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Name: Brendan Canty  
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Date of Birth: 9th March 1966
Place of Birth: Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Profession: Composer
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Brendan Canty (born March 9, 1966 in Teaneck,_New_Jersey) is a musician, and is best known as the drummer in the band Fugazi. Canty joined Fugazi in 1987, before which time he played with fellow Fugazi band member Guy Picciotto in Rites of Spring, One Last Wish, Deadline, Insurrection, and Happy Go Licky.

Inbetween Fugazi tours, Canty frequently composes soundtrack music, primarily for Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel documentaries. He also contributes to or helps produce other DC-area recordings. During Fugazi's post-2002 hiatus, Canty took part in a side project, Garland Of Hours, with vocalist/cellist/keyboardist Amy Domingues and drummer/percussionist Jerry Busher, both of whom have contributed to Fugazi recordings and performances. Their first self-titled album was released on the Arrest Records label founded by Busher and Canty's younger brother James, formerly of Nation Of Ulysses.

In 2004, Canty co-founded the DVD label Trixie to release an ongoing series of music-related films entitled Burn To Shine. The series involves independent alternative music bands from a particular region showing up to perform one song live, without overdubs or corrections, in a house that is about to be demolished. The first volume was filmed in Canty's home region of Washington, D.C., and features performances from Bob Mould, Weird War, Q And Not U, Ted Leo, French Toast, The Medications, fellow Fugazi member Ian MacKaye's side project The Evens, and Garland Of Hours. A second volume, filmed in the Chicago area and featuring the bands Shellac and Wilco amongst other artists, is set for release later in 2005.

In late 2004 and early 2005, Canty contributed drum tracks to Bob Mould's 2005 solo album Body Of Song. It was announced in April of 2005 that Canty would be the drummer for the fall 2005 tour in support of the album.

Canty lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.

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