Brendan Canty is probably best known as drummer in Fugazi. He also played with band mate Guy Picciotto in Rites of Spring, One Last Wish and Happy-Go-Licky.
Following the release of Fugazi’s 2001 album, The Argument, the pressures of raising a family and playing in one of rock’s hardest-touring bands simply became unworkable for Canty, and Fugazi has been on hiatus since 2002.
Though off the road, Canty has been as busy as ever. When he’s not producing and mixing records for artists like Ted Leo and Mary Timony, he’s doing scoring and sound editing work for television.
While his drumming has taken a backseat to these ventures, Canty has by no means set aside his sticks for good. In a match made in alternative rock heaven, Canty recently hit the road for short runs as part of Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman Bob Mould’s touring band.
The connection was made when Mould relocated to DC a few years ago, which led to Brendan Canty drumming on half of the singer/guitarist’s current album, "Body Of Song".