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Pure Noise Records founder Jake Round talks community, accountability—and Front Porch Step
Pure Noise Records founder Jake Round talks community, accountability—and Front Porch Step
Epitaph, Fat Wreck Chords, Hopeless, Equal Vision, et al – these indie institutions invested decades in the scene issuing some of the most important records in alternative music culture. Pure Noise Records earned its way into their prestigious ranks in just six years, thanks to a handful of vibrant contemporary releases with a needle in today’s proverbial grooves. The Story ...
Warped Tour’s Kevin Lyman responds to Front Porch Step controversy (exclusive)
Warped Tour’s Kevin Lyman responds to Front Porch Step controversy (exclusive)
In light of the controversy of Jake Mcelfresh's Front Porch Step performance at the Nashville stop of Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman spoke with AltPress to clarify much of the conjecture surrounding the appearance. Lyman met with Mcelfresh's personal counsellor who recommended that performing a set at Warped (the singer now lives in Nashville) would be part of his current therapy. Mcelfr ...
Front Porch Step makes opening statement at Warped Tour: “I know who I am”
Front Porch Step makes opening statement at Warped Tour: “I know who I am”
After a weather delay at Warped Tour in Nashville, TN, Front Porch Step a.k.a. singer/songwriter Jake McElfresh has taken the stage. Below, you can watch a fan-shot video of his opening remarks. Speaking towards a member of the crowd, he says, ”The difference between you and me is that I know who I am, and I fucking am very proud of that. So y ...
Op-Ed: “The way we communicate is at a pivotal point, and I fear for today’s youth.”—Kevin Lyman
Op-Ed: “The way we communicate is at a pivotal point, and I fear for today’s youth.”—Kevin Lyman
In recent weeks, accusations regarding the activities of some members of the YouTube community have lit up the internet. Because those participants were slated to join this year’s Vans Warped Tour, the controversy got blown up even further, putting the onus on the tour and its founder, KEVIN LYMAN to address what is being done to keep Warped a safe place for both attendees and bands alike. In ...
Front Porch Step speaks out in lengthy statement: “You deserve to hear my side of the story”
Front Porch Step speaks out in lengthy statement: “You deserve to hear my side of the story”
After a long period of silence following the sexual allegations made against him, Jake McElfresh a.k.a Front Porch Step has released a lengthy statement, posted to his Facebook today. McElfresh’s full statement, which you can read below, delves into his side of the story—from the nature of his text and internet-based relationships and how they developed, where he's been since December and his feel
Front Porch Step suspends touring after sexual harassment allegations
Front Porch Step suspends touring after sexual harassment allegations
Following the recent sexual harassment allegations against Jake McElfresh (better known as Front Porch Step), the singer/songwriter has suspended 2015 touring plans "for the time being." McElfresh said in a statement, "As I posted 3 days ago, I am taking the appropriate time to assess these very serious allegations against me and I am not taking them lightly ...
Front Porch Step – “A Lovely Mess” song premiere and EP announcement
Front Porch Step – “A Lovely Mess” song premiere and EP announcement
Front Porch Step, the acoustic solo project of Jake Mcelfresh, will release a new EP, Whole Again, on December 2 via Pure Noise Records. The four-track effort was produced by Alan Day of Four Year Strong. Pre-orders are on sale now. For now, Mcelfresh is teaming up with AP to bring you the premiere of a new song, “A Lovely Mess.” Str ...
Hope For The Day fight mental health stigma with ‘Summer Of Hope’ Warped Tour documentary
Hope For The Day fight mental health stigma with ‘Summer Of Hope’ Warped Tour documentary
Suicide is hitting the Warped Tour demographic in higher numbers than ever, and Hope For The Day set out on the road this past summer to make a difference. By advocating to end the stigma against mental illness and encouraging people to raise their voices and share what they’ve been through HFTD opened a serious dialogue about suicide prevention and awareness. Sum... Read More ...

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