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  1. Los Angeles (4339 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2074 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (1089 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (1042 profiles)
  5. San Jose (757 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (623 profiles)
  7. Fresno (620 profiles)
  8. Riverside (579 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (579 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (430 profiles)
  11. Oakland (367 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (360 profiles)
  13. Modesto (349 profiles)
  14. Stockton (343 profiles)
  15. Bakersfield (332 profiles)
  16. Corona (320 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (315 profiles)
  18. Burbank (277 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (261 profiles)
  20. Pasadena (248 profiles)
  21. Santa Cruz (247 profiles)
  22. Irvine (244 profiles)
  23. Santa Rosa (242 profiles)
  24. Costa Mesa (238 profiles)
  25. Orange (235 profiles)
  26. Whittier (231 profiles)
  27. Fullerton (228 profiles)
  28. Temecula (223 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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Sir Jamsalot

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Backg...
  • Musician | Castro Valley, California, 94546
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Classic Rock...
  • Active within 24 hours

Rick Slinkard

  • Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92127
  • Alternative, Blues, Cover/Tribute, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

Sometimes Julie

  • Band | Carlsbad, California, 92009
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Bassist with groove

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Anaheim, California, 92804
  • Funk, Latin, Christian / Gospel, Co...
  • Active within 24 hours

MGDSTAR

  • Vocalist, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Sop...
  • Musician | Burbank, California, 91502
  • Acoustic, R&B, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Grace

  • Band | Seal Beach, California, 90740
  • Alternative, Blues, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Tarry McHailen

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guit...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90005
  • Alternative, Other, Electronic, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

Group Therapy

  • Band | South Pasadena, California, 91030
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Cover...
  • Active within 24 hours

Skyes Tours

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Piano
  • Musician | Playa del Rey, California, 90293
  • Heavy Metal, Classical, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Desmond Lee

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guita...
  • Musician | Redding, California, 96003
  • Classic Rock, Country, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

dave_hau

  • Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90028
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic R...
  • Active within 24 hours

Rabbit Steven

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Harmonica
  • Musician | Pasadena, California, 91105
  • Alternative, Folk, Electronic, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

caelobg16

  • Bass Guitar, Keyboard
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92110
  • Blues, Funk, Reggae, Bluegrass
  • Active within 24 hours

bob1106154

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Steel gu...
  • Musician | Santa Monica, California, 90405
  • Acoustic, Country, Latin, Southern ...
  • Active within 24 hours

art frank

  • Drums
  • Musician | Westlake Village, California, 91361
  • Jazz, Classic Rock, Funk, Cover/Tri...
  • Active within 24 hours

Benjamin Charney

  • Vocalist, Keyboard
  • Musician | Sherman Oaks, California, 91403
  • Acoustic, Country, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours