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Find the Doubleclicks’ Latest Interviews & Links!

Doubleclicks JoCo Cruise 2017Hello from JoCo Cruise 2017! If you’re wondering how it’s going, we included a pic of us with Molly Lewis, above. Let’s just say it’s been the latest in a series of amazing adventures over the past few weeks–including the launch of the Kickstarter for our latest album, Love Problems, which ends March 13! Make sure to check out our rad rewards!

We’ve had a fantastic time promoting our new album and launching a couple new videos along the way–read all about them:

The Math of You: In Episode 025, Lucas Brown welcomes Aubrey to the show to chat about the Beatles’ Rubber Soul and Sesame Street‘s Telly. Plus: secrets of the banana costume! Plus plus: Lucas created a custom cocktail for Aubrey called The Word, which sounds amazing. Someone please make this and enjoy it at home.

Break the Business: We guested on Episode 75 to talk about our unique and lovely fan base, how to diversify revenue streams (do not cross the streams, jk!), and effective crowdfunding.

The Mary Sue: Jessica Lachenal debuted our latest video, “Now Is the Time,” based on Kayla Cagan’s upcoming YA novel from Chronicle Books, Piper Perish. (PS: check out our podcast, You Should Write a Song About That, in which we interview Kayla!)

Promoting Secular Feminism: Host Ms. Bea Haven featured our other new song, “Women Know Math,” and interviewed us about the evolution of the Doubleclicks, feminism, gender roles, and more!

Bitch Media: Katie Presley wrote that “Women Know Math” is a “sweet celebration of a song” and that we “write and sing songs that are as direct and relatable as a long phone call to your best friend.” Which is pretty rad.

GeekDad: Jonathan H. Liu posted a nice writeup of our Kickstarter!

Antemortem Arts: Artist Amy Crook is offering “I Am Not Here to Please You,” her original piece for “Women Know Math,” for sale!

Thanks again to everyone who backed our Kickstarter and shared our music and videos. We’re so excited to have raised more than $50,000 and are ready to make more cool stuff for you!

Find Doubleclicks Interviews & More–With Drinks!

The Exquisite Dead Guy: tequila, mandarin juice, sweet ’n’ sour, and Cointreau!

The launch of our Kickstarter for our upcoming album, Love Problems, has given us the opportunity to talk with all kinds of rad podcasts–and our newest video, “Women Know Math,” has been featured on a lot of cool sites, too! Here’s where you can find our videos and interviews this month, including two Doubleclicks-themed cocktails!

The Math of You: In Episode 024, Angela and host Lucas Brown discuss They Might Be Giants and American Girl dolls. Plus! Lucas created a signature cocktail for her called the Exquisite Dead Guy. If you make it at your next party send us a picture!

Also: in Episode 025, which will go live March 1, Aubrey joins the fun to talk about the Beatles’ Rubber Soul. Her cocktail? You’ll have to wait and see!

Beyond the Playlist With JHammondC: Host Hammond Chamberlain chats with us about our work, how we got started, our writing process, and more!

MBSing: In Episode 193, we join host Mary Beth Smith to talk about our favorite comedy duos–which include Fozzie and Kermit and R2-D2 and C-3PO, of course.

The Mary Sue: Teresa Jusino did an in-depth interview with Angela about “Women Know Math” and why gender is an “everything problem.”

The Unheard Nerd: Will Harrison wrote a great feature on “Women Know Math” and our Kickstarter–check it out!

Geek & Sundry: Teri Litorco did a wonderful feature on our latest video, “Women Know Math,” and our Kickstarter! She included “Lord of the Rings,” too.

Comicon: Comicon wrote an insightful review of “Women Know Math” and talked about our cool Kickstarter rewards!

FEMMUSIC: We are so excited to see”Women Know Math” featured here!

Thank you to everyone who wrote about us, interviewed us, or shared our video and Kickstarter! We funded Love Problems in just two days (we broke $43,000 yesterday!) and have added some amazing stretch goals: be sure to check it out now.

 

 

 

Find The Doubleclicks in February: Interviews, Shows & More

NerdNightOut FebruaryHello everyone! We’ve got a lot going on in February (and even more coming up in the near future–stay tuned), so we thought we’d put together a handy guide to where you can listen to us, both in person and online!

The Mary Sue: I wrote a piece about hopelessness and politics and it was published by The Mary Sue! I tried to motivate myself into action–perhaps it will help some of you as well.

BJ Shea’s Geek Nation: We visited Seattle podcast BJ Shea’s Geek Nation to chat about music, gaming, finding our way into the arms of the geek community (it was magical), and why you shouldn’t necessarily be impressed by a boyfriend who plays guitar. We’re just saying.

