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  1. Los Angeles (6,005 profiles)
  2. San Diego (3,044 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,620 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,567 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,204 profiles)
  6. Fresno (911 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (907 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (755 profiles)
  9. Riverside (686 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (594 profiles)
  11. Bakersfield (552 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (519 profiles)
  13. Anaheim (498 profiles)
  14. Stockton (485 profiles)
  15. Oakland (477 profiles)
  16. Modesto (476 profiles)
  17. Burbank (442 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (413 profiles)
  19. Pasadena (396 profiles)
  20. Irvine (380 profiles)
  21. Corona (380 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (369 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (355 profiles)
  24. Orange (331 profiles)
  25. Santa Monica (330 profiles)
  26. Fullerton (328 profiles)
  27. Sherman Oaks (328 profiles)
  28. Torrance (317 profiles)
  29. Moreno Valley (316 profiles)
  30. Santa Cruz (314 profiles)
  31. Murrieta (309 profiles)
  32. Chula Vista (307 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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Danielle1317375

  • Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Background Singer, Vocali...
  • Musician | Hemet, California, 92545
  • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, F...
  • Active within 24 hours

Lugwig

  • Band | Ontario, California, 91762
  • Classic Rock, Funk, Country, Southe...
  • Active within 24 hours

Know Illusion

  • Band | Buena Park, California, 90620
  • Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

EVOO

  • Band | Beach Center, California, 92648
  • Alternative, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

JhonnyDrumz28

  • Vocalist, Drums
  • Musician | Corona, California, 92879
  • Christian Contemporary, Christian /...
  • Active within 24 hours

JasonRay

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Folsom, California, 95630
  • Blues, Classic Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Czechmate

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Lafayette, California, 94549
  • Metal, Punk, Ska, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

RichardS4468

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Vacaville, California, 95688
  • Alternative, Metal, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

godrules1

  • Drums
  • Musician | Cathedral City, California, 92234
  • Metal, Blues, Christian Contemporar...
  • Active within 24 hours

larry782678

  • Lead Guitar, Vocalist - Tenor
  • Musician | Oakland, California, 94611
  • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

gabe00

  • Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Ontario, California, 91764
  • Alternative, Metal, Rock, Progressi...
  • Active within 24 hours

Rodney

  • Band | Hollister, California, 95023
  • Active within 24 hours

Topanga House Band

  • Band | Topanga, California, 90290
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Cover/Tribut...
  • Active within 24 hours

3D Project

  • Band | Garden Grove, California, 92845
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

drummed2

  • Drums
  • Musician | Riverside, California, 92504
  • Metal, Other, Rock, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

God Analog

  • Band | San Jose, California, 95136
  • Alternative, Metal, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours