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  1. Los Angeles (6,063 profiles)
  2. San Diego (3,098 profiles)
  3. San Francisco (1,640 profiles)
  4. Sacramento (1,594 profiles)
  5. San Jose (1,228 profiles)
  6. Fresno (925 profiles)
  7. Long Beach (916 profiles)
  8. Hollywood (765 profiles)
  9. Riverside (694 profiles)
  10. Huntington Beach (595 profiles)
  11. Bakersfield (564 profiles)
  12. North Hollywood (527 profiles)
  13. Anaheim (501 profiles)
  14. Stockton (495 profiles)
  15. Modesto (488 profiles)
  16. Oakland (479 profiles)
  17. Burbank (452 profiles)
  18. Oceanside (420 profiles)
  19. Pasadena (404 profiles)
  20. Irvine (389 profiles)
  21. Corona (383 profiles)
  22. Santa Rosa (374 profiles)
  23. Costa Mesa (354 profiles)
  24. Santa Monica (338 profiles)
  25. Sherman Oaks (338 profiles)
  26. Orange (337 profiles)
  27. Fullerton (333 profiles)
  28. Torrance (323 profiles)
  29. Santa Cruz (318 profiles)
  30. Moreno Valley (318 profiles)
  31. Chula Vista (312 profiles)
  32. Murrieta (309 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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  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, ...
  • Musician | Agoura, California, 91301
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Celtic, Roc...
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cliff55

  • Bass Guitar, Keyboard
  • Musician | Escondido, California, 92026
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

tod565044

  • Drums
  • Musician | Arcata, California, 95521
  • Classic Rock, Country, Cover/Tribut...
  • Active within 24 hours

foolsgold

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ke...
  • Musician | La Crescenta, California, 91214
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Rock, Progress...
  • Active within 24 hours

hornplayer08

  • Other, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Background Sin...
  • Musician | Fair Oaks, California, 95628
  • Jazz, Classic Rock, Country, Cover/...
  • Active within 24 hours

Lars Deutsch

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ke...
  • Musician | Los Angeles, California, 91602
  • Alternative, Classical, Other, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

michael68roxx

  • Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vo...
  • Musician | Whittier, California, 90601
  • Alternative, Metal, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

TelegramSamm

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Rohnert Park, California, 94927
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Funk, Punk
  • Active within 24 hours

john1310752

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass ...
  • Musician | Flint, California, 90057
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, South...
  • Active within 24 hours

TARA ALOUISE

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard
  • Musician | West Hollywood, California, 90069
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

GEVURAMUSIC

  • Band | Newport Beach, California, 92663
  • Ska, Reggae, R&B
  • Active within 24 hours

x666x

  • Drums
  • Musician | Encinitas, California, 92024
  • Metal
  • Active within 24 hours

FastFred

  • Keyboard, Piano, Electronic Music
  • Musician | San Ramon, California, 94583
  • R&B, Electronic, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

Chasing Ghosts

  • Band | La Quinta, California, 92253
  • Alternative, Metal, Acoustic, Punk
  • Active within 24 hours

mjung

  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard
  • Musician | San Diego, California, 92116
  • Electronic, Other, Classic Rock, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

Canary

  • Band | Huntington Beach, California, 92648
  • Acoustic, Other, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours