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Most popular cities in California

  1. Los Angeles (7147 profiles)
  2. San Diego (3081 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1867 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1839 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1457 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (1054 profiles)
  7. Riverside (1025 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (896 profiles)
  9. Fresno (849 profiles)
  10. Corona (756 profiles)
  11. Oakland (753 profiles)
  12. Huntington Beach (653 profiles)
  13. North Hollywood (635 profiles)
  14. Anaheim (597 profiles)
  15. Burbank (587 profiles)
  16. San Bernardino (555 profiles)
  17. Modesto (551 profiles)
  18. Temecula (541 profiles)
  19. Orange (511 profiles)
  20. Stockton (500 profiles)
  21. Pasadena (477 profiles)
  22. Bakersfield (434 profiles)
  23. Fullerton (434 profiles)
  24. Costa Mesa (420 profiles)
  25. Whittier (417 profiles)
  26. Oceanside (407 profiles)
  27. Santa Cruz (396 profiles)
  28. Irvine (382 profiles)
  29. Santa Clarita (367 profiles)
  30. Torrance (363 profiles)
  31. Sherman Oaks (361 profiles)

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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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Hottmusic

  • Other
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95834
  • World
  • Active within 24 hours

ernesto1096367

  • Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer
  • Musician | Santa Fe Springs, California, 90605
  • Jazz, Classic Rock, Latin, World
  • Active within 24 hours

THE NEW LEVEL SET B...

  • Band | Vallejo, California, 94591
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Latin, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

Mordgeld

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95821
  • Metal, Latin, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

sebastian1067815

  • Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, ...
  • Musician | Chico, California, 95926
  • Alternative, Metal, Southern Rock, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

pauldeedon

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Van Nuys, California, 91411
  • Alternative, R&B, Jazz, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

Stir of Echoes

  • Band | San Bernardino, California, 92404
  • Metal, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

Darrenm

  • Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Covina, California, 91724
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Huxsy

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Ma...
  • Musician | Murrieta, California, 92563
  • Alternative, Metal, Ska, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Quetzalcoatl Band

  • Band | Riverside, California, 92509
  • Alternative, Latin, Rock, World
  • Active within 24 hours

black wish

  • Band | Porterville, California, 93257
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

DavidRocknRoll

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Oak Glen, California, 92399
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Christian Cont...
  • Active within 24 hours

bdasource

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Backg...
  • Musician | Reseda, California, 91335
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

ryota1984

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Glendale, California, 91206
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

suntanmandavey herr...

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ba...
  • Musician | Bloomington, California, 92316
  • Metal, Funk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Nao

  • Band | Hollywood, California, 90028
  • Blues, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours