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Tiny Cities Made of Ashes: Modest Mouse at SteelStacks

Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

Off the beaten path for most, Bethlehem is a city that often seems to be living in the shadow of its industrial heritage. Reclaiming the post-industrial wasteland has been a task of herculean proportions, but the city is making the blight beautiful by converting it into art spaces and public amenities. In an interesting parallel, seminal indie rockers Modest Mouse played there for the second time in a row, escaping the shadow of their own post-grunge heritage — and proved that being flexible and willing to change allows them to draw diverse crowds more than 20 years after their founding. Continue reading →