Angela Webber, one-half of Portland nerd-folk duo The Doubleclicks, says we’re living in a golden age of geek culture. “The creation of the internet definitely helped nerds find each other,” Webber tells EW.
“If you’re the only person at your high school who loves Doctor Who,” Webber says, “you can find a robust community on the internet that shares that with you.”
Along with her sister Aubrey Webber, Angela has used the internet to build a loyal fan base for The Doubleclicks, parlaying social media and crowdsourcing into a full-time job while making music that blends the acerbic braininess of The Mountain Goats with the wry humor of They Might Be Giants.
“We have a pretty strong connection with our fans,” Angela Webber says, “which has been extremely helpful to us.
The Doubleclicks return to Eugene in support of their latest release, President Snakes. “I need to file taxes but I still like fun,” The Doubleclicks sing over acoustic guitar and cello on “Really Big Chickens,” continuing: “I still like games and I still want to know all the dinosaurs’ names.”
Webber says she doesn’t mind the time commitment involved in managing her band’s online presence. “Fortunately I’m a huge nerd and I would spend all my time on the internet anyway,” Webber jokes.
The Doubleclicks play with New York nerdcore rapper Sammus 7 pm Thursday, Dec. 10, at The Boreal, 450 W. 3rd Ave.; $8. All ages.