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  1. Los Angeles (3895 profiles)
  2. San Diego (1890 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (984 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (904 profiles)
  5. San Jose (662 profiles)
  6. Fresno (581 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (566 profiles)
  8. Riverside (541 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (509 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (392 profiles)
  11. Oakland (332 profiles)
  12. Stockton (321 profiles)
  13. Modesto (319 profiles)
  14. North Hollywood (314 profiles)
  15. Bakersfield (306 profiles)
  16. Corona (304 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (296 profiles)
  18. Burbank (242 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (236 profiles)
  20. Santa Cruz (221 profiles)
  21. Santa Rosa (220 profiles)
  22. Temecula (218 profiles)
  23. Orange (215 profiles)
  24. Whittier (214 profiles)
  25. Irvine (214 profiles)
  26. Pasadena (211 profiles)
  27. Costa Mesa (210 profiles)
  28. Fullerton (206 profiles)
  29. San Bernardino (205 profiles)
  30. Ventura (205 profiles)
  31. Simi Valley (198 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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  • Hayward, California, 94544
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Punk
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Keyboard, Background Singer, Other, DJ, Electronic Music
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  • Temecula, California, 92592
  • Alternative, Rock
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Rhythm Guitar, Drums
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  • San Jose, California, 95128
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Electronic, Rock
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Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Violin, Background Singer, Mandolin
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  • Riverside, California, 92503
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Christian Contemporary, Rock
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  • Corona, California, 92882
  • Alternative, Blues, Other, Rock
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Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Background Singer
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  • Rancho Cucamonga, California, 91730
  • Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
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  • Los Angeles, California, 90068
  • Electronic, Punk, Alternative, Rock
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Background Singer, Keyboard, Other Percussion, Drums
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  • Pauma Valley, California, 92061
  • R&B, Jazz, Funk
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Bass Guitar
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  • Placerville, California, 95667
  • Classic Rock, Christian Contemporary, Rock
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Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
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  • La Habra, California, 90631
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock, Progressive
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Vocalist - Tenor
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  • Rialto, California, 92376
  • Classic Rock, Country, Southern Rock, Rock
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Vocalist - General, Drums, Background Singer
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  • Banning, California, 92220
  • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
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Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard
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  • Clayton, California, 94517
  • Alternative, Blues, Southern Rock, Rock
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Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums
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  • Beverly Hills, California, 90210
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock
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  • Hollywood, California, 90028
  • Blues, Funk, Pop, Rock
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  • North Hollywood, California, 91602
  • R&B, Jazz, Funk, Rock
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Vocalist - General, Bass Guitar, Upright bass
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  • Los Angeles, California, 91607
  • Alternative, Electronic, Rock
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Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard
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  • Compton, California, 90220
  • Hip Hop/Rap
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Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Piano
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  • La Puente, California, 91744
  • Heavy Metal, Punk, Other, Rock
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Bass Guitar
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  • San Andreas, California, 95249
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Rock
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