Back home in San Francisco, Paul Hlebcar
fronts the seven-piece DeSotos -- rockers who have shared stages with everyone from Bo Diddley to Eddie Money. But on the road, the veteran singer-songwriter plays solo. For more than 20 years, hes traveled across the country with an acoustic guitar and harmonica for unplugged gigs. He comes to the Barking Spider tonight, where hell play songs from his latest CD, Stand Alone. On weepers like Christine, he drowns his sorrow in booze: Ole Jim Bean, he causes strife, he sings. But hes been my friend for life/Now its sad to say, hes now my enemy.
Wed., Jan. 17, 10 p.m.