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  1. Los Angeles (3992 profiles)
  2. San Diego (1928 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (993 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (937 profiles)
  5. San Jose (675 profiles)
  6. Fresno (585 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (583 profiles)
  8. Riverside (547 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (518 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (393 profiles)
  11. Oakland (342 profiles)
  12. Stockton (328 profiles)
  13. Modesto (325 profiles)
  14. North Hollywood (322 profiles)
  15. Bakersfield (317 profiles)
  16. Corona (306 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (298 profiles)
  18. Burbank (252 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (243 profiles)
  20. Santa Cruz (226 profiles)
  21. Santa Rosa (223 profiles)
  22. Whittier (219 profiles)
  23. Irvine (219 profiles)
  24. Orange (216 profiles)
  25. Costa Mesa (216 profiles)
  26. Temecula (216 profiles)
  27. Pasadena (216 profiles)
  28. Fullerton (211 profiles)
  29. Ventura (206 profiles)
  30. San Bernardino (205 profiles)
  31. Simi Valley (201 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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  • Santa Monica, California, 90405
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
PLAYS:
Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Background Singer
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  • Lemoore, California, 93245
  • Blues, Country, Southern Rock, Rock
PLAYS:
Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Other Percussion, Harmonica
Active within 24 hours
  • Burbank, California, 91501
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Rock
PLAYS:
Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Harmonica, Steel guitar
Active within 24 hours
  • Hollywood, California, 90027
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Other, Rock
PLAYS:
Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Active within 24 hours
  • Anaheim, California, 92807
  • Oceanside, California, 92056
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
PLAYS:
Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard
Active within 24 hours
  • Fresno, California, 93720
  • Heavy Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
PLAYS:
Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard
Active within 24 hours
  • Hanford, California, 93230
  • Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
PLAYS:
Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Active within 24 hours
  • San Fernando, California, 91030
  • Heavy Metal, Other
PLAYS:
Vocalist, Other
Active within 24 hours
  • Del Mar, California, 92014
  • Heavy Metal, Punk, Ska, Rock
PLAYS:
Drums
Active within 24 hours
  • Sunnyvale, California, 94089
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Rock
Active within 24 hours
  • Porter Ranch, California, 91326
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Pop, Rock
PLAYS:
Drums, Other Percussion
Active within 24 hours
  • Clovis, California, 93667
  • Heavy Metal, Country, Southern Rock, Rock
PLAYS:
Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer
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    • Riverside, California, 92508
    • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Harmonica
    Active within 24 hours
    • Redondo Beach, California, 90278
    • Alternative, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Rock
    Active within 24 hours
    • San Jose, California, 95117
    • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
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    • Sacramento, California, 95825
    • Blues, Jazz, Other
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist - Baritone, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Upright bass
    Active within 24 hours
    • Torrance, California, 90505
    • Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer
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    • Union City, California, 94587
    • Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
    Active within 24 hours
    • Fresno, California, 93722
    • Latin, R&B, Alternative, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
    Active within 24 hours