Portland folk-pop duo the Doubleclicks have announced a 26-city tour across the U.S. (and one city in Canada.) The band’s 2015 album, “President Snakes,” discusses topics from breakfast and cats to childhood bullying and social anxiety, and spent 2 weeks on the Billboard comedy charts thanks to support of fans around the world and a popular Kickstarter campaign. President Snakes is a fictional Presidential Candidate, invented by the duo, who is 5 snakes wearing a suit pretending to be a person. Is this political commentary? No one is quite sure.
The tour will include mostly all-ages concerts, as the Doubleclicks are hoping that kids, teens, families, and nerds of all ages will enjoy their show, which will feature music from President Snakes, hits from previous albums, and new material. Some tour dates will feature special guests, including ukulele songwriter and HBO documentary soundtrack composer Danielle Ate The Sandwich, producer/rapper/geekette Sammus, and singer/songwriters Marc with a C and Juliana Finch.
Full tour list is below! All concerts kid-friendly unless noted.
Tickets available for some shows, others are just “suggested donation at the door.” It helps a lot if you RSVP on Facebook & invite your friends!
Full concert schedule always: thedoubleclicks.com/upcoming
5/06 – Salem, OR @ Salem Public Library (Info)(Free all-ages show, info TBA!)
7/24 – Tualatin, OR @ Tualatin Public Library (Free kid’s show in Portland area. Info TBA!)
8/13 – Denver, CO @ Myths and Legends Con – Tickets $20 adults/$10 kids with discount code “catpiano,” including at least one Doubleclicks concert and admission to a full weekend of fun! (Facebook) (Tickets)
PLUS: PAX East & Gen Con
More dates are coming! Stay tuned to this email list and our Facebook and Twitter for updates. And if you have suggestions/demands that we play your town, please fill out this form (bit.ly/suggestacity)—we cannot keep track of individual emails and tweets.
We have a lot of projects going on, and many of them are manifesting in LIVE PERFORMANCES IN PORTLAND! Here is what the deal is with those!
May 9 – THE DOUBLECLICKS VARIETY SHOW is a monthly sketch comedy, stand-up and New Doubleclicks material showcase and it is very very good. Monday night, 8pm-9:30pm, Kickstand Comedy Space, $5. (Info) (Facebook)
May 15 – ART MUSEUM MINI-SHOW – we will be saying “farewell” to the giant cat painting the Portland Art Museum has been displaying with a miniconcert from 2pm-2:30pm. (Info)
June 8 – NERD COMEDY NIGHT – Allie Goertz, Lucia Fasano, Barbara Holm and The Doubleclicks christen the new woman-owned comic shop “Book With Pictures” with an evening of nerdy funny music and jokes. 8pm, $8 at the door. (Info)
July 19 – BIG SHOW! This is our next Portland headlining gig where we are doing a full hour of Doubleclicks Songs. It’s the touring show, it’s high quality, and if you only go to one Doubleclicks show a year like a “normal” person, go to this one! Also on this evening will be DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH, BARBARA HOLM and LUCIA FASANO. Tickets are available now.
July 24 – Kid’s show at Tualatin Public Library! This is our next local concert that is good for KIDS! Mark your calendars, more information will be coming soon. Tualatin is a 15-20 minute drive from downtown Portland.
July 25 – Live Podcast Recording – “Gosh Darn Fiasco” is a comedy/improv/gaming podcast where we play the game “Fiasco” with special guests. We’ll be playing July 25 at Kickstand Comedy in front of a live audience, with special guest Kelly Sue DeConnick! $5 at the door. 7pm-8pm. (Facebook)
A couple months ago, I was at dinner with friends and we were discussing Star Wars (duh). The conversation turned to C-3PO and how everyone hates C-3PO and how he’s terrible in every way. So annoying! So unkind! So oblivious! And I thought to myself: “Oh gosh, this is how people talk about me when I’m not around I bet.” On the way home, I wrote this song about FEELINGS.
Patreon backers can download this song right here!
OHIO 2/27 @ Miami University (free!)
We are playing an hour-long set at Miami University’s annual League of Geeks big weekend extravaganza! The show is open to the public and the concert will take place February 27 at 9 pm at the Armstrong Student Center at Miami University! 550 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056. Info
Information will be available at the League of Geeks website!
