Malama Pono Cady doesn’t mind it when people refer to her as Chop Suey, a well-known Chinese American mixed vegetable and meat dish. Cady’s mother, Kalinapuanani,
I’ve never been to Chop Suey before. When I walked in the door last Saturday night, I liked the place right off the bat because of its size. Smaller venues are nice because you get to be right up close to the artist. You can see hands playing the guitar. You can hear all the little imperfections — things you can’t hear in a bigger venue. The intimacy made some of the performers of the Hotel Café Tour look impressive. For others? Not so much.