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  1. Los Angeles (4334 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2077 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (1088 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (1040 profiles)
  5. San Jose (755 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (624 profiles)
  7. Fresno (619 profiles)
  8. Riverside (578 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (578 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (430 profiles)
  11. Oakland (367 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (361 profiles)
  13. Modesto (349 profiles)
  14. Stockton (343 profiles)
  15. Bakersfield (332 profiles)
  16. Corona (319 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (316 profiles)
  18. Burbank (278 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (261 profiles)
  20. Pasadena (248 profiles)
  21. Santa Cruz (246 profiles)
  22. Irvine (242 profiles)
  23. Santa Rosa (242 profiles)
  24. Costa Mesa (237 profiles)
  25. Orange (235 profiles)
  26. Whittier (231 profiles)
  27. Fullerton (227 profiles)
  28. Temecula (223 profiles)
California Music Scene

The state of California has produced some of the most influential American music over the past 50 years. The Los Angeles music industry is at the center of the California music universe while surrounding cities like San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego serve as satellite scenes.

Motley Crue, The Byrds, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against The Machine all originated from Los Angeles during their respective musical movements. Why has L.A. and California proved to be so ripe with talent? It serves as the entertainment capital of the world, the weather is gorgeous, and its legendary clubs have proven the ability to serve as a launching pad for aspiring musicians.

San Francisco may not have the celebrities of L.A., but it does have The Fillmore. This club became the popular spot for psychedelic bands and the counterculture of the 1960s. The sheer amount of rock icons that have graced the stage of The Fillmore is staggering: The Allman Brothers Band, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doobie Brothers and endless others.

In Sacramento, The Sammies reward local musicians for their hard-work and provide recognition of their talents. One of the latest bands to break out of Sacramento is Switchfoot, who experienced crossover success from the Christian genre. Sacramento also has a thriving jazz scene; every year the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee draws people from across the globe.

San Diego’s premier club for aspiring musicians is The Casbah, where many local bands get the opportunity to open up for larger national acts such as Alanis Morissette, Morphine, and The Cult. Street Scene is the best ticket in town for San Diego music lovers during the summer. This music festival caters to a wide-variety of musical tastes, ranging from rap to punk.

Today, California is one of the best places to start a music career. Each city has their own distinctive clubs and identities. Los Angeles’ Brown Derby club helped The Roots to ink a record deal by giving them a platform to build a fan base. Sacramento’s Sammies strive to make local musicians feel validated. Also, check out Old Ironsides in Sacramento. It’s a great venue for bands to establish themselves in. 4th and B is a great place to play and see music in San Diego. It can house up to 1,000 people and even has bathroom attendants.

California has proven to be the birthplace of many successful careers. Its beautiful cities, rich musical traditions and entertainment background ensure that it will stay that way for many years to come.


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RussellDrummer

  • Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 91501
  • Heavy Metal, Other, Rock, Progressi...
  • Active within 24 hours

theinsane13

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Placentia, California, 92870
  • Alternative, Punk, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

wesu90

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92130
  • Alternative, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Destroy The Map

  • Band | Corona, California, 92879
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Progressi...
  • Active within 24 hours

Tiger Eye

  • Band | Agoura Hills, California, 91301
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

eleazar536137

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Riverside, California, 92509
  • Heavy Metal, Classical, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

cynthia1067174

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro
  • Musician | Laguna Beach, California, 92651
  • Acoustic, Blues
  • Active within 24 hours

Phletcher Ripper

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass ...
  • Musician | Redding, California, 96002
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Folk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

E G CLIFTON

  • Lead Guitar, Keyboard
  • Musician | Laguna Niguel, California, 92677
  • R&B, Jazz, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

a cool name incomin...

  • Band | Hayward, California, 94545
  • Alternative, Latin, Rock, Progressi...
  • Active within 24 hours

antmcnaught

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guita...
  • Musician | Santa Cruz, California, 95060
  • Blues, Country, Folk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

spacemansam

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano...
  • Musician | Pacifica, California, 94044
  • Electronic, Cover/Tribute, Pop, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

BlueMoonGlint

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92109
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Blues, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Gunn

  • Drums
  • Musician | Irvine, California, 92602
  • Alternative, Punk, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Rick Slinkard

  • Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92127
  • Alternative, Blues, Cover/Tribute, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

Sweetblood

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Danville, California, 94526
  • Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Pop, R...
  • Active within 24 hours