The Dirty Jacks
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The Dirty Jacks

Rockville, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Rockville, Maryland, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Alternative Rock




"The Dirty Jacks - "Kill The Lights""

The Dirty Jacks recently released the new track “Kill The Lights.” The track has a great vibe and should put TDJ on your music radar–stream “Kill The Lights” below! - Groundsounds

"Song Premiere: The Dirty Jacks ‘Kill The Lights’"

Progressive Maryland rockers The Dirty Jacks have been hugging the grindstone at work on the follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed debut Rufus. Today they return with a dynamic new single, "Kill The Lights," from their upcoming EP All Part of The Plan, premiering exclusively on CraveOnline.

Fans of Cold War Kids and Modest Mouse should find a happy home in the new offering, which The Dirty Jacks describe as a song about teen angst and the roller coaster of emotions you feel when finding love. As fun and exhilarating as the journey can be, it inevitably comes to an end - a night of passion can quickly fade away as the sun rises. The song builds to a colossal intensity before pulling back once more like a tide, into a percussion-framed reflection with call-and-response vocals leading up to a multilayered melodic kaleidoscope. - CraveOnline

"GS Premiere: The Dirty Jacks – “Mr. Derailer”"

Today we are pleased to bring you a brand new song from Rockville, MD progressive alt-rock band The Dirty Jacks. “Mr. Derailer” is an instantly memorable and addicting track that you’ll be singing in your head for the rest of the day. The song is the third single from The Dirty Jacks upcoming EP, All Part Of The Plan. It’s a catchy indie/alt/prog-rock summer jam about the trials and tribulations of moving forward in life and reaching new plateaus while putting aside the things you can’t control. It’s an anthem for shrugging off excuses like “easier said than done” and replacing them with a clear and concise effort; “easier said? – easier done!”

Stream the song below and head to the band’s website for more! - Groundsounds

"Song of the Day: “From the Ashes to Attack” by The Dirty Jacks"

ESBMusic is proud to present the premiere of “From the Ashes to Attack” by The Dirty Jacks. This Rockville, MD quintet is comprised of Colin Ball (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Billy Rommal (Lead Guitar), Bobby Scott (Bass / Vocals), Erik Hildebrant (Drums), and Ian Hildebrant (Keys / Vocals). This song is off the band’s upcoming EP All Part of the Plan. The group plays high energy progressive/alt rock that is simply awesome. The band is winning fans across the country with their unique sound and infectious stage presence. The band’s accolades include the 2012 Washington Auto Show’s Battle of the Bands held atthe DC Convention Center and Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 6. The Dirty Jackswere voted band of the month, April 2012, on The Deli Magazine. In October, 2011, The Dirty Jacks signed with Nick Fitz Management Group and have since been touring the east coast while working on their next release. - Eat Sleep Breathe Music

"The Dirty Jacks, ‘Mr. Derailer’ – Exclusive Premiere"

Maryland alt-rockers the Dirty Jacks are celebrating the release of their latest EP, ‘All Part of the Plan’ — and Diffuser is ecstatic to help with the celebrations by sharing their brand-new music video, ‘Mr. Derailer.’ Check it out above.

The track is built on a foundation of dynamic musical arrangements, featuring the Dirty Jacks’ unique sound — blending alternative and progressive rock into one mesmerizing journey.

“We really wanted to tell a story that would help our fans experience some of the pain and joy we felt when writing the song,” the band tells us about the video for ‘Mr. Derailer.’ “Everyone goes through struggles in life that hurt them. Whether its issues with your family, friends or relationships, we all find ourselves sometimes in really difficult situations.”

They go on, “Friends always try to give advice — telling us to let the small things go. Sometimes though, it’s easier said than done.”

And for another taste of the new EP, check out their track, ‘God I Never Felt This Nice,’ below: - Diffuser

"EXCLUSIVE: Listen To The New EP From The Dirty Jacks"

Maryland progressive alt-rock group The Dirty Jacks are a veritable whirlwind of talent. The rhythmic intricacies of their songs are undeniable, and their sound is such a melding of different genres and ideas that it’s hard to really pin it down. There’s everything from roots to folk to rock and even dance-pop in The Dirty Jacks, and their new EP All Part Of The Plan lays out their considerable skill and versatility. It marks a big step forward for a band that we’ll all probably be talking about for years to come. You can listen to the entirety of All Part Of The Plan right now, exclusively through Elmore Magazine. Just click the play button below and enjoy. - Elmore Magazine

"Exclusive: The Dirty Jacks Music Video Premiere"

Progressive indie alt rockers The Dirty Jacks dropped their new EP, All Part of the Plan, on Tuesday. You can watch the Maryland-based group's new music video "God I Never Felt This Nice" in the replies, where you can also stream the EP. Their unique sound might appeal to fans of Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Incubus or Glassjaw. - Absolute Punk


Released in 2011
Available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more.

All Part of the Plan
Released in 2015
Available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more.



The Dirty Jacks is a progressive/alternative rock band from Rockville, MD, that is winning fans across the country with its unique sound and infectious stage presence. They have played in some of the area's largest venues including The Fillmore, Jammin Java, The Recher Theatre and Rams Head Live and have been featured on radio programs, including Noise in the Basement on 98 Rock (97.9 WIYY) and Local Lixx on Ocean 98 (98.1 WOCM). They've won several awards and competitions including the 2012 Washington Auto Show's Battle of the Bands held at the DC Convention Center and were declared Jammin' Java's Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 6 Champions. The Dirty Jacks were also voted band of the month, April 2012, on The Deli Magazine.

The Dirty Jacks released their debut album Rufus in July, 2011. The album was received well by fans and includes their hit singles Sweet Chesapeake and Cigarette Break. The album was recorded and released through local studio Rock Hard Records. In October, 2011, The Dirty Jacks signed with Nick Fitz Management Group. 

The All Part of the Plan EP was released in 2015 to great acclaim by both critics and fans.  Many of their tracks were featured on popular blogs including Crave Online,  Alt Sounds, and Ground Sounds.  Additionally, the EP has received both radio and TV support on stations such as Ocean 98 (98.1 WOCM) and WMDT47 ABC.  The Dirty Jacks are currently booking a promotional tour this fall/winter.

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