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Most popular cities in California

  1. Los Angeles (7205 profiles)
  2. San Diego (3110 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1897 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1866 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1479 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (1069 profiles)
  7. Riverside (1034 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (911 profiles)
  9. Fresno (855 profiles)
  10. Oakland (764 profiles)
  11. Corona (753 profiles)
  12. Huntington Beach (661 profiles)
  13. North Hollywood (641 profiles)
  14. Anaheim (611 profiles)
  15. Burbank (593 profiles)
  16. San Bernardino (561 profiles)
  17. Modesto (555 profiles)
  18. Temecula (548 profiles)
  19. Orange (512 profiles)
  20. Stockton (506 profiles)
  21. Pasadena (489 profiles)
  22. Bakersfield (442 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (437 profiles)
  24. Fullerton (433 profiles)
  25. Oceanside (416 profiles)
  26. Whittier (416 profiles)
  27. Santa Cruz (397 profiles)
  28. Irvine (389 profiles)
  29. Santa Clarita (375 profiles)
  30. Torrance (372 profiles)
  31. Sherman Oaks (369 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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Worship guitar

  • Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Stockton, California, 95204
  • Acoustic, Christian Contemporary, C...
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philthy-rych

  • Drums, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Indio, California, 92201
  • Alternative, Rock
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tony1079951

  • Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Hollywood, California, 90028
  • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, R...
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Alex34560

  • Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard
  • Musician | San Jose, California, 95118
  • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, R...
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sarahdactyl_13

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Ukulele
  • Musician | Yucaipa, California, 92399
  • Punk, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

melissa1001671

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Hemet, California, 92543
  • Alternative, Country, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Arial Benz

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Sunnyvale, California, 94088
  • Alternative, Metal, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

oliverhecker

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | Palos Verdes Estates, California, 90275
  • Alternative, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

The 678 Tribute Orc...

  • Band | Chico, California, 95966
  • R&B, Funk, Cover/Tribute, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

The Rock Czars

  • Band | North Hollywood, California, 91601
  • Alternative, Metal, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

Manny O

  • Harmonica, Harp, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist, Vocal...
  • Musician | Fresno, California, 93711
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Latin, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

DiegoLionDreamer

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums
  • Musician | Rosemead, California, 91770
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Reggae, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

Mike9994

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Stockton, California, 95219
  • Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

justfedup

  • Drums
  • Musician | North Hollywood, California, 91605
  • Alternative, Latin, Cover/Tribute, ...
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NickMD

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90210
  • Alternative, Electronic, Rock
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Midnight Mover

  • Band | Turlock, California, 95382
  • Blues, Other, Country, Southern Roc...
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