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What Happens Here Gets Heard: Lessons from Four Years in the Trenches of San Francisco Music

Lars Ulrich is not a scary man. He is short, Danish, and gabby. He often wears gym shorts onstage. But at the Fillmore that night, Lars Ulrich wasn't the one making threats. He was just delivering them.

"If you fuck with him, he will beat your ass," the short drummer squawked.

This was a guest-filled Metallica 30th anniversary concert, so there were plenty of characters around capable of beating most anyone's ass if they felt fucked with. But everyone in the crowd seemed to pretty much know who Ulrich was talking about. He was coming on next. And even if they were deeply unh... full story >>

City Pages

Game Misconduct 2

The second of a two-part series.

In a part of Edina otherwise ruled by commercial drudge, Minnesota Made, a $7 million private hockey facility, throbs with activity.

Peewees battle on the outdoor sheet as squirts practice skating backward indoors, all while parents make love to their cell phones in the concourse.

Minnesota Made offers everything from private goalie lessons to elite AAA teams for those who want to "improve their skills in the ultimate team sport," says the company's president, Bernie McBain.

But what's really being sold is the prospect of star... full story >>

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