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  1. Los Angeles (5,852 profiles)
  2. San Diego (2,947 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,565 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,515 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,170 profiles)
  6. Fresno (879 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (877 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (748 profiles)
  9. Riverside (676 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (569 profiles)
  11. Bakersfield (514 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (496 profiles)
  13. Anaheim (480 profiles)
  14. Stockton (466 profiles)
  15. Modesto (464 profiles)
  16. Oakland (462 profiles)
  17. Burbank (433 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (389 profiles)
  19. Pasadena (385 profiles)
  20. Corona (368 profiles)
  21. Irvine (363 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (354 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (345 profiles)
  24. Orange (324 profiles)
  25. Fullerton (317 profiles)
  26. Sherman Oaks (315 profiles)
  27. Santa Monica (311 profiles)
  28. Torrance (310 profiles)
  29. Santa Cruz (308 profiles)
  30. Moreno Valley (296 profiles)
  31. San Bernardino (295 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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apluskitchen

  • DJ
  • Musician | Anaheim, California, 92801
  • Latin
  • Active within 24 hours

Roots Man Project

  • Band | Vacaville, California, 95687
  • Reggae
  • Active within 24 hours

ed1100176

  • Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Gu...
  • Musician | El Sobrante, California, 94803
  • Classic Rock, Funk, Cover/Tribute, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

venelj

  • Drums
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90028
  • Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop/Rap, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

The Conglomerate

  • Venue | Firestone Park, California, 90001
  • Active within 24 hours

dennis1057121

  • Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Westminster, California, 92683
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Folk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

john1230218

  • Drums, Other Percussion, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Backgro...
  • Musician | Ocean Beach, California, 92107
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Hip Hop/Rap, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

ScreamingForMetal

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - A...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 90057
  • Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Felix

  • Band | Cowan Heights, California, 92705
  • Active within 24 hours

jesus1260782

  • Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Voca...
  • Musician | Phillips Ranch, California, 91766
  • Blues, Jazz, Classical, Latin
  • Active within 24 hours

EvanMcKee

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | San Francisco, California, 94131
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

natalie1154800

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer, Rhy...
  • Musician | Roseville, California, 95747
  • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, C...
  • Active within 24 hours

Dark Route

  • Band | Santa Clarita, California, 91351
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Rock, Progre...
  • Active within 24 hours

angelo21

  • Band | Glendale, California, 91206
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Other, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

sightiron

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Ventura, California, 93003
  • Classic Rock, Funk, Southern Rock, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

Fatxi1

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Larkspur, California, 94939
  • Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Southern...
  • Active within 24 hours