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  1. Los Angeles (6,526 profiles)
  2. San Diego (3,550 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,901 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,806 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,528 profiles)
  6. Fresno (1,014 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (1,001 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (739 profiles)
  9. Bakersfield (731 profiles)
  10. Riverside (649 profiles)
  11. Huntington Beach (626 profiles)
  12. Anaheim (606 profiles)
  13. North Hollywood (576 profiles)
  14. Modesto (542 profiles)
  15. Stockton (537 profiles)
  16. Burbank (508 profiles)
  17. Oakland (497 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (481 profiles)
  19. Irvine (479 profiles)
  20. Pasadena (470 profiles)
  21. Santa Rosa (427 profiles)
  22. Santa Monica (424 profiles)
  23. Sherman Oaks (412 profiles)
  24. Costa Mesa (406 profiles)
  25. Chula Vista (400 profiles)
  26. Orange (396 profiles)
  27. Torrance (386 profiles)
  28. Fullerton (374 profiles)
  29. Murrieta (370 profiles)
  30. Fontana (362 profiles)
  31. Escondido (360 profiles)
  32. Santa Clarita (356 profiles)
  33. Corona (355 profiles)
  34. Moreno Valley (352 profiles)
  35. Santa Cruz (341 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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  • Band | Escondido, California, 92027
  • Alternative, Metal, Rock, Progressi...
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jexj

  • Bass Guitar, Drums, Electronic Music
  • Musician | Redondo Beach, California, 90277
  • Metal, Funk, Electronic, Rock
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Noahdeal

  • Vocalist - Baritone, Drums
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92123
  • R&B, Country, Cover/Tribute, Po...
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DVCOOL11

  • Piano
  • Musician | San Jose, California, 95138
  • Acoustic, Classical, Cover/Tribute,...
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Elena

  • Band | San Diego, California, 92122
  • Jazz, Funk, Electronic, Rock
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guillermo1552938

  • Drums
  • Musician | Encino, California, 91335
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock, Am...
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jas1970

  • Vocalist, Background Singer, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar,...
  • Musician | Hickman, California, 95323
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, South...
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jesusftapia

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90011
  • R&B, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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evan1578145

  • Bass Guitar, Drums, Upright bass
  • Musician | Palo Alto, California, 94306
  • Classic Rock, Punk, Country, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Frank Trejo

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Oxnard, California, 93036
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

abiram1277867

  • Keyboard, Piano, Electronic Music, Upright bass, Bass Guitar...
  • Musician | Hollywood, California, 90068
  • Metal, Classical, Electronic, Rock
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  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guita...
  • Musician | Encinitas, California, 92024
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Chris...
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brandie1312412

  • Vocalist, DJ
  • Musician | Hesperia, California, 92345
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Punk, Pop
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brad1548878

  • Drums
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95835
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Rock, Progress...
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bruce1143559

  • Bass Guitar, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Sun City, California, 92586
  • R&B, Blues, Jazz, Funk
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Summerhill Soul Tri...

  • Band | Lake Elsinore, California, 92532
  • R&B
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