Online Show: In case you missed our latest online show, featuring the fantastic Library Bards, check it out below!

Upcoming Shows in the Pacific Northwest!
We have three (three!) shows coming up in Portland and Seattle this month:

2/2 – Do What You Love Comedy Series: Come see us at the WeWork Custom House from 5:30-8:00 pm alongside amazing comedians Phil Schallberger (SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Katie Nguyen (Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy), Jeremiah Coughlan (Hudson Valley Comedy Festival, The Idaho Laugh Festival), and more! Tickets $15-25, 21+, no drink minimum.

2/11 – #NerdNightOut Seattle with The Doubleclicks, Joseph Scrimshaw & Molly Lewis: Advance tickets for our show at the Jewelbox Theater are sold out, but there will be a few available at the door. Also, you can enter to win two tickets at Seattle Pipeline! Doors at 6:30 pm, tickets $12, 21+.

2/12 – #NerdNightOut Portland with The Doubleclicks, Joseph Scrimshaw & Dr. Something: Advance tickets for our huge Doug Fir Lounge show at the  are not sold out quite yet, so go ahead and reserve yours now! We don’t do a lot of big shows in Portland, so we’re so excited to take the stage for a night of music and comedy with LA’s Joseph Scrimshaw and Portland’s Dr. Something! PDX Pipeline is running a contest to win two tickets–check out the details here! Doors at 7:00 pm, tickets $15-17, 21+.

There’s a lot of anxiety floating around in the world right now–hope you’re all dealing with it as best as you can, and that you have resources to help. We’d love to see you–have a great February!

We Made A Doubleclicks Fiasco Playset!

FINALLY after months of work—THE DOUBLECLICKS RPG IS OUT!

What is this? The Museum is a FIASCO PLAYSET based on the songs of the Doubleclicks! Now, you can play a fun tabletop role playing game and tell a fun story in the world of Doubleclicks songs–specifically, set in a wacky museum with Dimetrodons, Velociraptors, super villains, and more!

The playset was written by me (Angela) and Richard Malena, co-hosts of the Gosh Darn Fiasco podcast. It was edited by the amazing and brilliant Will Hindmarch (who really nailed this) and art is by the delightful and talented Matthew Bogart!

Download the playset at BULLY PULPIT GAMES for free!

And LISTEN to us play a game using this playset on our podcast Gosh Darn Fiasco!


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#NerdDayOut: Geeky Seattle Edition

Doubleclicks Seattle
Picture via InfoTravel.club.

We’re so excited for our #NerdNightOut show in Seattle 2/11 at the Jewelbox Theater with comedian Joseph Scrimshaw and singer-ukulele player Molly Lewis! It’s going to be a night of music, comedy, Star Wars, and surprises–so make sure to buy tickets now.

We’re also very grateful that some Seattle businesses have been helping us spread the word, so we wanted to highlight them here!

Gamma Ray Games/the Raygun Lounge501 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Sun-Thurs 2:00 pm-10:00 pm, Fri-Sat 2:00 pm-12:00 am
Gamma Ray Games is one of Seattle’s finest gaming stores, featuring board, card, miniature, role playing and collectible games–including rare and out of print games. If they don’t have what you want, they’ll order it for you. The Raygun Lounge offers food, drink, and regular gaming nights and events, and can be reserved for private events!

Wayward Coffeehouse6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:00 am-11:00 pm, Sat-Sun 7:00 am-11:00 pm
Wayward Coffeehouse isn’t just a semi-regular music venue for us–they’re an independent coffee haven (with a Firefly theme!) for geeks that offers fair trade coffee, local pastries, vegetarian/vegan sandwiches and soups, and more. They have lots of gaming, music, and movie events, and free wifi!

Support your local geeks and make it a #NerdDayOut before our show–hope to see you there!

The Library Bards Join #DoubleclicksLive 1/26

Our next online show is this Thursday, and we’re so excited to have the Library Bards as our special guests! Make sure to tune in at 6:00 pm PST/9:00 pm EST for an evening of music, chats, fun, and love.

Who are the Library Bards? Why, I’m so glad you asked:

The Library Bards are a nerd parody band consisting of Bonnie Gordon (ABC’s The Quest, R. Mika in Street Fighter V) and Xander Jeanneret (TBS’ King of the Nerds). They take Top 40 hits and transform them into the nerdy versions they should have been in the first place! With their catchy tunes and nerdy lyrics, the @LibraryBards will be bringing you into the #BardLife in no time!

Even better, here’s a picture:

The Library Bards Doubleclicks
The Library Bards! Yes!

