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New Video: “The Universe” by Danielle Ate The Sandwich

Hello friends! We have a new video for you: a cover of “The Universe,” a beautiful song by Danielle Ate The Sandwich. This song is incredibly great and I knew as soon as I heard it that I wanted to play it sometime. Aubrey put on an incredible string quartet of cellos and I’m really happy with how it turned out! If you like it, please share it!

Danielle’s new album The Terrible Dinner Guest is incredible—if you haven’t yet gotten into Danielle’s stuff, I recommend checking out this music video, which is amazing and funny and SO DARN RELATABLE.

Thank you as always to our Patreon backers for making our videos possible!

Video Games, Vampires & Satan: Doubleclicks Variety Show 10/27

Doubleclicks Variety ShowPortland! 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!

We Wrote for Betrayal at the House on the Hill!

Last year the wonderful Mike Selinker at Lone Shark Games reached out to us with an exciting proposition: an expansion—the first in 11 years—for his game Betrayal at the House on the Hill. He asked us to write for Widow’s Walk, which we did, with help from Richard Malena (our partner in tour, games, and his show Atomic Game Theory)! Ours is a very special haunt where you can betray your friends . . . with cats. No more spoilers, but we’re very proud.

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The whole expansion is amazing. There are new rooms, new omens, and a lot of great content by amazing contributors like Zoë Quinn (Depression Quest), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), Max Temkin and Eli Halpern (Cards Against Humanity), Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency), and more!

It was a real treat to get in on helping to design (and playtest, a little!) this game, and it’s been hard keeping the secret for so long . . .

But now you can finally get Betrayal at the House On the Hill: Widow’s Walk—with a haunt by Angela Webber (that’s me!) and Richard Malena—at your friendly local game store or on Amazon! Let us know if you play our haunt, I want to know what you name your cat!

New Podcast Episode: INDIANA JONES!

Our role-playing game/comedy-improv podcast Gosh Darn Fiasco has a new episode this week!

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Join Josh A. Cagan (screenwriter, the DUFF), Joseph Scrimshaw (Obsessed Podcast, writer for Rifftrax), and Lucia Fasano (comedian, Portlandia, singer-songwriter) for a trip into an archaeological dig where we try to make a movie and discover a forbidden holy artifact in a cave full of traps, spirits, and crystals!

Listen on the web: https://goshdarnfiasco.simplecast.fm/20

On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gosh-darn-fiasco/id1074197648#

On Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0&gclid=CPCP5eGm6M8CFcy-fgodjq0AOg&gclsrc=ds#/ps/Ij5a5etdo45qj5wvvfrblo75knq

and on all the podcast apps, just search “Gosh Darn Fiasco!”

You Should Write A Song About That! Episode 1: Sam Maggs talks about Anandibai Joshi

Today we are debuting a new project called “You Should Write A Song About That,” in which we interview a fascinating person about something that fascinates them and write a song about that!

In our first segment we talk to author Sam Maggs about Anandibai Joshi—the first Indian woman to get a degree in Western Medicine—and then we wrote a song about her! Read more about Anandibai and 24 other amazing women in “WONDER WOMEN” – the new book by Sam Maggs, it’s really, really great!

Song:

Full Interview:

This project is made possible by our backers on Patreon who pay $1 or more for each new video we post! Thank you, Patreon backers! You can join them at: patreon.com/thedoubleclicks

Lucia Fasano’s Radio Silence CD release party is this weekend!!

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Lucia Fasano is a wonderful human – we have worked with her on several projects over the last couple years, and we are thrilled to say her album is the first not-us album that we have released with our new indie-artist-crowdfunding label that we started, creatively called “Doubleclicks Records!” The album was produced by Jackpot Recording/Larry Crane, who amazingly generously gave Lucia a shot on this debut solo release. The album is great and we are happy to be even a little involved!

