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Neck Deep Respond To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Another week, another young band accused of inappropriate conversations with minors. Coming off a week that saw them taking the Billboard album charts by storm, UK pop punk band Neck Deep are in hot water after one fan came forward with allegations she engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with member Lloyd Roberts when she […]

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Set It Off Remove Bassist Austin Kerr Following Allegations Of Misconduct

Another week, another digital allegation made against a promising musician with a legion of underage fans. Yesterday, May 19, a blog post written by a young woman on Tumblr began circulating online. In it, the self-professed longtime Set It Off fan described multiple instances where bassist Austin Kerr made her, as well as her friends, […]

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Head North And Have Mercy Comment On Front Porch Step

Within hours of Front Porch Step announcing the cancellation of all current tour plans, two of the bands who planned on sharing the road with singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh in coming months have broken their silence regarding the recent sexual harassment allegations. Head North and Have Mercy were two of the groups planning to support Mcelfresh […]

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Front Porch Step Issues New Statement, Cancels All Tour Plans

The controversy surrounding Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has taken another turn. Just three days after breaking his silence to fans and press, McElfresh has issued a second statement informing fans that he has decided to suspend all current tour plans. Writing to fans through Facebook, which has become the source […]

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Front Porch Step Removed From Pure Noise Records Roster, Socials

Capping off a week filled with rumors and allegations of sexual harassment, Front Porch Step is apparently no longer a part of the Pure Noise Records family. Early this morning, a diligent UTG reader brought to our attention the fact Front Porch Step, otherwise known as Jake McElfresh, has been removed from the roster page […]

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Front Porch Step Releases Statement Addressing Sexual Harassment Rumors

It’s the first day of the new year, but before we can look ahead to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead we have one bit of 2014 drama left to sort out. Last night, while many of you were likely partying away the final day of the year, Front Porch Step – aka Jake McElfresh […]

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Front Porch Step Breaks Silence

The internet has been buzzing over rumors and allegations that Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has been sexually harassing underage fans through text for months (if not longer). We brought you the original story just yesterday afternoon, and since that time the petition to have FPS removed from Warped Tour has […]

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Front Porch Step Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Label Responds

Editor’s note: Before we begin, I want to make it clear that this story is still very much developing. In the days and even weeks ahead some details may change, but at the time of posting everything in this article has been fact checked…twice. Front Porch Step, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh, has been […]

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Village Voice, SPIN Remind Us R. Kelly Was Accused Of Disgusting Rape

Time flies when you’re having fun. While ten years ago R. Kelly‘s alleged rape hit its cultural peak with a Chappelle show joke, Jim DeRogatis has reminded us that these allegations may have been settled, but are still possible to have happened. DeRogatis was the reporter that broke the original R. Kelly sex with a […]

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Former Dream Theater Member Files Lawsuit Against The Group

Mike Portnoy, former member of Dream Theater, has allegedly filed suit against his band mates for carrying on without him. These charges were supposedly filed in April. Portnoy states, “They are wrongfully using the name of the band in connection with the promotion of live performances by the individual defendants, without the participation or consent […]

Bright Eyes DENY breakup rumors, hope for 8th album

Many publications, including Under The Gun Review, have spent the majority of 2011 claiming it to be the year Bright Eyes says goodbye. Well, it turns out, we were wrong. NME caught up with the group, fronted by the ever-mysterious Conor Oberst, to discuss future plans and realize they show no signs of slowing down. […]