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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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More Than 180,000 People Want To See Justin Bieber Deported From The US

It’s time to celebrate democracy in the modern age, everyone! Not that long ago, the Obama administration added a section to the White House website that allows any citizen with an idea to open a new digital petition. If that petition earns more than 100,000 signatures the Obama administration is required to issue a formal […]

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The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Gets Kicked Off Instagram (Surprise)

Keith Moon got kicked out of hotels. Brian Wilson got kicked out of The Beach Boys. The Beatles were kicked out of Israel eternally… and The Flaming Lips‘ Wayne Coyne gets kicked off Instagram. Coyne gets 50 gold stars (if Jack Black were his teacher) for his use of social media. Even if you don’t follow […]

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Canadian Government Working To Stop Most Bands From Going Into Canada

Sometimes, the things a government does don’t make any sense. Canada is trying to raise the cost of international talent for talent buyers. Previously, the charge was $150 once per band (making the total additional cost for a Canadian run of dates $150); now, the cost is $425 per band member per performance (making a […]

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GET INVOLVED: Help Guitar Center Employees Earn a Fair Wage

There are a surprisingly small amount of musical instrument outlets with the kind of recognition that Guitar Center has been able to develop. It may be easy to joke about the people who frequent their stores and the countless times one’s heard an aspiring guitarist attempt to play “Stairway To Heaven” on a Les Paul […]

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Rick Ross Apologizes For Rape Lyric; Releases “Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Freestyle) Video

Maybach Music Group mastermind Rick Ross has spent the few weeks in hot water after complaints he praised rape culture with lyrics from a song released earlier this year. On “U.O.E.N.O.” Ross raps, “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t […]

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The Game Is Starting Online Petition To Reunite G-Unit

The Game is taking steps to reunite his former G-Unit members by setting up an online petition. The rapper, who is known for outrageous stunts, chose to update his social network recently and put up the message… “Is there a G-Unit Reunion gonna happen in 2013? Let’s see how many signatures we get! Vote Here: […]