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  1. Los Angeles (4107 profiles)
  2. San Diego (1962 profiles)
  3. Sacramento (1018 profiles)
  4. San Francisco (980 profiles)
  5. San Jose (712 profiles)
  6. Fresno (601 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (590 profiles)
  8. Riverside (560 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (541 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (409 profiles)
  11. Oakland (354 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (338 profiles)
  13. Stockton (331 profiles)
  14. Modesto (329 profiles)
  15. Bakersfield (321 profiles)
  16. Corona (312 profiles)
  17. Anaheim (306 profiles)
  18. Burbank (255 profiles)
  19. Oceanside (245 profiles)
  20. Santa Cruz (232 profiles)
  21. Santa Rosa (228 profiles)
  22. Irvine (227 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (225 profiles)
  24. Temecula (222 profiles)
  25. Orange (222 profiles)
  26. Whittier (221 profiles)
  27. Pasadena (219 profiles)
  28. Fullerton (214 profiles)
  29. Simi Valley (206 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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  • Riverside, California, 92508
  • Classic Rock, Funk, Latin, Cover/Tribute
PLAYS:
Background Singer, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist
Active within 24 hours
  • El Cajon, California, 92020
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
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  • Hollywood, California, 90028
  • Classic Rock, Country, Southern Rock, Cover/Tribute
PLAYS:
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Active within 24 hours
  • Fullerton, California, 92835
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Rock
PLAYS:
Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Upright bass
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  • Berkeley, California, 94708
  • Heavy Metal, Funk, Rock, Progressive
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    • Fremont, California, 94539
    • Classic Rock, Funk, Pop, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Flute, Steel guitar
    Active within 24 hours
    • Los Angeles, California, 90068
    • Blues, Classic Rock, Funk, Rock
    Active within 24 hours
    • Ontario, California, 91761
    • Heavy Metal, Other
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist
    Active within 24 hours
    • Lompoc, California, 93436
    • Funk, Reggae, Rock, Progressive
    PLAYS:
    Drums
    Active within 24 hours
    • Los Angeles, California, 90029
    • R&B, Lounge, Pop
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Background Singer
    Active within 24 hours
    • Modesto, California, 95356
    • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Country
    PLAYS:
    Drums
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    • Corona, California, 92883
    • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Lead Guitar, Background Singer, Bass Guitar
    Active within 24 hours
    • San Francisco, California, 94501
    • Funk
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    • Hollywood, California, 90068
    • Alternative, Acoustic, Classic Rock, Electronic
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist - Alto
    Active within 24 hours
    • Corona, California, 92882
    • Alternative, Acoustic, Christian Contemporary, Cover/Tribute
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele
    Active within 24 hours
    • Fresno, California, 93703
    • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, Latin
    PLAYS:
    Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer
    Active within 24 hours
    • Los Angeles, California, 90027
    • Alternative, Electronic, Pop, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Acoustic Guitar, Drums
    Active within 24 hours
    • Fairfield, California, 94533
    • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer
    Active within 24 hours
    • Bell, California, 90201
    • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Acoustic, Reggae
    PLAYS:
    Drums
    Active within 24 hours
    • Hawthorne, California, 90250
    • Alternative, Cover/Tribute, Pop, Rock
    PLAYS:
    Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Alto, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
    Active within 24 hours