They say it’s not what you know but who you know, and I know some pretty cool people. Two of those comrades are Angela and Aubrey Webber, aka The Doubleclicks. They are a sister nerd-folk duo. (I'll give you a second to let that sink in.) Angela plays guitar and ukulele and Aubrey plays cello, and they harmonize on songs about gaming, superheroes, comic book conventions, classic literature and dinosaurs. Their lyrically packed songs are fun and catchy, full of pop-culture references and wit.
I met Angela when she worked with me at the newspaper. I remember when she got one of her first gigs at a tea shop and everyone in the newsroom brainstormed band names in preparation. Here it is a few years later and the band has crisscrossed the nation on tour, made dozens of appearances on radio shows, podcasts and in print and are just generally becoming big huge stars.
Just in case you were curious, yes, taking band photos is pretty cool. First of all, the Doubclicks know themselves, their audience and their music so well, that they just brought so much expression and creativity to each photo. I had so much fun trying to keep up with their smirks. Secondly, I asked them to pretend they were playing, and they actually played for me, treating me a mini concert for one.
The Doubleclicks are currently on their Velociraptour and their new album “Lasers and Feelings” drops in July. Check them out at thedoubleclicks.com.