Happy Holidays from Portland, friends. It’s come that time of year again, when I try to get my head around the year that’s ending. A time when I re-read these posts from the end of 2011, 2012 and 2013 and remember what a fool I was in the past, every moment until today. Gosh, past Angela was sure ignorant and silly, wasn’t she? Glad that’s all over.
It’s been a cool couple days in Doublelicks-land, link-wise. We keep a running list of press mentions on our press page, but these are cool and note a specific mention:
- BITCH MEDIA: We were interviewed by Sarah Mirk on the Popaganda podcast about Geekdom, sexism, and staying positive. We also played a song, and the other guests include some of our favorite humans, Elizabeth Sampat and Sammus.
- the FEMINIST CHRISTMAS SONG that we wrote for Cards Against Humanity’s HolidayBullshit.com project got picked up a few cool places: Mic.com | Huffington Post | Bustle | Cosmopolitan.com (YES THAT IS COSMO)
- OREGONIAN: Our Kickstarter got a mention in the O’s music end-of-year post.
- CAT CHANNEL: I’m really excited that we were written about on a site called “Cat Channel.”
- Musician, fangirl and awesome human THEFIFTHSISTER wrote a comprehensive review and introduction to the Doubleclicks on her nerd music blog.
Superfan note: If you go to these posts and leave a comment about the article, or even just visit, the spike in interest makes The Doubleclicks & our fans look good, and might make them want to cover us again! As a former journalist, I can say that this actually sometimes works.
Our music is on Pandora!!! Hooray! Check it out!
It took a while for the submission to process… but we finally MADE IT! We’re very excited!! We’re working on adding more albums now. Writing a review and “liking” us helps us a lot! If Pandora’s not your thing, you can stream our music on Spotify, YouTube and Bandcamp!
Here’s where you can find us at Emerald City Comicon this year: March 28-30, 2014 in Seattle, WA.
We will be sharing a BOOTH 205 with Marian Call and Molly Lewis ALL WEEKEND LONG! Come see us at it! We will have NEW buttons, as well as dice and some t-shirts!
Friday Night, @ 9pm: Kracklefest 4! The Doubleclicks, Burlesque, Kirby Krackle, and Death*Star Hip-Hop! 21+, Hard Rock Cafe. Tickets $10, online now & $12 at the door!
Friday at 1:10pm: We will be doing “something” at Joseph Scrimshaw’s panel, in Hall B, (Rooms 608-609). He is super funny and this should be a great time.
Friday @ 3pm: mysterious event: you never know what might happen if you show up at the Convention Center Level 2 North Galleria at 3pm. You might see a cello or something. Check in with us, Marian, or Molly at our booth (205) to confirm that mystery is happening.
Also Friday Night, @ 10:30pm: Late Night Nerds (presented by #NerdNightOut): The Doubleclicks, Molly Lewis, Stepto, Joseph Scrimshaw, and Josh A. Cagan! — that’s all our favorite people in one place for stories, music, comedy & more. 21+. Tickets $10—SOLD OUT!.
Saturday at 11:20am: Angela will be on a panel called “It’s Not Too Dangerous To Go Alone” with comics people Dylan Meconis and Erika Moen, moderated by Kenna Conklin of GeekPortland.com. Hall C, (Room 610).
We’ll also be at our booth on & off all day.
Sunday: a panel concert @ 1pm: At the convention in room 3AB, come see us do an all-ages concert with singing along and funtimes! A panel show for everyone with sunday or 3-day passes!
We’ll also be at our booth on & off all day.
THIS WEEKEND we are playing at PAX, you guys! PAX was one of our very first introductions to Epic Nerd Music In The Wild. And an amazing supergroup cover of Double Rainbow performed by MC Frontalot, Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm is, to this day, still one of the most beautiful things we’ve seen. Actually doing a mainstage show at PAX is one of those “dreams come true” for us — except it was a crazy dream that we never ever actually expected to happen, so holy crap, we are freaking out a bit, but it’s ok, keep breathing. Where was I?
We are playing the main stage Saturday night concert* at PAX! Come see us play songs from our new album and our old album, and watch us dance nervously, and also we will throw prizes into the audience in an attempt to make them like us. We will be hanging out at Bandland all weekend as well, selling CDs & a limited number of Doubleclicks dice. And please tell your friends!
