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John Cate strums his guitar at his Point Dume home. Chris Bashaw/22nd Century Media
Chris Bashaw, Assistant Editor
3:09 pm PST March 3, 2015

John Cate looked out into the standing room auditorium of Room 5 in Los Angeles one spring night last year.

Stage lights glared into slight anonymity the faces of young professionals staring back at him.

“We don’t really know what to call ourselves,” Cate, a Malibu resident, said to the audience.