The Doubleclicks

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The Doubleclicks
The Doubleclicks at JoCo Cruise Crazy 3.jpg
Background information
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Comedy, Singer-Songwriter
Instruments cello, guitar, ukulele
Years active 2011–present
Associated acts Molly Lewis, Paul and Storm, Joseph Scrimshaw, Kevin Murphy
Website thedoubleclicks.com
Members Aubrey Webber (cello)
Angela Webber (guitar, ukulele)

The Doubleclicks are a Portland, Oregon based musical duo consisting of sisters Angela Webber (on guitar, ukulele, or keyboard cat[1]) and Aubrey Webber (cello). They are known for performing nerd-friendly comedy music, including songs about Dungeons & Dragons, dinosaurs, and other similar themes.

History[edit]

The band started their YouTube channel in 2011 with a 6-month song-a-week project and has since been releasing songs on YouTube and CD and touring throughout the US. They write many songs that are funny and emphasize geeky topics.[2] Angela initially wrote most of the songs but regards their more recent songs as a collaborative effort. They often perform at pop culture conventions, at entertainment events such as w00tstock, and in nontraditional music venues such as comic shops and game stores.[3]

Their third album, Lasers and Feelings, debuted at #7 on Billboard's Comedy Albums chart.[4]

The Doubleclicks made a video for their song "Nothing to Prove" about acceptance of women in geek culture.[5] The video featured appearances from celebrities including Kelly Sue DeConnick, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage—and was covered in print and online media, gaining over 1 million views on YouTube.

In 2014, The Doubleclicks ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their fourth album, Dimetrodon, produced by Mike Phirman.[6] The campaign raised over $80,000 and was the most successful Portland music Kickstarter to date.[7]

Touring highlights[edit]

Ladies of Ragnarok[edit]

The Doubleclicks toured with Molly Lewis (and special guests such as Marian Call and Kevin Murphy) in a combined show called "Ladies of Ragnarok" in September 2012.[8][9] This was Molly's first tour and the Clicks' second; it covered a variety of venues through the American Northeast and Midwest.[10]

JocoCruiseCrazy[edit]

In February 2013 the Doubleclicks were featured performers on the third JocoCruiseCrazy, a music cruise series based around Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm and similar performers[11]

Velociraptour[edit]

In May 2013 the Doubleclicks went on a cross-country tour dubbed "Velociraptour" after the subject of their song "Clever Girl."[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums available on CD[edit]

  • Beta Testing 1-2-3 (March 2011)
  • Chainmail and Cello (April 2012)
  • Worst Superpower Ever (Kid's EP) (April 2012)
  • Christmas Ain't About Me (Holiday EP) (December 2012)
  • Lasers and Feelings (July 2013)
  • Dimetrodon (June 2014)

Online-only releases[edit]

  • Song-a-week (Demos) (February-September 2011)
  • Blatant Pandering (EP) (August 2011)
  • Song Fu 2012 (January-December 2012)
  • Weekly Song Wednesday (September-December 2013)
  • Monthly Song Monday (March 2014-?)
  • Weekly Song Wednesday: Season Two (May 2014-July 2014)

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