*the concert starts at 8:30. We are on SECOND, followed by the rapper laureate of PAX, MC Frontalot himself.
PS: Game Designer John Harper (Lady Blackbird, OneSeven Design) made a tabletop RPG called “Lasers and Feelings” inspired by our album!! Find him at Games on Demand at PAX if you want to play or download it from his website!
Happy Tabletop Day!!!
For this new and most glorious holiday, we’re giving away our Dungeons & Dragons love song, This Fantasy World, for freeeee!!!
D&D was my introduction to the wild world of tabletop games… and once we found the board games, we could not be stopped. We’ve already played Gloom today, and though it is a busy day, in the background of my head I’ll be playing Lords of Waterdeep and Dixit and Revolution.
Speaking of Gloom… designer of Gloom Keith Baker created a special Tabletop expansion pack for today’s festivities, and he invited us & our friend Molly Lewis to play it with him… in front of a camera crew. It was really fun, and you can watch the result below.
You can pick up the special Tabletop Gloom cards from participating game stores today!
Have you heard of Cards Against Humanity? It’s a party game for horrible people. Horrible, horrible people. If you’re in to being horrible, and offensive, and laughing a lot – it’s a game you have probably already played.
This year, for PAX, we were asked by the very folks who make Cards Against Humanity to produce for them an “official theme song.” So we did. I should warn you – it’s not safe for work, for young ears, or for “not horrible”-type people.
You can download “A Good Game Of Cards” as a DRM-free mp3, for no money at all, at the Cards Against Humanity website. Scroll down to the FAQ and click on “does Cards Against Humanity have an official theme song?” Or just click here to stream it directly.
1. We accidentally made a Holiday EP. It’s got 5 new, original songs by us. You can pre-order it digitally now, and we sold out of physical copies (for now) – but there may be more Real Disks for sale on Sunday. How this came about is a story we should really tell you sometime.
2. We’re playing at the Dammit Liz Holiday Show in Seattle on Saturday! It will be a night of comedy, music, collaborations, and festivity. There are still tickets available! We’ll also be “guest writing” and performing on an upcoming Portland taping of the Live Wire! Radio show, which you should *definitely* attend, if you can!
3. We will be appearing in a Ragnarok-themed streaming concert and video experiment with Molly Lewis during the end of the world (Dec. 21, 7pm-ish Pacific, 10pm-ish Eastern.) You can RSVP on Facebook for that, or just show up at Molly Lewis’ YouTube channel that evening. Perhaps we will survive the end of the world together…. perhaps. (wink)
5. We love you!
Hello everyone! We have returned from our tour of the East Coast. It was an amazing tour, and if you have not yet, you can see our daily dispatches from the road in this YouTube playlist. We owe you many stories and photos (though you can find a lot by searching for #mollyclicks on Twitter)… and we will be doing our best to share those in blogs and podcasts of our own and others’ publishing.
But now: to the future!
Our Next Big Show is in Portland on November 8! It’s called #NerdNightOut, and we have collected quite a cast for you, thanks to some amazing sponsors who are making the whole darn thing possible. Here we are in a video, telling you all about it!
Note: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
At the end of each episode of Comedy Bang Bang, host Scott Aukerman introduces a new, fan-submitted “theme song” for the “plugs” segment – the part of the show where his guests, comedians and artists, plug their latest projects, TV shows, and so on. On the latest episode of CBB, Scott played a song that we submitted!! And ROB CORDDRY heard it!!! Yesssss!
Our plugs theme was actually played once before on CBB, and Tig Notaro was there, which is awesome. If you’re a fan of comedy and podcasts, take a listen to those podcasts! And if you aren’t, but would still like to hear the song we wrote (though it may be sort of confusing out of context) – take a listen below. You can also download it free!
Hi guys! We just wrote a new song for the most recent Song Fu challenge: “Write a song about a robot all alone in a place very, very far away.”
This song is about the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity.)
We had a great time at Rose City Comic-Con this weekend, and PAX last weekend! And we’re about to take off for our tour! We’ve announced a couple new dates on the tour, and there will be at least one more announced – so keep an eye on the tour page.
Love you all. xoxo
As is our tradition (we’ve done it twice), this Labor Day weekend we released a few tracks on a pay-what-you-want (including free) EP, for all of con-goers looking for new music, students heading back to school, and people who attribute no real significance to this time of year, but still like free music.
The EP is called “Not a Meme”