Need more? Check out their video of “Black and Red,” their parody of the Cranberries’ “Zombie” and a heartfelt ode to Deadpool and Harley Quinn cosplayers:

We’re really looking forward to a fun evening with you where we can hang out, sing, and laugh. Hope to see you all on YouTube this Thursday–don’t forget to request songs in our poll!

#NerdDayOut: Geeky Portland Edition

Photo via Monica Galvan!

Have you heard about The Doubleclicks’ upcoming #NerdNightOut show in Portland 2/12Our amazing evening of feel-good comedy is at the Doug Fir Lounge with comedian Joseph Scrimshaw and multi-instrumentalist Dr. Something, and there’s still time to get tickets!

We’ve had several local geek-friendly businesses help us spread the word, so we wanted to make sure to give them a shoutout here–make it a #NerdDayOut and visit them!

Bridge City Comics3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00 am-7:00 pm, Fri-Sat 11:00 am-8:00 pm
Bridge City Comic’s motto is “Comics for the People,” and they back it up with a welcoming staff and a great selection of cool books! They sell new and used comics and graphic novels, and offer a monthly Graphic Novel Reading Club. Bridge City also has regular signings and even has local geek-friendly bands (like us!) over to play.

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Open Noon-Late Daily, 21+ & I.D. required after 5:00 pm
What’s a #NerdDayOut without video games? Ground Kontrol is a super-cool arcade and bar (all-ages until 4:30 pm) with an eye-popping collection of pinball machines. Keep an eye out for their weekly Geeks Who Drink pub quizzes–they’ll be giving away two tickets for our #NerdNightOut show at the Doug Fir!

Guardian Games345 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am-10:00 pm (sometimes later) Sun 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Guardian Games is yet another geeky Portland paradise that doubles as a music venue, but the first thing you’ll see when you get there is pretty much any nerdy tabletop or card game known to man. And an acre of tables to play at. Add their bar, the Critical Sip, to the equation, and you can see why it’s a second home to so many gamers!

We’re so lucky to have so many awesome nerdy businesses in Portland, and since many of them took a hit with snow and ice this month, now’s the perfect time to show your support!

Doubleclicks Christmas: New Video on Geek & Sundry and More

Wherever You Are on Christmas Geek & Sundry

We’re so excited to announce a brand-new video for “Wherever You Are on Christmas” exclusively on Geek & Sundry! Make sure to check it out for some geeky holiday cheer.

This song was originally released on our album, Christmas Ain’t About Me, which you can find on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and CD Baby!

But wait! There’s more! Like you, we also love geeky holiday tunes–especially those by our friends like Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Jonathan Coulton, Lucia Fasano, and Paul and Storm–so we put together a positively magical playlist, Doubleclicks Christmas Friends & Favs, over on Spotify. It’s two hours and two minutes of our favorite Christmas songs, and it’s free!

Finally, speaking of holiday tunes and awesome free stuff, we want to remind you about our free online show at our YouTube channel tomorrow, December 20. Join us at 6 pm PST (9 pm EST), and don’t forget to vote in our poll for the songs you want to hear!

We hope we’ve added a little extra jingle to your week! As always, we want to thank our lovely Patreon patrons for making our videos possible. Merry merry!

New Song: Sensitive Badass

We are excited to debut our newest song, “Sensitive Badass” for you!

“Sensitive Badass” is a song about trying to be strong, fierce, and honest. It’s about exploring being a person, and trying not to listen when people, even the voices inside, tell you to be quiet. Right now it’s especially important for folks to be loud, to not accept what’s happening, to make a change, and make a ruckus. And even when you try to be strong, you’re going to feel vulnerable and scared. That’s ok. You can be sensitive and still be a badass.
It’s been hard to write music for the last few weeks given the challenges we know that our friends and we will be looking at for the next few years, but we decided we aren’t going to stop, and we hope you keep going on, too, with renewed purpose and determination.

The video was filmed on the bus from Seattle to Portland.

The song is from the forthcoming Doubleclicks album, “Love Problems,” out 2017. Based on conversations with amazing friends especially the amazing Jenn from Twogether Studios.

