Music Scene in
The San Francisco Recording Connection Audio School
Who will be the next famous Hip Hop artist, Electronic Musician or Rock n Roll Icon to come out of one of America’s most important creative cities, the City by the Bay, San Francisco, CA. Will you be that legend or will you be the talent to record or produce them?
The Bay Area’s music scene is a place of legend. Home to Tupac, Mac Dre, The Grateful Dead, Nef the Pharaoh, Santana, Faith No More, Sly and the Family Stone, E40, Lil B and yes MC Hammer to name only a few. Studying and creating music here, well let’s just say, you’d probably never run out of creative fuel for your fire.
Situated next to beautiful San Francisco Bay in northern California, San Francisco is a major hub for tourism, art, and culture. A truly international town, visitors from around the world make sure to stop at Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, and Chinatown.
San Francisco is so much more than those icons, though. Consistently ranking as one of the most liveable cities in the U.S., the town is an entertainment haven. World class cuisine, professional sports, museums, and performing arts can be found around almost any corner.
With so many identifiable landmarks, such as curvy Lombard Street, San Francisco has been the backdrop for many a movie. From Dirty Harry to Ant-Man, Bullitt to Mrs. Doubtfire, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in Vertigo, San Francisco is a cinematographers dream. Can you name the many David Fincher films that have been shot here?
Although its music scene is not as high-profile as that of Los Angeles or Nashville, it is definitely influential. San Francisco was a major player in the evolution of modern rock music. Thanks in part to the historic “Summer of Love,” the Haight-Ashbury district in the late 1960s spawned such classic rock acts as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin.
San Francisco is also known for its historic venue The Fillmore, which was a hub for the psychedelic rock movement. Countless artists played there including the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, and Otis Redding to name just a few. The tradition continues today with bands like The Dandy Warhols, Teenage Fanclub, ALO, and Ozomatli all playing at the historic space. The Independent plays host to a variety of shows, the Bottom of the Hill is the place to catch local acts, and Bimbo’s 365 has a little bit of everything all wrapped up in an art-deco bow.
Since the 60s, the number of notable musicians and bands with ties to San Francisco and surrounding cities of the bay has grown too long to name them all. Artists and bands such as Counting Crows, Tupac, Train, Third Eye Blind, Carlos Santana, Courtney Love, and Huey Lewis are just a few on the list.
Want to be part of it all? If you’re ready to put in the work, apply today. From day one, you’ll get hands-on experience in a real working studio with a recording professional. With one-on-one mentoring, you’ll learn the ups and downs and ins and outs of the business.