Jackie and The Treehorns

Rooted in the basic tenets of rock, Jackie and The Treehorns create music from just outside the nation’s capital in Alexandria, VA and just outside the mainstream. Formed in 2009 and fronted by Steven Rubin under the guise of an altered ego (Jackie) and his band (The Treehorns) the group fight to keep the flames of the rock and/or roll fire lit with inspired original inventiveness.

The band has been described as creating full-throttle music with a fluidity of sounds atop a smooth veneer that is wildly interesting and unpredictable as well as playing super-catchy, pumped-up indie rock with addictively clever rhythms and subtle, smiling, muscular menace.

The bands most recent releases, Go Get Your Ghosts (2023), Made You Run (2021),  Hidden Cameras (2020) and It’s Never Too Late (2019), were recorded at Ivakota Studios in Washington, DC with Ben Green.  For their previous releases, The J. Album (2018), singles Writer and A World Gone Mad (2017), RU4REAL? (2016), and Do You Mind If I Wear A Clown Mask? (2015) the band worked with legendary engineer Don Zientara at the famed Inner Ear Studio in Arlington, VA.

Jackie and The Treehorns
(Phil Cedoz)

Pam Long


Pam has performed with various 7DrumCity Flashbands, The Corvids, The DC Lunatics, Joe Lies, and infamously played Starlett Treehorn in The Jackie Movie.

Steven Rubin

Steven Rubin


Steven is a Washington, DC-area musician, producer, filmmaker, and songwriter that has played in numerous bands and projects over the past 30+ years including Girl Loves DistortionThe Circle Six, ALOHA!, and The Corvids. He is also a contributor to the music/culture blog Bums Logic.

Brian Gibson

Brian Gibson


Drummer Brian Gibson is a Washington, D.C. area native who has been playing in the local jazz, rock, and musical theater circuits for over 20 years. His previous musical endeavors include The Perfect Souvenir, Rancho Notorious, and Memories from the Space Age. He has also been a percussionist for a number of D.C. theater productions, including Passing Strange and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Studio Theater and Anything Goes and Godspell at the Olney Theatre Center.

Frank Caputo

Frank Caputo


DC/ NOVA area Bassist, Songwriter, Producer, Frank Caputo has played in various bands such as The Circle Six, Eight Track Mind, Exit 8, The Corvids and even a short stint with the legendary ‘Please Stop Using Numbers in Your Band Names Band’. Side note: The Corvids first 3 albums were titled 1, 2 & 3 (His use of numbers is extraordinary). After playing with the original lineup of Jackie & The Treehorns from 2009 – 2011 and then 6 years with The Corvids, Frank shifted his focus to recording, mixing and producing his own side projects, Sono Franco & Highway Nomad.

What some others have said about us:

“The band’s latest album, “Go Get Your Ghosts,” is moody midtempo rock with layered vocals and a sophisticated sonic palette.”

– Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

“They’re very, very good and we appreciate them.”
– Tony Kornheiser, The Tony Kornheiser Show

“If they’re not already, Jackie and The Treehorns are a band that should be on your radar.  This Washington D.C. band plays super-catchy, pumped-up indie rock with addictively clever rhythms and a subtly smiling, muscular menace.”
– Charlie Edwards, “The Quaker Goes Deaf” WESN 88.1 FM in Bloomington, IL

“Their thriving chemistry reminds us of all the things we love about the sounds from our Nation’s Capital: intensity, raw restraint and a bristling timelessness.”
– Tom Haugen, TAKE EFFECT Blog

Former Treehorns: Christopher Willett, Pat Kehs, Kirk Reid, Austin Madert, Chris Martin, Zack Downes, Amit Chatterjie,  and Eric Co.

Photo of band by Phil Cedoz
Photos of Steven & Brian by Victor Nolasco
Photo of Pam by Donnie Riggs