LYRICS:
I let things bother me that I shouldn’t let bother me
and I feel sorry like I should be stronger
I know I shouldn’t listen to the insults or the heckles
but I listen and they all stick with me longer

My friend Michael Bain told me this is because
we’re evolved to remember the things that endanger us
If I was an animal searching for food
I would always be vigilant for things that are dangerous

So if when I am in real life or reading the comments
I’ll always remember those who cross the line
And not all the wonderful women and children
who tell us we’ve helped them by speaking our mind

If it is negative I’ll memorize it fast
Because I’m sensitive, not just a badass
I am sensitive, I am a badass

I act like I’m cocky I have a persona
cause I don’t want to seem like I’m open for feedback
But that’s just because I internalize everything
…that I should redact

I don’t know if it’s clear that that’s just who I have to be
I love my friends, I love them so much more than me
It feels like they all know just who they want to be
And I’ll always feel lucky that anyone talks to me

I wanna say, let’s start a band that just yells at the man
and never has a Facebook page and never does signings
I’m so scared about emails from moderate straight white cis males
that I stop myself writing when I feel like I’m whining

Don’t tell me to calm down, don’t tell me it will pass
I’m not just sensitive, I am a badass
I am sensitive, I am a badass

If you haven’t yet realized that we are political,
you haven’t listened so we will start yelling
I often want to just burn down the world,
sometimes I’m an anarchist, sometimes I’m a pacifist

I just want all of us to love each other
and listen when somebody tells you they’re hurting
I want us to maximize joy and equality
instead of what we’re earning

I’m a survivor, and if you’re a survivor too
We want you to know, that both of us believe you

You have the strength, and though all of the scars will last…
You can be sensitive and still a badass
I am sensitive, I am a badass
I am sensitive, I am a badass

New Gosh Darn Fiasco Episode: The Last Heist!

Gosh Darn Fiasco 19Good morning everyone! Welcome to Episode 19 of Gosh Darn Fiasco: The Mnemonic Gang, with Ben ColemanLewis SequieraRichard Malena, and (of course) Angela Webber! If you’re new to our bi-weekly podcast: we get funny and brilliant people together and play Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games. Hijinks and hilarity (usually) ensue!

It’s “The Last Heist!” Our gang of youngsters has an expert plan to steal the new Pokémon game and make tons of money. What could get in their way? Will it be their English teacher, obsessed with Shakespeare (the rapper)? The changing landscape of Hot Topic? Or maybe their “lackey”—the weird 35-year-old man who hangs out with this band of youth criminals and has a mysterious, skeleton-filled past? And do you need a mnemonic to remember that? Find out in this very funny episode featuring luminaries from the Portland comedy scene!

Are you hooked yet? Great! Don’t miss another episode: you can listen via iTunes, subscribe, follow Gosh Darn Fiasco on Twitter and Facebook, and even donate.

Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it!

This February Join The Doubleclicks for #NerdNightOut

NerdNightOut FebruaryHello, Pacific Northwest! Are you ready for some music and comedy shows? This February, join us and comedian Joseph Scrimshaw for our show #NerdNightOut: two (two!) evenings likely to include songs, Star Wars, social justice, cats, and dinosaurs! Both shows are 21+

February 11: Seattle! Come see us at the Jewelbox Theater Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $10-12–get advance tickets now! There are only 65 seats so get tickets soon! Update: this show is sold out, but you might be able to win some tickets!

February 12: Portland! We’ll be playing the wonderful Doug Fir Lounge Sunday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Doors at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15-17–you can get them now!

We are so excited to share two stages with our friend, comedian and writer Joseph Scrimshaw! Joseph is the host of comedy podcast Obsessed on Feral Audio, co-host of Star Wars podcast Force Center, and host of a monthly live comedy game show called HEADCAN(N)ON at NerdMelt in Los Angeles. He’s also written for RiffTrax, Screen Junkies, and a bunch of cool TV, radio, and streaming shows that have all been canceled. It’s hard out there for shows.

We love #NerdNightOut so much–hope to see you all there!

Star Trek! Podcasts! Music! Two Kinds!

We have two exciting bits of Star Trek (plus podcast) news for you!

We enjoy Star Trek
We enjoy Star Trek a great deal.

FIRST! We are so proud and thrilled to have written a new theme song for Women at Warp, a twice-monthly podcast where four women talk about Star Trek, its representations of women, contributions of women behind the scenes, and other fun Trek topics! You can listen to the first episode with our theme song—which also discusses Janeway and T’Pol—on your favorite podcast app or at WomenAtWarp.com!

SECOND! That’s right, our own twice-monthly podcast, Gosh Darn Fiasco, just released a new episode where we take to the skies. The space skies. Gosh Darn Fiasco is an improvised comedy podcast based on the role-playing game Fiasco, and every episode is a new story. The new episode features special guest New York Times-bestselling author Chelsea Cain (HeartsickMockingbird), playing Dr. Trish Brazil, who has a weird alien following her around. Starfleet wants us to uncover mysteries in the ruins of a lost civilization, but our Captain, Jazz Captain Birthday, is more interested in our jazz band’s concert. Plus—penguins! Cows! And . . . more? Listen on iTunes, wherever you hear podcasts, or at GoshDarnFiasco.Simplecast.fm!