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ROMP Part Ways With Drummer Following Allegations Of Sexual Assault

It’s starting to feel like rarely a week goes by without someone from the alternative music scene being accused of some form of sexual misconduct. Anyone who believes the string of accusations being thrown around in 2015 is just a trend is stupid. The problem is real, and fortunately for us there are a few […]

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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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Conor Oberst’s Rape Accuser Retracts Statement

Another week, another story of the internet using half-truths in place of hard facts. Joanie Faircloth, who allegedly was sexually assaulted by Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst, came out today and retracted her statement, saying that she made her entire story up for attention. In a notarized letter from her lawyer, the statement goes on to […]

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Iggy Azalea Would Appreciate It If You Resisted The Urge To Sexually Assault Her

“…I still have to have barriers even if it’s like 200 people because people try to finger me.” Australian rapper Iggy Azalea released her new album yesterday, and during her morning press blitz she stopped by Hot97 studios in New York City for a quick promotional chat. It was the kind of typical radio PR […]

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Alleged Warped Tour Rapist Identified, Still Held On Bond

On July 23 of this year, police in Wyandotte County, Kansas arrested an 18-year old man who was working on Van’s Warped Tour over allegations he engaged in forced sexual conduct with an unidentified 18-year old girl. The story took a few days to get out, but in the last 24-hours has spread like wildfire […]

UPDATE: Big Sean Denies Assault, Lawyer Issues Statement

Just a short while ago we broke the news that rapper Big Sean had been charged in upstate New York with sexual assault. The rapper’s lawyer, Scott E. Leemon, has issued the following statement responding to the situation: “Last night, recording artists Sean ‘Big Sea’ Anderson and Willie ‘Sayitainttone’ Hansbro were arrested and then immediately […]

Big Sean charged with Sexual Assault

Big Sean has been charged with sexual assault in upstate New York this week following a complaint issued by a female fan about an interaction at a recent concert in Niagra Falls. State Park Police charged the 23-year-old Detroit rapper, whose full name is Sean Anderson, with misdemeanor counts of forcible touching, unlawful imprisonment and […]