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Nerd Night Out: Sarah Donner, The Doubleclicks 

When: Fri., July 26, 8:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $8-10
Earlier this week, the Doubleclicks released their video for "Nothing to Prove." It's a remarkable thing, and it'll make "Nothing to Prove" the standout track on their latest, Lasers and Feelings. An impressive feat, given that the album contains some of the geeky Portland duo's best songs yet, like "Can't You See the World Is Ending," an anthem that wouldn't be out of place on Buffy Summers' iPod, and "The Mystery's Gone," an all-too-accurate reflection on the disappointment of actually meeting, in real life, the people you like on the internet. The "Nothing to Prove" video features women and girls holding up handwritten signs ("My Transformers played with my Cabbage Patch Kids"; "That look of surprise when I talk about Star Trek? It gets old"; "Why are you surprised I want to be an astronaut when I grow up?") that earnestly, cleverly destroy the toxic "fake geek girl" myth. Like the best Doubleclicks stuff, it's funny, heartfelt, and heartening; expect more of that tonight, when they share a stage with delightful local comedians Bri Pruett and Barbara "Also Has a Blogtown Column!" Holm. ERIK HENRIKSEN

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