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UBC Presents: Kevin. Live from Home!

Jan 20, 8 PM


I’ll be playing a show from my house in Silver Spring that you can watch in your houses wherever AND we’ll try to raise some dough to get people fed and support the folks from some great DC venues–it’s the perfect way to kick off the end of the beginning of your week!

Join me Monday at 8 for some acoustic versions of Uptown Boys Choir songs (including a new one!) and some fun covers!

You totally shouldn’t wait until Monday to donate to these things, but I’ll have links up to help out Manna Food Center plus the employee relief funds for Pie Shop DC and Jammin’ Java and Union Stage!

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Soft Punch - Above Water album art: A painting of a pond and two dogs embracing overlaying it, one wearing green pants.

Stay Afloat with Soft Punch — Above Water

Soft Punch, aka Rye Thomas, of Washington D.C. released his debut album, Above Water on September 15th, after years of working on it.
The album is a labor of love that Soft Punch, the stage name of Rye Thomas, has been working on for years since the diagnosis of his chronic illness. It takes you through the highs and lows, mourning the freedom lost, and celebrating the things that he is grateful for in his day to day life. I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to him about his process of writing the album.

The titles of albums are the first thing that an artist sees. That, and the artist’s name. When I first heard the name ‘Soft Punch’, I was intrigued. It was gentle but intentional. “I don’t know if I had a specific ‘A-ha, Lightbulb’ moment, but I was interested in words that sound good together and have multiple meanings,” Thomas said. “It’s a gentle hit, and a nonalcoholic punch. It’s the image of something harsh and something soft is interesting to me. I think I lucked out.”

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