Could you use a laugh? We’re so excited to join in some much-needed fun tonight in Portland at It’s Gonna Be Okay, Barbara Holm‘s hilarious weekly feminist comedy showcase at EastBurn! We’ll be playing a short set at this free, 21+ show. It starts at 8:30 pm, but get there by 8:00 to get a seat!
Physical media! Some people love it! Do YOU? Are you collecting our CDs for some reason? Do you have awesome friends and loved ones who appreciate thoughtful presents? We have a suggestion/warning: we are down to our last handful of copies of our 2013 album Lasers and Feelings, and you can buy one now before they’re gone!
We have a lot of feelings about Lasers and Feelings–it has many of our best-loved songs on it, like “Nothing to Prove,” “The Guy Who Yelled Freebird,” and this little ditty, below:
Find The Last Few Copies Of Lasers and Feelings Here:
Hey folks. We’re still collecting our thoughts and planning our actions after last week’s events, as we’re sure all of you are, but we’ve got some shows coming up online this week and we’d love for you to join us if it feels right!
November 17 at 6 pm, #DoubleclicksLive – Free Online YouTube Show: We’ll be hosting our monthly online show on our YouTube channel Thursday evening! Pull on your favorite pants, put on your headphones, and join us for music, chat, and special guest Peter from Rock, Paper, Cynic! There’s still time to request songs on the Facebook poll.
November 15 at 11 am – Desert Bus Fundraiser Benefiting Child’s Play: Desert Bus is the world’s longest running internet-based fundraiser and has raised more than $3.1 million for Child’s Play, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games. It’s a great example of what happens when people from all over the world–organizers, volunteers, crafters and viewers–come together to achieve a common goal, and we’re so proud to be a part of it. We’ll be calling in and chatting and playing a few songs on Tuesday, so check it out at desertbus.org!
Monday, November 21 at 8 pm: We’re also playing a short set at It’s Gonna Be Okay, Barbara Holm’s weekly feminist safe-space comedy show, November 21 at Eastburn. The show is free and starts at 8:30 pm, but you’ll want to get there by 8 pm to get a seat. 21+.
The political climate is extremely frustrating right now, and the amount of hate and fear that is in this election, in our country, on the internet, in the world—is hitting us all. It’s a frustrating moment, because a lot of the hate, the partisanship, is coming from a clear place of hurt and fear.
When you think about it, there aren’t really two different sides to the story, there’s just the one—we’ve all been hurt, we all have fears, and we are trying to get by.
Sometimes we carry that hurt along with us for decades, through our lives, and then we hurt someone…. and they want to hurt someone… it’s never-ending. It’s never-changing. And if we don’t try to forgive, to process, and to pass on love instead of hate, hope instead of cynicism, we just get one long line of “paying-it-forward-as-we-got-it.” A Möbius strip of hate.
That is what this song’s about. I try to be hopeful. I believe we can love people, even if we don’t agree. We MUST try to empathize—with everyone.
We love you!
Bonus: learn about the fascinating mathematical properties of the Möbius strip with our own adorable Möbius strip worksheet, created by artist Natalie Metzger and math educator/YouTuber Rich Malena exclusively for us and for Kickstarter Election Issues!
Do you love to laugh? Do you enjoy meeting new people, and taking long walks on the beach? How do you feel about . . . cat keyboards? Listen, Portland: if you feel like you’ve been looking for geeky events in all the wrong places, The Doubleclicks are here for you: check out our November shows below!
November 17 at 6 pm – Free Online YouTube Show: Even if you’re not in Portland, you can feel the love on our YouTube channel! Pull on your favorite pants, put on your headphones, and join us for music, chat, and special guests. Plus, you can help choose the playlist via our poll!
November 21 at 8 pm – It’s Gonna Be Okay:We’ll play a short set at this incredible weekly comedy show, hosted by local comedy genius Barbara Holm! Free show at Eastburn. The show starts at 8:30 pm, but get there by 8pm to get a seat! 21+.
Listen, geek lovers of Portland: The Doubleclicks will never give you up, let you down, run around, or desert you. Wait. That might be Rick Astley. But still: we hope to see your faces this month!
Portland! The Doubleclicks Variety Show is this Thursday at Kickstand Comedy Space at the Siren Theater–have you gotten your tickets yet? Our monthly show will be going on hiatus for the holidays, so don’t miss this one!
Here’s what you’ll get for the low, low price of $5 (well, $6.30 with fees):
We just had an amazing rehearsal (see headline for hints what we’ll be up to), and we can’t wait to get on stage! Last month’s show sold out, so make sure to get your tickets ahead of time.
Note:This show has swears and sexual content. If it were a movie it would be rated R. Please consider this when bringing humans under 17. Unless, you know, they’re cool. But probably leave the kids at home.
Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30–hope to see you there!