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On Paul and Storm, our first big break, and our show next week!

10632682_10152665477574917_6926322678937134950_nIn February 2011, we emailed Paul and Storm in the middle of the night with a message starting: “Dear Misters Paul and Storm”, mentioning their upcoming show in PDX, and ending with this: “If you are looking for some girls to play a love song about gaming at a show sometime, we may be your gals. It’s a long shot, but I wanted to try.”

What I didn’t say in that e-mail was that their songs, in their current band and their former one, were by far my most-played tracks of all time (especially “Title of The Song”, by their old band Da Vinci’s notebook, which was on a CD of a local a capella group I stole from my sister in high school, and the “Pillsbury Cookie Dough” Jingle). I didn’t say that I’d seen them in concert 3 times, listened to all their podcasts, and watched all their YouTube videos.

Probably a lack of mentioning those things helped a great deal—and though that email SHOULD NOT HAVE WORKED, it did (they even said we had “very funny stuff!”)—and we opened for  Paul and Storm in Portland for our largest audience ever, probably still one of our best shows ever, and at that show we met amazing friends and our very first in-real-life geeky fans.

I was wearing my work clothes from my old dayjob + my worst haircut ever. Good work, me.
I was wearing my work clothes from my old dayjob + my worst haircut ever. Good work, me.

Now, almost 4 years later, we’re proud to consider these nerds our friends. They have invited us to play with them at w00tstock and on a GOSH DARNED CARIBBEAN CRUISE, they’ve asked us to participate in their music videos, kickstarter, and on their songs, and we’ve trashed bedrooms in both of their houses. They’ve given us infinitely valuable advice on touring and Kickstarter, dealing with fans and being yourself—where to eat in Indy and which fantasy/sci-fi-books to read—and they’ve introduced us to (or tricked us into meeting) people like Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton and Paul F. Tompkins—and of course Molly Lewis, the best friendship set-up of all time.They have been generous and honest and kind and just so, so great. They are brilliant songwriters and real real good singers and very smart—and our lives are enriched because of the great things they do.

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Us together at PAX in 2011—they invited us on stage to sing back-up!

Thank you, Paul and Storm. Thank you, so much.

Behind-the-scenes shot from the "Right here with you" video shoot
Behind-the-scenes shot from the “Right here with you” video shoot

THESE FEELS BROUGHT TO YOU BY AN UPCOMING SHOW! We are so so so excited to once again be opening for Paul and Storm in Portland next Wednesday (August 27) at Holocene, thanks to Ground Kontrol & the Hollywood Theater! Please come to this show, PDX! Please make a full circle beautiful! Tickets are available now!

(And then on Friday we will be opening for P&S at (holy crap) the PAX MAINSTAGE CONCERT—the place we first saw them perform in 2009.)

Fall tour: East/Midwest & more!

IT’S HAPPENING! Some shows have tickets available online now! Some don’t have online ticket sales! But we encourage you to mark your calendars, set your phone alarms, RSVP on Facebook for reminders & PLEASE invite your friends! We will bring our cat keyboard if you bring yourself!

View our entire up-to-date calendar online always: thedoubleclicks.com/upcoming

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Sep 20: Portland, OR @ Rose City Comic-Con! Concert at 2pm Saturday!
Sep 25: Chicago, IL @ Public House Theater $15 (TICKETS) (FB event)
Sep 26: Milwaukee, WI @ 42 Lounge, 9pm, $5 (FB event)
Sep 27: Madison, WI @ Pegasus Games, 7:30pm, $10, buy tickets @ Pegasus (FB event)
Sep 28: Ann Arbor, MI @ Get Your Game On, 7pm, $5 (FB event)
Sep 29: Toronto, Ontario @ Silver Snail, 7pm, $5 (FB event)
Sep 30: THE INTERNET @ Youtube, 8pm Eastern, free! (FB Event)(Direct link)
Oct 1: Somerville, MA @ Comicazi with Unwoman! 7pm, $10 (FB event)(SOLD OUT)
Oct 2: Northampton, MA @ Modern Myths w/Unwoman, 7pm, $5 (FB event)
Oct 3: Brooklyn, NY @ The Way Station, 9pm, $5 (FB event)
Oct 4: West Hartford, CT @ University of Saint Joseph, $15 (TICKETS) (FB event)
Oct 5: Ardmore, PA @ Melodies Cafe, $8 (TICKETS) (FB event)
Oct 6: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java, 7:30pm, $12 (TICKETS)
Oct 7: Greensboro, NC: Geeksboro, 8:30pm, $9 (FB event)(TICKETS)
Oct 9: Indianapolis, IN @ Indy Reads Books, $8 at the door (FB event)
Oct 11: Seattle, WA @ GeekGirlCon — official Saturday night concert! (TICKETS)

IF YOUR CITY IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE THIS YEAR please suggest it through our official form: http://bit.ly/suggestacity.  That is the very best way to make us hear & remember your requests/demands. We love spreadsheets. We’re really excited about all the music and videos and fun we’ve been able to produce thanks to our awesome kickstarter backers! It’s been a perfect year for us… but we know we haven’t made it everywhere you are to play shows. We are going to try to make it work to see more of you next year!

