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According to a new GoFundMe Page, Jake of Front Porch Step is taking his ex-girlfriend Autumn Brook Lavis to court. She is trying to raise some money to help pay for court costs and all the expenses associated. If this infuriates you as much as it does me ... let's help her out.
Autumn is choosing to defend herself in court the first week in August. This project is to help her raise money for a lawyer to fight back against Jake and his lawyers. Jake is also trying to make her pay all court costs. On top of that, she has to fly out of the state, resulting in a huge financial burden. She is also unable to continue to pay for her therapy because of this.
Jason Tate on 07/24/15 - 11:10 AM
Brian Marquis has taken to Twitter to clarify that he had nothing to do with Front Porch Step playing the acoustic stage in Nashville.
I want to clarify I had no hand in the events in Nashville nor was I part of the planning. I also did not introduce anyone onstage.
Jason Tate on 07/03/15 - 11:20 AM
Dear Warped Tour,

We need to talk.

I fell in love with you when I was newly 16 years old. It was 2007, and the first year I’d found a way to get to you. My friend and I made plans, and scrimped and saved, and convinced a parent to drive us all the way out to Wheatland, California to see you. It was one of the best days of my life up until that point. You were the reason I started a band. You were the reason I have a platform to write this today, because you lead me to discover the bands that made me want to write.

But that was then, and things change.

There comes a time where actions have to be amplified louder than words. I’ve loved you as much as I’ve ever loved...
Anna Acosta on 07/01/15 - 05:47 PM
This time last year, there were so many of us challenging structures like the Warped Tour on their refusal to accurately represent female artists on their bills. We talked about the way it acts as a barrier to women who wish to get involved in alternative music and the message it sends to female fans that their place is solely in audiences, looking up to male artists and being treated only as groupies, “fangirls” or, if they’re lucky, backstage staff. We called upon Kevin Lyman and his peers to buy into the concept that they have a certain social responsibility to the people that they make their money from.

Today, Front Porch Step is playing the Warped Tour and may possibly play the...
Kelly Doherty on 07/01/15 - 11:15 AM
It looks like Front Porch Step is playing the Acoustic Basement at Warped Tour today. In case you forgot, this is the guy who had a petition started to remove him from the Warped Tour because of alleged improper communications with underage girls. He canceled his tour plans in lieu of the accusations.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/01/15 - 07:55 AM
Front Porch Step has responded to allegations that surfaced a few months ago. The full post is in the replies.
Texting is a two way street. Numbers have to be exchanged, correspondence has to be reciprocated. Any online private conversations that have now become public are not as one sided as they've appeared. As a touring singer song writer who had access to just about anything, I was happy. I was content. I never once sought out the attention from fans, but was happy to know that I had an online forum of adoring women who thought I was great. Sexual or otherwise, I only had text interactions with willing participants.
Jason Tate on 04/03/15 - 11:16 AM
Joe Coscarelli, writing for The New York Times, looks at the accusations against Front Porch Step.
Some of the young women shared their stories on their personal Tumblr accounts using their names. Others have done so anonymously. Reached by phone, two of the young women provided additional information that they said corroborated their interactions with Mr. Mcelfresh, including photos and screenshots.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:37 PM
Front Porch Step has canceled all upcoming tour plans.
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. Until I can do that in a complete manner with all the information I have at my disposal, I will not be continuing with any current touring activities for the time being.
Jason Tate on 01/04/15 - 03:22 PM
Due to the recent allegations against Jake McElfresh of Front Porch Step, Allison Weiss has decided to not tour with the band this month in the UK.
Drew Beringer on 01/02/15 - 03:23 PM
Close to three thousand people have signed a petition on Change.org asking for the removal of Front Porch Step from Warped Tour.
Jason Tate on 12/30/14 - 11:49 AM
Handguns, Kosha Dillz, Neck Deep, Palisades and Front Porch Step are the first five acts announced for Warped Tour 2015.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/03/14 - 05:14 PM
"Summer is over, and I wanna leave you satisfied."
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Anthony Sorendino on 12/02/14 - 07:31 AM
Front Porch Step's new EP, Whole Again, is streaming at Pandora.
Ryan Gardner on 11/24/14 - 04:46 PM
Front Porch Step's version of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" is in the replies. Whole Again releases December 2nd - you can pre-order it on CD/LP or iTunes.
Ryan Gardner on 11/20/14 - 10:53 AM
Happy birthday to Jake McElfresh aka Front Porch Step!
Christian Wagner on 11/06/14 - 08:53 AM
Be the first person to reply to this thread who can attend and you'll win a pair of tickets to the Pure Noise Tour stop at Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH this Wednesday, November 5th. The lineup includes State Champs, Handguns, Forever Came Calling, Front Porch Step, Heart to Heart and Brigades.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/03/14 - 07:14 PM
Front Porch Step was reportedly in a fight last night in Oakland.
There appeared to be a lot of commotion around the bar and then outside the venue after Front Porch Step’s set, but now it has been confirmed that singer Jake McElfresh was attacked by three men at the bar, but only suffered a black eye before security and friends came to his aid.

