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  1. Los Angeles (3719 profiles)
  2. San Diego (1813 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (947 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (864 profiles)
  5. San Jose (625 profiles)
  6. Fresno (568 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (542 profiles)
  8. Riverside (517 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (490 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (379 profiles)
  11. Stockton (320 profiles)
  12. Modesto (319 profiles)
  13. Oakland (316 profiles)
  14. North Hollywood (304 profiles)
  15. Corona (295 profiles)
  16. Bakersfield (292 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (284 profiles)
  18. Burbank (237 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (220 profiles)
  20. Santa Rosa (216 profiles)
  21. Orange (213 profiles)
  22. Santa Cruz (211 profiles)
  23. Temecula (211 profiles)
  24. Whittier (207 profiles)
  25. Pasadena (205 profiles)
  26. Fullerton (204 profiles)
  27. Irvine (203 profiles)
  28. Costa Mesa (198 profiles)
  29. Simi Valley (197 profiles)
  30. Ventura (197 profiles)
  31. San Bernardino (196 profiles)
  32. Moreno Valley (186 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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  • Northridge, California, 91325
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Reggae
PLAYS:
Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer
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  • Morongo Valley, California, 92256
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  • Los Angeles, California, 90005
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Other
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Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer
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  • Tustin, California, 92780
  • Acoustic, Christian Contemporary, Christian Traditional
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Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Alto
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  • Upland, California, 91786
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Punk
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  • Kingsburg, California, 93631
  • R&B, Country, Latin
PLAYS:
Drums, Other Percussion
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  • San Diego, California, 92115
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk
PLAYS:
Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
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  • Los Angeles, California, 90013
  • Classic Rock, Funk, Latin
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  • Los Angeles, California, 90249
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
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Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
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  • Los Angeles, California, 90028
  • Heavy Metal
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  • Los Angeles, California, 90046
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
PLAYS:
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, DJ, Electronic Music
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  • Stockton, California, 95203
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  • Cathedral City, California, 92234
  • Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop/Rap
PLAYS:
Drums, Saxophone
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  • Oakland, California, 94707
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Acoustic, Blues
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  • Hollywood, California, 90028
  • Alternative/Modern Rock
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  • La Habra, California, 90631
  • Acoustic, Country, Folk
PLAYS:
Acoustic Guitar
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  • Sacramento, California, 95765
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Blues, Southern Rock
PLAYS:
Keyboard, Background Singer
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  • Los Angeles, California, 91040
  • Christian Contemporary
PLAYS:
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
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  • Alameda, California, 94501
  • R&B, Funk, Other
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  • South San Francisco, California, 94080
  • Alternative/Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Acoustic
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