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Make Music Pasadena w/ Big Whup, Franki Chan, Warpaint, Eliza Rickman & Jessica Fichot, 6/19/10

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Emily Kokal from Warpaint performs for a packed hometown crowd on the Main Stage at Make Music Pasadena (Koga/LAist)

This past weekend, Pasadena was not only host to the Annual Chalk Festival, but the 3rd annual Make Music Pasadena (see LAist's coverage of the inaugural edition). We checked out a sampling of the over 50 performances across town, with a focus on local artists: Big Whup at Vroman's Bookstore, Franki Chan and Warpaint at the Main Stage, and Eliza Rickman and Jessica Fichot at Alliance Française.

LAist is privileged to have known Warpaint for years, stemming from their August 2008 Spaceland residency. And with several recent appearances in noted UK music weekly NME, not to mention a just-announced fall tour opening for The XX (locally they'll hit the Hollywood Palladium on September 22nd), Warpaint, with Local Natives as well as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, are poised to be the latest local music success story.