Scenes from BitchPork 2010

Photography and captions by Jennah Beilgard:

A BitchPork festival-goer rocks out to Heavy Times, a Chicago-based band that performed the festival’s opening night.

Isaac Catacombz

Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt) adjusts his mask during a torrid performance in Mortville. He and bandmate Brian Gibson surprised fans by playing under the name Turd Thrower.

A crowd rushes the stage during Turd Thrower.

Drummer Kim Sherman of Jerusalem and the Starbaskets (Columbia, Mo.) performs some psychedelic country-rock during the final night of the three-day festival.

Jerusalem and the Starbaskets.

John Bellows performs on the rooftop of Mortville.

Turd Thrower (Lightening Bolt)

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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