INDIANAPOLIS 2/28 @ Indy Reads Books ($5/$10)
On Sunday , the Doubleclicks RETURN to Indy Reads Books for a Sunday Afternoon Concert! Seating will start around 2:30pm, and the Doubleclicks will play from 3pm-4pm. All ages welcome! Tickets available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 15. Indy Reads Books is located at 911 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Info
The first episode of our NEW PODCAST is up and it’s soooo goood!
The podcast is GOSH DARN FIASCO. My friends and I improvise a movie-length story using prompts from the game Fiasco. It’s super easy to get into for gamers and non-gamers alike.
“In this episode, our players head to CAMP DEATH, a playset written by James Gabrielsen all about a haunted camp with a mysterious past and lots of problems. The counselors come early to set up and are greeted by a bus driver who loves PBJs, a messed up squirrel corpse, and a forest that takes impressionable youths and turns them into experienced hunters. What does it all mean? That’s a wonderful question. Please call in if you know this answer.”
You can listen on Simplecast or subscribe on iTunes, Overcast, Pocketcasts, whatever by just searching “Gosh Darn.”
<3 Thank you for listening!
Our latest album PRESIDENT SNAKES just made it onto Pandora! Go make a station and tell us what they play!
Hello friends and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. This year we are officially celebrating 5 YEARS of the Doubleclicks. It’s been an unexpected journey with y’all from a couple of weird sisters playing a song about D&D in a bar while people ignore us—to a couple of weird sisters playing a song about D&D in a game store while people sing along. 2015 was amazing, for example—you can read all about what happened last year on our blog. It’s wonderful wonderful wonderful and we are so thankful that you’ve joined us for the ride!
To celebrate our 5 year anniversary, we have put together 5 COOL THINGS for all of us to do together. Two of them are in Portland but the rest can be enjoyed by all people everywhere (through the Internet). So let’s begin!! Continue reading 5 new things for 5 years of the Doubleclicks
We are playing at PAX SOUTH at the end of this month, January 29-Feb 1! So if you are in San Antonio/Austin/the “South” and you like video games, we highly recommend checking out PAX and coming to see our concert! Get passes and information at south.paxsite.com.
Our concert is scheduled for SATURDAY night. We’re scheduled to go on at 9pm, but it could be earlier or later so act accordingly! Continue reading We’re going to PAX South! San Antonio, TX!
Hello everyone and welcome to the 2015 year-in-wrap-up post! This may not be interesting to anyone other than me, but I write these every year as an exercise in tracking-the-time-passing, in reflecting on what we’ve done, and as a way for me to have something to look back on to remember how I’ve been thinking. You can read all the previous years (2011 – 2012 – 2013 – 2014) if you’d like. *I* think it’s interesting.
One of the coolest things about this year was all the neat people we got to work with. You can read all about them here!
I’m gonna give the highlights of each month of 2015, because it was a big year. BIG YEAR, I SAY. And also emotional year. EMOTIONS, I say. Let’s look at things! THERE ARE EMOTIONS IN HERE GET READY. Continue reading 2015 in The Doubleclicks
2015 was a BIG YEAR for the Doubleclicks! This is the first post of 2 or maybe 3 where we wrap up the year. HOORAY!
Thanks to the NerdNightOut tour, our monthly online shows, and other things we put together (and some we didn’t), we were able to meet and produce events with a bunch of new people this year. They are inspiring and wonderful and fantastic and I want to tell you about them.
In case they are new to you, we made a playlist for you of some of our favorite songs from these folks. It’s on YouTube at http://bit.ly/dcfriends and below!
We also made a Twitter list so you can go check everybody out real fast because we RECOMMEND IT.
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE: Continue reading Wonderful People We Played With This Year
We returned to Portland’s best local radio variety show, LIVE WIRE RADIO, to help celebrate their 300th Episode! Live Wire airs on lots of public radio stations around the country—you can see their broadcast schedule on their website!
You can listen to the whole show, which includes an interview with the wonderful JOHN HODGMAN, on the Live Wire website!
You can also watch videos of our performance below!
Thanks so much to our friends at Live Wire for having us back!