Augusta Music Family Tree

Show Flyer from the Capri Cinema

The Capri Cinema[]

The Capri Cinema was originally a pornographic film (adult entertainment only) theater located on the corner of 8th St and Ellis Street in Downtown Augusta, Georgia.

In 1995, Didier Rubio (brother of Coco Rubio and Jayson Rubio), converted the theater into a live music venue. A large number of local bands, along with a few major label bands, made the Capri a popular All-Ages Venue which would become a centerpiece for Augustas Underground Music Scene for many years to come, while changing hands several times along the way.

For a few short years in the late 90's Harry Grimes and Robert Snelling (co-owners of Infernal Racket) soon took over the reigns during the Orwell Cafe days. Which eventually came to an end due to lack of funding and support.

In 2001, Members of Local Hardcore/metal band (In Full Effect) Jay & Jacob Sills, Bob Dunaway, & Chris Tomlinson reopened the Capri as a punk/hardcore venue, after making improvements to the building to include a new stage, which over the final 4 years featured hundreds of both local & National acts such as Mastadon, The Reverend Horton Heat, Full Blown Chaos, Sworn Enemy, Hatebreed, Shai Hulud, as well as E-Town Concrete amongst many others. Eventually, the doors would finally close once and for all, having paved the way for similar venues of it's kind.

Now, the Capri has been completely renovated, and transformed into Le Chat Noir, but it no longer exclusively shows adult entertainment films.

Local Bands[]

  • Third Rail
  • dieAgnostic
  • Overdose
  • In Full Effect
  • Final Darkness
  • Foul Mouth Mitchy
  • Torment
  • The Decrepits
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dew Hickies
  • Signal 30
  • W.O.F
  • Youth At Risk
  • Dinah
  • Skadaddles
  • Januaries
  • Whitman's Mold
  • The 556's
  • Empire Day
  • Mary Jane Jones
  • A Mercy Union

National Bands[]

  • The Reverend Horton Heat
  • AFI
  • Full Blown Chaos
  • Sworn Enemy
  • The Frantics
  • The Rehabs
  • Mustard Plug
  • E-Town Concrete
  • Terror
  • MU330
  • mephi-SKA-pheles
  • Less Than Jake
  • The Business
  • Dog Fashion Disco
  • Hatebreed
  • The Independents
  • Wax
  • Letters To Cleo
  • Future Seems Forever
  • One Line Drawing
  • Pond
  • Pansy Division
  • Hell Mach 4
  • Pineal Ventana
  • Gals Panic
  • C.3.P.O. (Chris' Three Piece Orchestra)
  • Archers of Loaf
  • Mastadon
  • Warzone
  • & Many More