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Most popular cities in California

  1. Los Angeles (4422 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2117 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (1119 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (1063 profiles)
  5. San Jose (784 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (641 profiles)
  7. Fresno (635 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (596 profiles)
  9. Riverside (584 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (438 profiles)
  11. Oakland (380 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (365 profiles)
  13. Modesto (354 profiles)
  14. Stockton (351 profiles)
  15. Bakersfield (342 profiles)
  16. Anaheim (331 profiles)
  17. Corona (323 profiles)
  18. Burbank (282 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (262 profiles)
  20. Pasadena (260 profiles)
  21. Santa Rosa (249 profiles)
  22. Santa Cruz (249 profiles)
  23. Irvine (247 profiles)
  24. Costa Mesa (244 profiles)
  25. Orange (241 profiles)
  26. Fullerton (233 profiles)
  27. Whittier (233 profiles)
  28. Temecula (226 profiles)
  29. San Bernardino (222 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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WhoSez

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, El...
  • Musician | San Jose, California, 95148
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Cover...
  • Active within 24 hours

Evan Schechter

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ba...
  • Musician | Seal Beach, California, 90740
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Funk, Country
  • Active within 24 hours

Jack Santos

  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist
  • Musician | Northridge, California, 91325
  • Blues, Southern Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

jerseyga88

  • Keyboard, Piano, Vocalist
  • Musician | Cathedral City, California, 92234
  • Alternative, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

daniel1130889

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Mand...
  • Musician | Yucaipa, California, 92399
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

rodger481385

  • Drums
  • Musician | Murrieta, California, 92563
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Southern...
  • Active within 24 hours

Jeremy N Balzarini

  • Drums
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92139
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock, Pr...
  • Active within 24 hours

Joe Sellner

  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90249
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

Kylie Jordan

  • Band | Alta Loma, California, 91737
  • Country
  • Active within 24 hours

MikeRick

  • Drums, Vocalist, Other Percussion, Background Singer
  • Musician | Mira Loma, California, 91752
  • Classic Rock, Other, Christian Cont...
  • Active within 24 hours

craig479633

  • Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Yorba Linda, California, 92886
  • Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Cover/...
  • Active within 24 hours

johnny1123052

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Fresno, California, 93704
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, South...
  • Active within 24 hours

SmoothArt

  • Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass
  • Musician | Fairfield, California, 94534
  • Jazz, Christian Contemporary, Elect...
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nathan1087551

  • Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Piano, Viol...
  • Musician | San Francisco, California, 94118
  • Alternative, Funk, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

armando1131664

  • Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | San Jose, California, 95111
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Jazz, Punk
  • Active within 24 hours

mike1130162

  • Harmonica, Vocalist
  • Musician | Rancho California, California, 92592
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock,...
  • Active within 24 hours