if i only had more time...

Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 04:42PM

By Eric Richardson

Saturday a friend and I were looking for something to do, so I was cruising around the web looking to find if anyone I knew was playing that night. I ended up finding out that hotel cafe has a website, and heading there to check out bands I'd never heard of. Which is cool, because Hotel Cafe has quickly become my favorite place to see music, and I haven't yet been disappointed by the acts they book.

Saturday we caught 3 and 1/4 of the 5 bands. Of those, Old Sol and Saucy Monky stole the show. It was kind of random to pick a night where 3 of the 4 acts I saw were female-fronted, but I enjoyed it. I love the lead singer from Old Sol's voice. Next time I catch them -- and I will -- I'll definitely be picking up a cd. Saucy Monky was fun, they definitely looked to be having fun on stage, and were really tight musically as well.