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  1. Los Angeles (7,201 profiles)
  2. San Diego (4,032 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (2,189 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (2,062 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,736 profiles)
  6. Fresno (1,145 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (1,129 profiles)
  8. Bakersfield (896 profiles)
  9. Hollywood (748 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (708 profiles)
  11. Anaheim (695 profiles)
  12. Riverside (658 profiles)
  13. North Hollywood (622 profiles)
  14. Stockton (598 profiles)
  15. Modesto (592 profiles)
  16. Burbank (580 profiles)
  17. Oceanside (561 profiles)
  18. Irvine (554 profiles)
  19. Pasadena (550 profiles)
  20. Oakland (542 profiles)
  21. Chula Vista (500 profiles)
  22. Sherman Oaks (491 profiles)
  23. Santa Rosa (490 profiles)
  24. Santa Monica (489 profiles)
  25. Costa Mesa (462 profiles)
  26. Orange (455 profiles)
  27. Torrance (448 profiles)
  28. Murrieta (437 profiles)
  29. Fontana (435 profiles)
  30. Escondido (431 profiles)
  31. Fullerton (415 profiles)
  32. Santa Clarita (401 profiles)
  33. Moreno Valley (396 profiles)
  34. Roseville (391 profiles)
  35. Carlsbad (382 profiles)
  36. Santa Cruz (381 profiles)
  37. Mission Viejo (369 profiles)
  38. Ontario (366 profiles)
  39. Corona (362 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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robert1767639

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guit...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90025
  • Metal, Classical, Christian Contemp...
  • Active within 24 hours

tammy-bee

  • Vocalist - Soprano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto
  • Musician | Hollywood, California, 90038
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Jazz, Lounge
  • Active within 24 hours

kevin1679917

  • Trombone
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92105
  • Blues, Jazz
  • Active within 24 hours

Nyland925

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Torrance, California, 90504
  • Alternative, Punk, Ska, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Lucien Midnight

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ba...
  • Musician | Pasadena, California, 91103
  • Metal, Acoustic, Punk, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

Patrick Mathis

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | Napa, California, 94558
  • Blues, Folk, Rock, Americana
  • Active within 24 hours

R4bbith0le

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto, Acoustic Guit...
  • Musician | Newport Beach, California, 92661
  • Acoustic, Cover/Tribute, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

profile1306822

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90034
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock, Pr...
  • Active within 24 hours

bryce470058

  • Background Singer, Vocalist, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Santa Ana, California, 92705
  • Classic Rock, Country, Southern Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

Temple Monarc

  • Band | Los Angeles, California, 90018
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

chrispoulson

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Acoustic Gu...
  • Musician | North Hollywood, California, 91601
  • Alternative, Country, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

eMiLy916

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Newcastle, California, 95658
  • Acoustic, Other, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

lizboone95

  • Vocalist, Keyboard, Piano
  • Musician | Irvine, California, 92620
  • Alternative, Blues, Jazz, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Archie_B

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Corona, California, 92883
  • Alternative, Metal, Punk
  • Active within 24 hours

Kristen

  • Songwriter | Fresno, California, 93703
  • Active within 24 hours

Dressed For Sins

  • Band | Los Angeles, California, 90019
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock, Pr...
  • Active within 24 hours