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  1. Los Angeles (5430 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2664 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1408 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1380 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1037 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (816 profiles)
  7. Fresno (782 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (695 profiles)
  9. Riverside (658 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (529 profiles)
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  14. Modesto (436 profiles)
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  17. Burbank (398 profiles)
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  20. Pasadena (337 profiles)
  21. Irvine (332 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (325 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (305 profiles)
  24. Orange (299 profiles)
  25. Fullerton (289 profiles)
  26. Sherman Oaks (288 profiles)
  27. Santa Cruz (284 profiles)
  28. Santa Monica (280 profiles)
  29. Torrance (274 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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dvhb27

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Rancho Cucamonga, California, 91701
  • Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

Aaron

  • Band | Simi Valley, California, 93065
  • Alternative, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Saving_Disaster

  • Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocalist...
  • Musician | Castro Valley, California, 94546
  • Acoustic, Punk, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

SweetJimmy

  • Lead Guitar, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro
  • Musician | Placerville, California, 95667
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock,...
  • Active within 24 hours

Seeking vocals and ...

  • Band | Loma Linda, California, 92354
  • Alternative, Punk, Other, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Tiger Eye

  • Band | Agoura Hills, California, 91301
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Pop, 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

NPMN (Neco Praeoccu...

  • Band | San Francisco, California, 94110
  • Metal, Electronic, Rock, Progressiv...
  • Active within 24 hours

DLV1

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Chico, California, 95928
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Country,...
  • Active within 24 hours

BassFingers

  • Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Vocalist, Lea...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90039
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

mike1186329

  • Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Upright bass, Piano
  • Musician | Los Banos, California, 93635
  • Jazz, Funk, Bluegrass, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

Melonnee Desiree

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95814
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, Cover/...
  • Active within 24 hours

teholtpier1165837

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

Bassist with groove

  • Bass Guitar, Keyboard
  • Musician | Anaheim, California, 92805
  • R&B, Funk, Latin, Cover/Tribute
  • Active within 24 hours

NateCody

  • Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | North Hollywood, California, 91605
  • Alternative, Metal, Southern Rock, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

michael480558

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Backgroun...
  • Musician | Escondido, California, 92026
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Southern Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours