alfredo sauce and baby tomatoes...

...A&W root beer...

and edemame.

yummmm! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

OC Music Awards here we come!!

are you sick of hearing about the Orange County Music Awards yet? TOO BAD! here's more!!

we were nominated for not one but TWO categories in the OCMA's! http://www.ocmusicawards.com/award

-Best Folk
-Best New Artist

WTF right? that means we get to attend the awards on March 6th. we're super excited. expect loads of pictures!!!

love you,

p.s. if you want to help us get another nomination, voting is still going on for the People's Choice category. go to http://www.ocmusicawards.com/peoples-choice-award/ to vote for us!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ocma showcase video

great quality video of us performing at the OCMA showcase last week! thanks to Kyler Locke for taking this!

Friday, January 29, 2010

update of sorts

we had a GREAT time at the OCMA showcase on Tuesday! there was a ton of people there, and everyone was really into the music. here's a picture of us playing courtesy of the oc weekly website:

it was a lot of fun. so i guess we find out who made it to the finals on February 17th, after the last showcase. until then we're really psyched to go to the rest of the showcases!

oh yeah, and we got sushi last night to celebrate everything... (aaaand because we just really wanted sushi haha) and we ordered one dish called the "Caterpillar Roll" (which has eel and crab in the middle and avocado on the outside) and the chef made it look like an actual caterpillar! i thought it was funny so i took a picture with my phone:

sitting on top of the avocado shell. hahaha

anyway, this morning we went and checked out a recording studio! it looks really good and i think we're going to record one or two songs there for our EP. they had a lot of vintage/cool instruments that we think are going to help us get the sound we want. 

(okay okay. so i was mostly psyched that the studio had a pet cat. she really liked jeremy - and took a 10 minute nap on his leg - and her name was Clay Aiken.)

that's all for now! hopefully coming soon will be good news, updates on how recording is going, and probably more silly photos.

kbye! :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

online Press Pass Music show

we did a special edition of Press Pass Music (on KUCI) and you can listen now!

we're the first band on. we did two songs and a little interview. check it out! :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010


jeremy and I went photoshooting the other day with the lomography camera he got me for christmas. it's a little tricky to figure out but we got some cool shots! the first is me, second is jeremy and the third is a double exposure of the both of us. we have more black and white film to use, but i think next we're going to try a roll of color; supposedly those come out really weird and unpredictable. yeah!

it was really fun taking pictures, but lately we've mostly been preparing for our next two shows: 

Sunday January 24th @ the Lab in Costa Mesa
(all ages, free, we play at 2pm!)

and Tuesday January 26th @ the Gypsy Den in Santa Ana
(all ages, free, starts at 8pm! this is for the OCMA's Best Live Acoustic showcase)

we just recorded some songs for Press Pass Music! (on Saturdays 4pm-6pm KUCI 88.9FM) we did a brand new song that we've never played for anyone before, as well as an interview and a cover song. we'll post the link to the show once we get it!

okay that's all, i think...
come hang out with us at the shows if you can! :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

first post

hello nobody! (isn't that who's reading this?)

hmmm. got the first post blues - i'm not really sure what to put in here yet. we have a show on Thursday at Detroit Bar; i'll try to make sure and take some pictures so we'll have something to post! yeah!

for now, you'll have to be satisfied with this (a sketch i found in Jeremy's notebook - AWWWW)

bye for now! come to Detroit if you can!

- jessi