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  1. Los Angeles (4162 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2001 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (1044 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (987 profiles)
  5. San Jose (718 profiles)
  6. Fresno (603 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (599 profiles)
  8. Riverside (569 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (546 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (413 profiles)
  11. Oakland (355 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (340 profiles)
  13. Stockton (335 profiles)
  14. Modesto (335 profiles)
  15. Bakersfield (326 profiles)
  16. Corona (313 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (309 profiles)
  18. Burbank (265 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (246 profiles)
  20. Santa Cruz (238 profiles)
  21. Irvine (232 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (232 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (229 profiles)
  24. Temecula (225 profiles)
  25. Pasadena (224 profiles)
  26. Orange (223 profiles)
  27. Whittier (221 profiles)
  28. Fullerton (218 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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Jesse Pniak

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90046
  • Alternative, Punk, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

jim476340

  • Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Vacaville, California, 95688
  • Country, Classic Rock, Blues, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

ScorpioGuitarist66

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95611
  • Alternative, Funk, Rock, Progressiv...
  • Active within 24 hours

Bernard1028957

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Calabasas, California, 91320
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

peter1076756

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, ...
  • Musician | Sunnyvale, California, 94087
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Country, Fo...
  • Active within 24 hours

Serpentera

  • Band | Arbuckle, California, 95912
  • Other, Heavy Metal
  • Active within 24 hours

Michael Zajac

  • Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
  • Musician | Redondo Beach, California, 90277
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Funk, Southern...
  • Active within 24 hours

MonkFujnk

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Harmonica
  • Musician | Rosamond, California, 93560
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, R&B, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

ilia thrasher

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Electroni...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90220
  • Heavy Metal, Other, Electronic
  • Active within 24 hours

nathan1076215

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guit...
  • Musician | El Cajon, California, 92020
  • Blues, Jazz, Christian Contemporary...
  • Active within 24 hours

Tahquitz

  • Band | Vista, California, 92083
  • Country, Folk, Southern Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

john1013647

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, A...
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95822
  • Acoustic, Jazz, Country, Folk
  • Active within 24 hours

IBRNGDABOOM

  • Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano
  • Musician | Chino Hills, California, 91709
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Christian...
  • Active within 24 hours

Mosiamo

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alt...
  • Musician | Orange, California, 92869
  • Alternative, Blues, Electronic, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

MT-Weston

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - T...
  • Musician | National City, California, 91950
  • Blues, Jazz, Classical, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

Phoebe Caulfield

  • Band | Altadena, California, 91001
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Other, R...
  • Active within 24 hours