The Doubleclicks livestream shows: August!

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We have been doing a live YouTube show every month for the last few months as part of our year of Kickstarter-funded fun! (you can watch the archived shows on youtube). This month we are on the road like woah, so we won’t be doing a livestream show from our YouTube channel… we’ll be doing THREE SEPARATE online live-stream appearances of various kinds from conventions around the country! Tune in the following places to see us make both music and talking sounds:

TOMORROW: Friday, August 8 @ 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific @ http://twitch.tv/orlandonerdfest

Join us in Orlando, Florida where we will be playing at Orlando Nerdfest, a huge nerd-music festival with dozens of bands. You may want to tune in all weekend!

Thursday, August 14 @ 11am Eastern / 8am Pacific @ http://oomba.tv/

We will be at GenCon in Indianapolis, joining the official livestream for an interview and chat about what we have going on at GenCon. I bet they’ll ask us about our favorite DnD character to play!

Friday, August 29 starting @ 8pm Pacific / 11pm Eastern @ http://www.twitch.tv/pax

We aren’t yet exactly sure what time we start, but sometime between 8pm and probably… 1am…. we will be live on the PAX twitch channel for our mainstage concert show. The production of the video is usually great, and we highly recommend not reading the comments and instead enjoying the music without input from the trolls on the Internet. Also playing that night: Triforce Quartet and Paul & Storm!

See you on the Internet, friends! We’ll be back to our normally scheduled Youtube shows in September! If you want to request a song or ask an advice question for our YouTube show, go to bit.ly/chatDC. We will announce the date of our next livestream show on TwitterFacebook and especially our EMAIL LIST.

Wanna be in our video this week? Here’s how!

LET’S MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO TOGETHER, FRIENDS! Why not? It’ll be fun! Being involved is a two-step process. and the DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JUNE 2!

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1. Take a short (7 seconds or less) video of yourself dancing with a container of jam or jelly. Fruit jam, fruit jelly. Or toast. ANY dance you want! Fun dance!

2. Send us the video following these specific instructions (If the video doesn’t fit these requirements, we just aren’t going to use it. Sorry.)

  • PLEASE make sure your video is horizontal, not vertical (turn your phone!)iphonetutorial
  • Send us 7 seconds or less of video. Don’t give us the set-up, just give us the good part. Trim it! Send us ONLY ONE video!
  • Formats: 3GP, AVI, MP4 and Quicktime. And don’t make the final over a gig, that’d be silly.
  • send the video via google drive or dropbox to jam@thedoubleclicks.com. If you do not know how to use these free services, please look it up! They’re both great and keeping it simple is the only way we’ll be able to make this video happen.
  • Once you submit your video, go to this google form and give us your name for the credits: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zG1ZLWoqV3Qm419D0xSRimS0pBowxSsl0hum_iIcWFI/viewform
  • Send your video BEFORE Monday, June 2 at 8pm PDT. After that point, we aren’t accepting any more jam.
  • Don’t take a photo of someone who doesn’t know what’s happening! Please! Don’t rope your sister into it or something. That makes everyone feel weird! Dance your own beautiful self! (Or get a baby or dog to do it, that’s just adorable.)

Jammily yours,

The Doubleclicks.

The Dimetrodon Album & Tour!

DIMETRODON released on Jun 10: GET IT NOW!

on ITUNES or on BANDCAMP or (physical CD) CDBaby

(or google, amazon, all of those other places you like)

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We are SUPER proud of this CD. It was produced by Mike Phirman and sounds awesome. Dimetrodon TOUR DATES are on OUR TOUR CALENDAR… Make sure you’re on our email list so when we come back to the east coast, midwest & more you won’t miss it! http://thedoubleclicks.fanbridge.com/

FALL TOUR UPCOMING….. (more dates TBA)

Weekly Song Wednesday starts May 7

Last fall, we wrote and released a song on YouTube every week for 14 weeks. It was fun and great and terrible and awesome. You can watch those videos on a YouTube playlist.

This February, we Kickstarted an opportunity to do it again… bigger, better, faster, stronger. That Kickstarter succeeded, and even enabled us to both make The Doubleclicks our full-time job all year long so we can work on projects like this.
So now, we have an announcement…

wsw announcementThis summer, we present Weekly Song Wednesday Season 2. For 10 weeks, from May 7 to July 9, we’ll release a new music video every wednesday. Subscribe to the YouTube channel to tune in!