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  1. Los Angeles (3717 profiles)
  2. San Diego (1812 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (947 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (864 profiles)
  5. San Jose (626 profiles)
  6. Fresno (567 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (542 profiles)
  8. Riverside (518 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (490 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (378 profiles)
  11. Stockton (320 profiles)
  12. Modesto (319 profiles)
  13. Oakland (316 profiles)
  14. North Hollywood (304 profiles)
  15. Corona (294 profiles)
  16. Bakersfield (292 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (284 profiles)
  18. Burbank (237 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (220 profiles)
  20. Santa Rosa (215 profiles)
  21. Orange (212 profiles)
  22. Santa Cruz (211 profiles)
  23. Temecula (211 profiles)
  24. Whittier (207 profiles)
  25. Pasadena (205 profiles)
  26. Fullerton (204 profiles)
  27. Irvine (203 profiles)
  28. Simi Valley (197 profiles)
  29. Costa Mesa (197 profiles)
  30. Ventura (197 profiles)
  31. San Bernardino (196 profiles)
  32. Moreno Valley (186 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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  • San Jose, California, 95134
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Reggae, Ska
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar
Active within 24 hours
  • Los Angeles, California, 90028
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Electronic
Active within 24 hours
  • Simi Valley, California, 93065
  • Other, Funk, Alternative/Modern Rock
Lead Guitar
Active within 24 hours
  • Desert Hot Springs, California, 92241
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk
Active within 24 hours
  • San Diego, California, 92101
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Punk, Hip Hop/Rap
Active within 24 hours
  • Loma Linda, California, 92354
  • Jazz, Classic Rock, Latin
Other Percussion, Trumpet
Active within 24 hours
  • Lincoln, California, 95648
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Cover/Tribute
Background Singer, Drums, Other Percussion
Active within 24 hours
  • West Hills, California, 91307
  • Classic Rock
Active within 24 hours
  • Los Angeles, California, 90034
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Classic Rock
Vocalist - General, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar
Active within 24 hours
  • Seal Beach, California, 90740
  • Acoustic, Folk, Cover/Tribute
Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, DJ, Electronic Music, Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Baritone
Active within 24 hours
  • Fremont, California, 94536
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock
Active within 24 hours
  • San Diego, California, 92120
  • Classic Rock
Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar, Other Percussion
Active within 24 hours
  • Tracy, California, 95376
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Christian Contemporary
Active within 24 hours
  • Pleasanton, California, 94588
  • R&B, Pop
Active within 24 hours
  • Bonsall, California, 92003
  • R&B, Jazz, Electronic
Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Drums
Active within 24 hours
  • Menifee, California, 92585
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Southern Rock, Cover/Tribute
Active within 24 hours
  • Temecula, California, 92592
  • Cover/Tribute, Jazz, R&B
Bass Guitar, Upright bass
Active within 24 hours
  • Richmond, California, 94803
  • Classic Rock, Classical, Christian Contemporary
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
Active within 24 hours
  • Del Mar, California, 92130
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  • Bakersfield, California, 93312
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
Active within 24 hours