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Jason Tate on 10/27/14 - 12:12 PM
Front Porch Step will release his new EP, Whole Again, on December 2nd via Pure Noise Records. A new track called "A Lovely Mess" can be found in the replies.

Track Listing
01) A Lovely Mess
02) Heaven Sent
03) I’ll Be Home for Christmas
04) Whole Again
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/12/14 - 07:20 PM
The Madden Brothers will be doing a string of east coast headline dates with support from Front Porch Step and Keta. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 10/08/14 - 05:36 AM
You can watch Front Porch Step's music video for "Private Fears in Public Places" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/01/14 - 06:23 AM
Man Overboard and Hostage Calm are heading to Europe in November. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/09/14 - 11:23 AM
Front Porch Step's new music video for "Aware" can be seen in the replies (via AltPress). It was directed by Eric Teti and features model Hattie Watson. Aware is out now via Pure Noise Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/10/14 - 08:46 AM
Front Porch Step's new lyric video for "Island of The Misfit Boy" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/11/14 - 08:20 AM
Hit the replies to check out my write up on day two of this year's Skate and Surf festival.
Zac Djamoos on 05/23/14 - 12:09 PM
Front Porch Step is doing a live chat in the free Pure Noise Mobile App tomorrow at 7pm EST. Apple and Android users can download the app from here and here respectively.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/30/14 - 06:12 PM
Head to the replies to check out an Audiotree session from Front Porch Step, Brian Marquis, Hit The Lights, and Transit.
Christian Wagner on 03/03/14 - 02:22 PM
Front Porch Step has been added to Bled Fest.
Christian Wagner on 02/25/14 - 10:16 PM
Pure Noise Records & Front Porch Step are doing a Test Press/LP/CD giveaway on Tumblr.
Christian Wagner on 02/04/14 - 05:44 PM
It's really funny to look back through your inbox and see the progression and growth of an artist. September 2012 was the first time I received an email about Front Porch Step, when he was just a local act. I didn't think much of it then but to see how much he's grown is truly amazing. Now, he's signed to Pure Noise and gaining tons of momentum with his debut record out on iTunes and physical copies hitting stores on Feb. 11th. Today we're premiering the video for "Drown." You can view it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/30/14 - 07:42 AM
Transit, Hit The Lights, Brian Marquis and Front Porch Step are teaming up for the 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/26/13 - 10:45 AM
Front Porch Step’s debut album, Aware, can be streamed in full via PropertyOfZack. The album comes out next week via Pure Noise Records.
Christian Wagner on 11/06/13 - 04:52 PM
Today we're premiering a new track from Front Porch Step entitled "Run Away." It comes from the Ohio-based solo act's Pure Noise debut Aware. The acoustic act utilizes "heart on his sleeve" lyrics that showcases his ability to create easily relatable lyrics for the listener. Listen to "Run Away" in the replies. It is available for pre-order.
Christian Wagner on 10/01/13 - 07:20 AM
Front Porch Step will release his debut LP, Aware, on November 12th via Pure Noise Records. You can find the album artwork in the replies and the track listing below.

Track Listing
01) Angels & Demons
02) Aware
03) Private Fears in Public Places
04) Drown
05) If I Tremble
06) Poison
07) Run Away
08) Lullaby
09) The Day You Took the Good Away
10) Island of the Misfit Boy
11) I Won't Say That I'm Okay
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/20/13 - 10:21 PM
Pure Noise Records has signed Front Porch Step, the indie acoustic solo project of Newark, OH singer/songwriter Jake Mcelfresh. His full-length debut will be released in the fall. Check out some past material here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/12/13 - 09:13 AM
Christian Wagner on 03/18/13 - 09:23 AM
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