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  1. Los Angeles (5,621 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2,787 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,482 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,443 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,089 profiles)
  6. Long Beach (843 profiles)
  7. Fresno (819 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (722 profiles)
  9. Riverside (669 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (547 profiles)
  11. Bakersfield (487 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (478 profiles)
  13. Oakland (456 profiles)
  14. Stockton (451 profiles)
  15. Anaheim (446 profiles)
  16. Modesto (444 profiles)
  17. Burbank (413 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (378 profiles)
  19. Corona (360 profiles)
  20. Irvine (348 profiles)
  21. Pasadena (343 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (339 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (321 profiles)
  24. Orange (314 profiles)
  25. Fullerton (299 profiles)
  26. Sherman Oaks (298 profiles)
  27. Santa Monica (293 profiles)
  28. Santa Cruz (291 profiles)
  29. Torrance (289 profiles)
  30. San Bernardino (282 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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marth32000

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, Bass ...
  • Musician | Berkeley, California, 94720
  • Alternative, Punk
  • Active within 24 hours

markushunterlopez

  • Drums, Trumpet
  • Musician | Monrovia, California, 91016
  • Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Ska
  • Active within 24 hours

Silhouette Soundsca...

  • Band | Menifee, California, 92584
  • Alternative, Metal, Jazz, Christian...
  • Active within 24 hours

lee1147773

  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92117
  • Alternative, Metal, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Paulie boy

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backg...
  • Musician | Pleasant Hill, California, 94523
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
  • Active within 24 hours

TrueWisdom

  • Keyboard, Piano, Electronic Music
  • Musician | Riverside, California, 92509
  • R&B, Blues, Jazz, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

Cylinder 9

  • Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 91384
  • Alternative, Metal, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

alicia-nicole

  • Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocali...
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92104
  • R&B, Funk, Electronic, Hip Hop/...
  • Active within 24 hours

david1199139

  • Bass Guitar, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | North Hollywood, California, 91601
  • Alternative, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Tjim

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Corona, California, 92879
  • Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Folk
  • Active within 24 hours

luca666

  • Drums
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90211
  • Alternative, R&B, Hip Hop/Rap, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

2mnydrms

  • Drums, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Laguna Niguel, California, 92677
  • Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Kevo_o

  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Lead Gu...
  • Musician | Vista, California, 92083
  • Alternative, Punk, Other, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

BillVillayne

  • Vocalist - Tenor
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90004
  • Metal, Punk
  • Active within 24 hours

wida1247391

  • Background Singer, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano
  • Musician | Ontario, California, 91764
  • R&B, Country, Latin, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

lisabett

  • Piano, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano
  • Musician | San Carlos, California, 94070
  • Alternative, R&B, Pop, American...
  • Active within 24 hours