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  1. Los Angeles (5,932 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2,990 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,601 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,543 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,192 profiles)
  6. Fresno (897 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (890 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (756 profiles)
  9. Riverside (679 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (578 profiles)
  11. Bakersfield (533 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (510 profiles)
  13. Anaheim (489 profiles)
  14. Stockton (474 profiles)
  15. Modesto (470 profiles)
  16. Oakland (466 profiles)
  17. Burbank (439 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (403 profiles)
  19. Pasadena (392 profiles)
  20. Irvine (376 profiles)
  21. Corona (370 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (359 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (351 profiles)
  24. Orange (328 profiles)
  25. Sherman Oaks (325 profiles)
  26. Fullerton (320 profiles)
  27. Santa Monica (318 profiles)
  28. Torrance (313 profiles)
  29. Santa Cruz (312 profiles)
  30. Moreno Valley (305 profiles)
  31. Murrieta (300 profiles)
  32. Chula Vista (297 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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Linda B

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Alto, Piano, Drums, Ke...
  • Musician | Santa Clarita, California, 91387
  • R&B, Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

daniel1115430

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, Background Singer
  • Musician | Yorba Linda, California, 92886
  • Acoustic, Folk, Rock, Americana
  • Active within 24 hours

msmusik

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Vocalist, H...
  • Musician | Long Beach, California, 90807
  • Acoustic, Blues, Country, Cover/Tri...
  • Active within 24 hours

Kevin Murray

  • Drums
  • Musician | Morgan Hill, California, 95037
  • Southern Rock, Cover/Tribute, Pop, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

becki1106349

  • Vocalist, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alt...
  • Musician | Gilroy, California, 95020
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribut...
  • Active within 24 hours

tom0357

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Aptos, California, 95003
  • Alternative, Country, Christian Con...
  • Active within 24 hours

Primetime Band

  • Band | Harbor City, California, 90710
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribut...
  • Active within 24 hours

brian1137522

  • Trombone, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Bass Guitar...
  • Musician | Menifee, California, 92584
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

TheKaineRocks

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Long Beach, California, 90803
  • Metal, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

matt1264439

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, Bass ...
  • Musician | San Francisco, California, 94122
  • Acoustic, Blues, Jazz, Other
  • Active within 24 hours

jesse1255716

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Ukulele, Vocalist - Bass, Acoust...
  • Musician | Crescent City, California, 95531
  • Acoustic, Jazz, Lounge, Country
  • Active within 24 hours

william1283583

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Anaheim, California, 92804
  • Classic Rock, Folk, Cover/Tribute, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

Phillip

  • Band | Riverside, California, 92505
  • Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Victor

  • Band | Santa Clarita, California, 91354
  • Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Pop, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

jimmy1066910

  • Vocalist, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Pomona, California, 91767
  • Metal, Pop, Rock, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

bryanleealpert

  • Drums
  • Musician | Newhall, California, 91321
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours