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  1. Los Angeles (5,559 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2,739 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,449 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,417 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,070 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (835 profiles)
  7. Fresno (812 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (713 profiles)
  9. Riverside (660 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (543 profiles)
  11. Bakersfield (480 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (471 profiles)
  13. Oakland (455 profiles)
  14. Modesto (442 profiles)
  15. Stockton (441 profiles)
  16. Anaheim (440 profiles)
  17. Burbank (411 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (376 profiles)
  19. Corona (363 profiles)
  20. Irvine (343 profiles)
  21. Pasadena (340 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (335 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (314 profiles)
  24. Orange (308 profiles)
  25. Fullerton (297 profiles)
  26. Sherman Oaks (294 profiles)
  27. Santa Monica (288 profiles)
  28. Santa Cruz (287 profiles)
  29. Torrance (282 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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Lyrrad

  • Lead Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Victorville, California, 92395
  • Metal, Acoustic, Cover/Tribute, Roc...
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RichThomas

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Topanga, California, 90290
  • R&B, Jazz, Funk, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

David Waldrop

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | El Dorado Hills, California, 95762
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock,...
  • Active within 24 hours

Winny Starr

  • Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90069
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Private

  • Band | Castro Valley, California, 94546
  • Metal, Punk, Electronic, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

james1110650

  • Lead Guitar
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92117
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

JaxAnarchy420

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | 1000 Palms, California, 92276
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Classic Rock...
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teholtpier1165837

  • Musician | Colton, California, 92324
  • Active within 24 hours

gateswf

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | Corralitos, California, 95076
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock,...
  • Active within 24 hours

Judd Austin

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | Escondido, California, 92026
  • Alternative, R&B, Blues, Cover/...
  • Active within 24 hours

BlueFrog

  • Band | La Mesa, California, 91942
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock,...
  • Active within 24 hours

eric1235386

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Backg...
  • Musician | Morgan Hill, California, 95037
  • Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Lars2020

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Dixon, California, 95620
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Funk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Mordgeld

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, Backg...
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95821
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

shane1027181

  • Vocalist, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92024
  • Alternative, Metal, Acoustic, Progr...
  • Active within 24 hours

melissa1234048

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
  • Musician | Campo, California, 91906
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Blues, Count...
  • Active within 24 hours