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  1. Los Angeles (4229 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2023 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (1051 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (1011 profiles)
  5. San Jose (732 profiles)
  6. Fresno (609 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (607 profiles)
  8. Riverside (571 profiles)
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  10. Huntington Beach (418 profiles)
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  19. Oceanside (252 profiles)
  20. Santa Cruz (241 profiles)
  21. Santa Rosa (235 profiles)
  22. Irvine (234 profiles)
  23. Pasadena (233 profiles)
  24. Costa Mesa (231 profiles)
  25. Orange (229 profiles)
  26. Temecula (226 profiles)
  27. Whittier (223 profiles)
  28. Fullerton (218 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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SG writes and plays

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Belmont, California, 94002
  • Country
  • Active within 24 hours

the squeegee boys

  • Band | Glendale, California, 91214
  • Other, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

happy1012819

  • Vocalist - Soprano, Background Singer, Other, Vocalist - Alt...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90046
  • Electronic, Pop, Rock, World
  • Active within 24 hours

Bob Ryan

  • Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Vo...
  • Musician | Midway City, California, 92655
  • R&B, Jazz, Classic Rock, Lounge
  • Active within 24 hours

bennie511052

  • Drums
  • Musician | Fairfield, California, 94533
  • Alternative, Funk, Hip Hop/Rap, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

VeilofVoids

  • Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano, Background Singe...
  • Musician | Hanford, California, 93230
  • Heavy Metal, Jazz, Rock, Progressiv...
  • Active within 24 hours

fultzglad

  • Keyboard, Piano, Flute, Vocalist - Tenor, Saxophone
  • Musician | Claremont, California, 91711
  • R&B, Jazz, Lounge, Latin
  • Active within 24 hours

JojoH

  • Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor
  • Musician | Santa Clarita, California, 91354
  • Alternative, Other, Electronic, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

Kenny james Gohn

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist - Teno...
  • Musician | Corona, California, 92879
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

Undisclosed

  • Band | Fresno, California, 93722
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Dr B

  • Vocalist - Alto
  • Musician | Arcadia, California, 91007
  • R&B, Blues, Jazz
  • Active within 24 hours

Max Headroom

  • Band | Fresno, California, 93710
  • Cover/Tribute
  • Active within 24 hours

8ntgle

  • Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 91384
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

SC-Guitars

  • Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Fountain Valley, California, 92708
  • Acoustic, Rock, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

Johnny Brown

  • Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95765
  • Blues, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

thebillybarnett

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Dr...
  • Musician | Pomona, California, 91767
  • Alternative, Blues, Jazz, Folk
  • Active within 24 hours