If you’re in Portland, Come hear Lucia’s amazing music as well as comedy and music from us and a bunch of dear friends this weekend: Saturday night, 7pm at Books with Pictures!

We’re celebrity sock judges!

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Some neat opportunities have come our way since we started this band, but I have to say the biggest “WE MADE IT!!” moment came for me earlier this year when we were asked to be “celebrity judges” for Sock It To Me’s annual design contest. “What?” you ask… well… yes.

Sock It To Me makes amazing songs. There are dinosaurs, cats, and space—my three favorite things. And I own lots of their socks. It’s part of who I am. They run a contest every year where anyone can design a sock, and the winner gets $2,000 and their sock design is produced. I think it’s rad. I think we should have interesting socks and we should all celebrate art at all levels.

ANYWAY— the designs are in and you can vote now! Aubrey and I (and other celebrity judges including Lucy Knisley and Lil Bub) voted in the previous round to narrow down to the finalists. We love socks, friends. And we are officially celebrities. So deal with THAT.

The Ghastlytrump Tinies: we recorded the audiobook!

Register to vote! Put voting on your calendar! Then vote. Promise? Good. Damn this damn election. Game design kingpin Mike Selinker got us involved in a really neat political project he put together this fall, here’s the pitch:

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The Ghastlytrump Tinies is a parody of Edward Gorey’s classic alphabet book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, but with the children representing what we’d lose in a hypothetical (we hope!) Trump administration. It is written by game designer Mike Selinker, illustrated by 26 of the best artists on the planet, and published by Basket of Adorables.

A mere 1,000 copies of this softcover book are available for $25 (plus $10 shipping) – but you can pay that $25 (or more!) as a donation to the Clinton campaign or the Southern Poverty Law Center and only send us ONE PENNY (plus the shipping). If you do that, just email us a copy of your receipt from Hillary Clinton’s donation page or the SPLC donation page. But act now. Once it’s gone, it’s gone like the things in this book will be if we elect Trump.

We recorded the audiobook for “The Ghastlytrump Tinies” – and you can listen to it – and get your copy of the book – at ghastlytrump.com

The Doubleclicks at Dragon Con 2016!

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We’re coming back to Dragon Con for our second year and we’re doing tons of things! Please come see the things!

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“Much Ado About nerddom” – a 18+ Variety Show at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse! Tickets for that are $20 and available now: http://www.shakespearetavern.com/ – you do not need to be attending Dragon Con to attend this show! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724944504460888/

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West Coast Tour with Lucia Fasano!

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Poster by the amazing Marlowe Dobbe

9/18 – Santa Clara – 2pm – Illusive Comics – $10 suggested at the door

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The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Sunday, Sept 18, the bands will play an all-ages afternoon show at Illusive Comics in Santa Clara, CA! The show begins at 2pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only.  Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!

9/19 – Oakland – 7pm – Endgame – All-Ages Concert! – $10 suggested at the door

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The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Monday, Sept 19, the Doubleclicks will play an all-ages show at Endgame in Oakland, CA! The show begins at 7pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only.  Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!

9/20 – Burbank – 7pm – Geeky Teas – All-Ages Concert! – $10 suggested at the door

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The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Tuesday, Sept 20, the bands will play an all-ages show at Geeky Teas in Burbank, CA! The show begins at 7pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only.  Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!

9/21 – West Hollywood – 9pm – Genghis Cohen – 21+ Concert – $10

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The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Wednesday, Sept 21, the bands will play a 21+ show at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood! The show begins at 9pm. Tickets are $10 and available online at http://tinyurl.com/j6adbcc! Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.”

10/15 – Portland, OR – 7pm – Books With Pictures – 17+ – Concert & Comedy Show

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On Saturday, October 15, join Lucia Fasano, The Doubleclicks, Barbara Holm & Kyle McCormick for a CD release party for Lucia’s album RADIO SILENCE! The show is free (suggested $5 donation for the acts), and Lucia’s album will be available for purchase!