Badge Épqoue Ensemble

Fri. Dec 3, 2021 at 8:00pm EST
19 and Over
Price: 5.00 CAD $
19 and Over
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Badge Épqoue Ensemble

Badge Époque Ensemble is a genre-blurring instrumental funk band from Toronto, Canada. Formed from a cast of accomplished improvisers by bandleader Maximilian ‘Twig’ Turnbull (formerly Slim Twig), the group emerged suddenly, with 2 acclaimed releases in 2019. Their body of work so far represents an era-ambiguous collection of woozy, narcotic funk, drawing influence from disparate sources such as 70’s jazz-funk, Tropicalia, prog rock and film music (fittingly, as Turnbull has also moonlighted as a composer for film including having scored 2 documentary features for Oscar nominated director Hubert Sauper).

The band was selected by Bill Callahan to open his cross Canadian tour in 2018, and subsequently toured with U.S. Girls (a group Turnbull has co-produced for many years - several BÉE members were also featured in the incendiary Poem Unlimited era backing band, 3 members now perform live with Andy Shauf). They have begun to establish themselves as an accomplished and mysterious live act. Featuring no lead instrumentalist, they instead conjure a heady collective musicality, weaving inspired passages from flute, guitar, saxophone and keys against a bubbling, percussive foundation.

Aquarium Drunkard featured the group following the release of their debut and described their sound as ‘dusted funk moves drawing inspiration from library music records, electric Miles, and the spaced out hip-hop productions of Madlib, Dilla & Edan’. Pitchfork raves that the Ensemble ‘chart a record collector’s journey from the comforts of classic rock into the bottomless abyss of rare-groove crate digging and private-press psychedelia… Background music that demands your full attention.’

2020 will see the release of another inspired BÉE LP, demanding yet further attention between the ears of curious music listeners, in headphones and on stage.

As part of ALIVE:

The Garrison is pleased to announce ALIVE, an eight-month show series featuring Canadian acts, celebrating the return of live music. Beginning September 29, performing artists include Cadence Weapon, Witch Prophet, Corridor, Dorothea Paas, Odonis Odonis and more and will be joined by local acts and Dj’s. All shows will have a ticketed price of $5 with all proceeds going to to the Unison Benevolent Fund and the AMY Project (Artists Mentoring Youth) .
**To minimize the impact of COVID-19, support the health and safety of our guests, and in compliance with city and provincial requirements, The Garrison is prepared to ensure all measures are taken to abide by the protocols dictated by Public Health Ontario.

this project has been made possible in part by the government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada


The Ontario Government has mandated a Proof of Vaccine policy that takes effect on September 22, 2021. Ontario Government Proof of Vaccine receipt (digital or paper) and corresponding government I.D. will be required to enter and attend an indoor concert/event.

Information below how to access and download your Proof of Vaccine from the Ontario Government.

Once the Proof of Vaccine APP is available (October 22) we will be switching to that system that features a digital QR code.

In advance of September 22, all Ontarians can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal. The Ministry is working on additional supports and services to assist Ontario residents who need help obtaining proof of vaccination, including requesting a copy be sent by mail. Those who need support obtaining a copy of their vaccination receipt including those who do not have access to a computer or printer can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

Ontario is developing an enhanced vaccine certificate with a unique QR code to make it safer, more secure and convenient to show that you have been vaccinated, when required to do so. The enhanced vaccine certificate and verification app will be available by October 22, 2021. Ontario’s proof of vaccination guidance will be updated to reflect the new processes.

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The Garrison 1197 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1X3
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