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  1. Los Angeles (3820 profiles)
  2. San Diego (1867 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (971 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (892 profiles)
  5. San Jose (651 profiles)
  6. Fresno (579 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (561 profiles)
  8. Riverside (533 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (503 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (388 profiles)
  11. Oakland (329 profiles)
  12. Stockton (322 profiles)
  13. Modesto (319 profiles)
  14. North Hollywood (312 profiles)
  15. Corona (300 profiles)
  16. Bakersfield (300 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (293 profiles)
  18. Burbank (241 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (227 profiles)
  20. Santa Rosa (218 profiles)
  21. Santa Cruz (216 profiles)
  22. Temecula (216 profiles)
  23. Orange (214 profiles)
  24. Costa Mesa (211 profiles)
  25. Whittier (211 profiles)
  26. Irvine (210 profiles)
  27. Pasadena (208 profiles)
  28. Fullerton (204 profiles)
  29. San Bernardino (203 profiles)
  30. Ventura (203 profiles)
  31. Simi Valley (198 profiles)
  32. Moreno Valley (191 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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  • San Bernardino, California, 92407
  • Alternative, R&B, Classic Rock, Funk
Bass Guitar
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  • Laguna Beach, California, 92651
  • R&B, Jazz, Funk
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  • Newark, California, 94560
  • Alternative, Punk, Electronic, Rock
Vocalist - General, Background Singer
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  • Costa Mesa, California, 92626
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Punk, Rock
Bass Guitar
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  • Lodi, California, 95206
  • Reggae, Rock
Piano, Harmonica, Steel guitar
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  • Long Beach, California, 90808
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Classic Rock, Country
Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer
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  • Napa, California, 94559
  • Country, Southern Rock, Rock
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  • Murrieta, California, 92562
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Christian Contemporary, Rock
Active within 24 hours
  • Los Angeles, California, 90015
  • Heavy Metal, Other
Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar
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  • Paradise, California, 95969
  • R&B, Blues, Country, Bluegrass
Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica
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  • Thousand Oaks, California, 91360
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Rock
Active within 24 hours
  • Placerville, California, 95667
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Rock
Vocalist - General, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro
Active within 24 hours
  • South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
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  • Richmond, California, 94806
  • R&B, Blues, Jazz, Funk
Background Singer, Trombone, Saxophone, Keyboard
Active within 24 hours
  • San Francisco, California, 94103
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Southern Rock, Rock
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Tenor
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  • Rancho Mirage, California, 92270
  • Jazz, Classic Rock, Latin, Pop
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  • Claremont, California, 91711
  • R&B, Jazz, Latin
Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Tenor, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Flute
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  • Tracy, California, 95377
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
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  • Westlake Village, California, 91362
  • Heavy Metal, Rock
Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard, Piano
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  • Santa Fe Springs, California, 90670
  • Alternative, Blues, Punk, Rock
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