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  1. Los Angeles (4189 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2015 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (1046 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (994 profiles)
  5. San Jose (725 profiles)
  6. Fresno (604 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (602 profiles)
  8. Riverside (567 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (550 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (415 profiles)
  11. Oakland (355 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (345 profiles)
  13. Modesto (337 profiles)
  14. Stockton (336 profiles)
  15. Bakersfield (326 profiles)
  16. Corona (313 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (309 profiles)
  18. Burbank (267 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (250 profiles)
  20. Santa Cruz (240 profiles)
  21. Santa Rosa (233 profiles)
  22. Irvine (232 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (229 profiles)
  24. Pasadena (229 profiles)
  25. Orange (228 profiles)
  26. Temecula (226 profiles)
  27. Whittier (223 profiles)
  28. Fullerton (217 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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Slinkondrums

  • Drums
  • Musician | Poway, California, 92064
  • Blues, Christian Contemporary, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

gob1

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Bass Guitar, Other, Upright bass
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 91406
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
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blair476101

  • Drums, Background Singer
  • Musician | Corona, California, 92881
  • Classic Rock, Country, Cover/Tribut...
  • Active within 24 hours

MOE DRUMZ

  • Drums
  • Musician | Riverside, California, 92503
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Jeff1062564

  • Drums
  • Musician | Riverside, California, 92504
  • Jazz, Lounge, Other
  • Active within 24 hours

MonkFujnk

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Harmonica
  • Musician | Rosamond, California, 93560
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, R&B, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

anne540657

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Culver City, California, 90230
  • Alternative, Jazz, Classic Rock, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

Strange Groove

  • Band | San Jose, California, 95125
  • Classic Rock, Other, Rock, Progress...
  • Active within 24 hours

bill1068768

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Simi Valley, California, 93065
  • Blues, Jazz, Funk, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

Dbass23

  • Bass Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Livermore, California, 94551
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
  • Active within 24 hours

Undeclared

  • Band | Irvine, California, 92602
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic R...
  • Active within 24 hours

SweetJimmy

  • Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro
  • Musician | Placerville, California, 95726
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, South...
  • Active within 24 hours

Ezequiel Dobrovsky

  • Keyboard
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90004
  • Alternative, Other, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

benjamin1081974

  • Vocalist - Baritone
  • Musician | Torrance, California, 90501
  • Heavy Metal
  • Active within 24 hours

MIXTURE

  • Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Glendale, California, 91201
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Other
  • Active within 24 hours

Al J

  • Vocalist - Baritone, Harmonica, Dobro, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Rancho Santa Fe, California, 92067
  • Folk, Country, Blues
  • Active within 24 hours