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  1. Los Angeles (6,698 profiles)
  2. San Diego (3,611 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,904 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,836 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,515 profiles)
  6. Fresno (1,043 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (1,033 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (782 profiles)
  9. Bakersfield (718 profiles)
  10. Riverside (714 profiles)
  11. Huntington Beach (654 profiles)
  12. Anaheim (613 profiles)
  13. North Hollywood (594 profiles)
  14. Stockton (563 profiles)
  15. Modesto (551 profiles)
  16. Burbank (507 profiles)
  17. Oakland (506 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (495 profiles)
  19. Irvine (473 profiles)
  20. Pasadena (466 profiles)
  21. Santa Rosa (441 profiles)
  22. Santa Monica (415 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (412 profiles)
  24. Torrance (403 profiles)
  25. Sherman Oaks (402 profiles)
  26. Fullerton (395 profiles)
  27. Orange (394 profiles)
  28. Corona (392 profiles)
  29. Chula Vista (388 profiles)
  30. Moreno Valley (375 profiles)
  31. Escondido (365 profiles)
  32. Murrieta (363 profiles)
  33. Fontana (363 profiles)
  34. Santa Cruz (355 profiles)
  35. Santa Clarita (342 profiles)
  36. San Bernardino (335 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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mark1240398

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Background Singer
  • Musician | Livermore, California, 94550
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Southern Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

jd543179

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Drums, Other Percussion, Other, Trombone
  • Musician | San Jose, California, 95126
  • R&B, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

ReidCampbell

  • Drums
  • Musician | Tustin, California, 92705
  • Alternative, Metal, Reggae, Progres...
  • Active within 24 hours

conner1529272

  • Drums
  • Musician | Arlington, California, 92503
  • Classic Rock, Funk, Punk, Other
  • Active within 24 hours

Observer Syndrome

  • Vocalist, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Whittier, California, 90602
  • Metal, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Jeff Mahoney

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Orange, California, 92869
  • Funk, Latin, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Killer

  • Band | Elk Grove, California, 95757
  • Metal
  • Active within 24 hours

mikonte

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Saugus, California, 91350
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

femalekeyboardist

  • Background Singer, Flute, Harmonica, Keyboard, Other, Other ...
  • Musician | Arroyo Grande, California, 93420
  • Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

LTCGUY

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Ten...
  • Musician | Fullerton, California, 92833
  • Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Chri...
  • Active within 24 hours

cameron1480898

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92101
  • Alternative
  • Active within 24 hours

Bad Co.Live Experie...

  • Band | Etiwanda, California, 91739
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

DEAD INTERNALLY

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - T...
  • Musician | San Francisco, California, 94131
  • Alternative, Punk, Hip Hop/Rap, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

darrellwright

  • Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guit...
  • Musician | Pasadena, California, 91104
  • Funk, Punk, Cover/Tribute, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

davide1490196

  • Rhythm Guitar, Background Singer, Lead Guitar, Harmonica
  • Musician | San Jose, California, 95117
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

ERIK Rick DARZELL

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, St...
  • Musician | Sacramento, California, 95864
  • Alternative, Metal, Blues, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours