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  1. Los Angeles (5,710 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2,848 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,508 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,475 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,121 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (851 profiles)
  7. Fresno (842 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (733 profiles)
  9. Riverside (673 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (560 profiles)
  11. Bakersfield (502 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (484 profiles)
  13. Oakland (464 profiles)
  14. Anaheim (456 profiles)
  15. Stockton (453 profiles)
  16. Modesto (452 profiles)
  17. Burbank (422 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (386 profiles)
  19. Corona (363 profiles)
  20. Pasadena (362 profiles)
  21. Irvine (353 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (345 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (327 profiles)
  24. Orange (319 profiles)
  25. Sherman Oaks (308 profiles)
  26. Fullerton (304 profiles)
  27. Santa Monica (299 profiles)
  28. Santa Cruz (298 profiles)
  29. Torrance (297 profiles)
  30. San Bernardino (289 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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scottmoller

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92130
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Christian Cont...
  • Active within 24 hours

MushyGrapples

  • Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele
  • Musician | Palos Verdes Estates, California, 90275
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Folk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Steel White Tiger

  • Band | Torrance, California, 90505
  • Metal, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

brent1189807

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer
  • Musician | Aliso Viejo, California, 92656
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Ska, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

Khadejhia

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Uk...
  • Musician | Hollywood, California, 90028
  • Alternative, R&B, Punk, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

Marc

  • Band | Pacifica, California, 94044
  • Alternative, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Westontt

  • Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Claremont, California, 91711
  • Acoustic, Latin, World
  • Active within 24 hours

Kasia Tadajewska

  • Vocalist, Piano, Violin
  • Musician | San Bruno, California, 94066
  • Alternative, Metal, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Ray Herrera

  • Bass Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Yorba Linda, California, 92886
  • Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Jeramy Lewis

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90032
  • Alternative, Funk, Other, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

Tim the pocket

  • Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Background Singer, ...
  • Musician | Richmond, California, 94803
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, Cover/...
  • Active within 24 hours

frankieyoung

  • Vocalist, Drums
  • Musician | Palm Springs, California, 92262
  • Alternative, Cover/Tribute, Pop, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

JohnDrumsSD

  • Drums
  • Musician | Encinitas, California, 92024
  • Alternative, Funk, Rock, Progressiv...
  • Active within 24 hours

Squareheads

  • Band | Garberville, California, 95542
  • Jazz, Funk, Other, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

FM11Project Band

  • Band | Los Angeles, California, 90013
  • Jazz, Classic Rock, Funk, Latin
  • Active within 24 hours

Elias Green Drummer

  • Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer, Acoustic Guitar,...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90005
  • Acoustic, Christian Contemporary, P...
  • Active within 24 hours