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Most popular cities in California

  1. Los Angeles (7070 profiles)
  2. San Diego (3060 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1852 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1823 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1446 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (1030 profiles)
  7. Riverside (1020 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (896 profiles)
  9. Fresno (846 profiles)
  10. Corona (749 profiles)
  11. Oakland (744 profiles)
  12. Huntington Beach (649 profiles)
  13. North Hollywood (630 profiles)
  14. Anaheim (588 profiles)
  15. Burbank (578 profiles)
  16. San Bernardino (552 profiles)
  17. Modesto (549 profiles)
  18. Temecula (539 profiles)
  19. Orange (505 profiles)
  20. Stockton (496 profiles)
  21. Pasadena (485 profiles)
  22. Fullerton (434 profiles)
  23. Bakersfield (431 profiles)
  24. Costa Mesa (415 profiles)
  25. Whittier (414 profiles)
  26. Oceanside (401 profiles)
  27. Santa Cruz (395 profiles)
  28. Irvine (378 profiles)
  29. Santa Clarita (358 profiles)
  30. Torrance (357 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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Toploader

  • Band | Montebello, California, 90640
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Classical, Pro...
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Friends Of Ken

  • Band | Alameda, California, 94501
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock,...
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YOWZZA

  • Band | Culver City, California, 90230
  • Alternative, Funk, Cover/Tribute, H...
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Matty James & T...

  • Band | Burbank, California, 91505
  • Alternative, Pop, Rock
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hieronymous7

  • Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Tenor
  • Musician | Oakland, California, 94607
  • Blues, Funk, Rock, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

luke bullitt

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist - Teno...
  • Musician | Napa, California, 94558
  • R&B, Blues, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Delta-S

  • Electronic Music, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - ...
  • Musician | Camarillo, California, 93012
  • Metal, Electronic, Pop, Progressive
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hazelsunrise

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90034
  • Alternative, Jazz, Classic Rock, Ro...
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Jeff 11

  • Drums
  • Musician | Riverside, California, 92504
  • R&B, Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

basuraman

  • Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocalist, Keyboard, Cello, Ele...
  • Musician | San Rafael, California, 94903
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Electronic, ...
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Augie Nunez

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Bell Gardens, California, 90201
  • Metal, Latin, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

bill1135698

  • Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Harm...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90034
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Classic Rock...
  • Active within 24 hours

The Radical Dreamer...

  • Band | Los Angeles, California, 90026
  • Alternative, Pop, Rock, World
  • Active within 24 hours

UPTOWN Bruno Mars T...

  • Band | Chino, California, 91710
  • R&B, Pop
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Hud

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Hollywood, California, 90028
  • Alternative, Pop, Rock
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Kevin Alderson

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Dr...
  • Musician | Pomona, California, 91767
  • Blues, Electronic, Rock, Progressiv...
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