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Attention, Alexisonfire Fans: George Petit Has a New Band

While Dallas Green is off doing his thing with City and Colour and Wade McNeil is working to be a radio personality, Alexisonfire vocalist George Petit has been working on a new band he calls Dead Tired. Here’s a feature on them by Andrew Baulcomb from

I’s nearly 8 p.m. on a warm evening in June, and the sun is still floating lazily above Gage Park in the city’s east end, refusing to dip below the horizon on one of the longest days of the year.

On Cumberland Avenue, a group of retirees are strolling up and down the wide, quiet boulevard in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment. The low rumble of traffic on nearby Gage Avenue South is the only sound on an otherwise peaceful night.

In a few short weeks, the largely residential neighbourhood will be transformed by a bustling array of cars, strollers, food vendors and artisans for It’s Your Festival — a four-day cultural fair that turns Gage Park into one of the region’s most popular Canada Day destinations.

During the summer months, when the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats are in town, the area springs to life with barbecues and tailgate parties, as packs of rowdy fans sip covert beers and trek north toward the football stadium. In July, the team will unveil their contemporary yet controversial Tim Hortons Field on the site of the iconic and lovably decrepit Ivor Wynne Stadium — ending an 18-month absence of pro football in Hamilton.

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