Canty 'Shines' On DVD, Rocks With Mould, Leo
Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty has wrapped work on the third installment of his DVD series "Burn To Shine," which spotlights top bands from a given city all performing on the same day, in a house that wFugazi drummer Brendan Canty has wrapped work on the third installment of his DVD series "Burn To Shine," which spotlights top bands from a given city all performing on the same day, in a house that will be demolished at the conclusion of the taping. The new edition, filmed last June in Portland, Ore., will arrive Aug. 22 via Trixie DVD.
As Canty told Billboard.com last summer, the Portland location was a 4,500-square foot, six-year-old house overlooking a golf course and vineyards in the countryside outside the city. The home was then torn down so the owner could build a 10,000-square foot Italian-style villa on the property.
"We're still shooting in the same one room, but it is surrounded by windows," Canty said. "You see mountains and golfers on the golf course staring up at us, as the Thermals start playing [laughs]." The lineup also features the Shins, the Decemberists, Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, the Gossip, Lifesavas and Mirah, among others.
In other Canty news, he has been tapped to produce the Touch & Go debut from Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, which is expected out before the end of the year. Canty and Leo, who were both reared in Washington, D.C., met in the mid '90s while Leo was playing with late rock trio Chisel.
Canty is also planning a fall release for a concert film chronicling Bob Mould's fall 2005 tour, on which he served as the drummer. The trek featured Mould performing songs from throughout his Husker Du and Sugar years for the first time as a solo artist.