The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters from Portland, Oregon â Angela and Aubrey Webber â who play cello and ukulele and sing about Dungeons & Dragons, dinosaurs, and Mr. Darcy. The Doubleclicks tour the country regularly, playing at game stores, comic shops, conventions, and their fans’ living rooms. Since starting their band in 2011 with an animated music video for their D&D love song and a weekly new-song YouTube project, The Doubleclicks have shared their clever brand of folk music in all kinds of nerdy events and have performed at w00tstock shows with Paul & Storm and Wil Wheaton. You may have already attended a show of theirs, say, at PAX Prime 2014. If not, you’re in for a nerd-tastic treat!
Their third album, Lasers and Feelings, includes songs about Mars Curiosity, meeting people on Twitter and Geek Girl pride, debuting at number 7 on the Billboard comedy charts. The single for that album, a Geek Girl anthem called Nothing to Prove, has more than 1 million YouTube views. It addresses acceptance of women in geek culture and the attitudes girls with geeky interests and hobbies are dealing with, featuring cameos from notable nerds like Kelly Sue DeConnik, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage. In early 2014, the Doubleclicks raised over $80,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to fund a music video project and their new album (Dimetrodon, June 2014.)
In 2013 the duo ran Weekly Song Wednesday, a project to post new songs to YouTube every week from September 25 until the end of the year. Their first full-length album, Chainmail and Cello (2012), intones the life and loves of the Geek Girl â with songs about love, velociraptors, and Pride and Prejudice. In 2012 the band released a CD of their kids’ music called Worst Superpower Ever.
In 2012, the Doubleclicks persevered through the year-long Song Fu 2012 monthly songwriting challenge as a featured artist, wrote the official theme song for party game Cards Against Humanity, released a 5-song Christmas EP, and performed on the Jonathan Coulton Cruise.
âA surprising number of musicians pander to geeks eager to hear anyone acknowledge Firefly, but the Doubleclicksâ musicâsharp and clever, with a heavy dose of melancholyâcomes from a more universal placeâ â Erik Henriksen, The Portland Mercury
All of us at Northwest Fan Fest are proud and excited to bring you this catchy and clever duo and hope you’ll join us in the audience at NWFF 2015!