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The Harlequins

"The Harlequins put a fresh spin on a classic regional sound that has universal appeal, and like Austins the Strange Boys and San Franciscos Ty Segall, remember that fun and fuzz belong close together" ~ VICE


The Harlequins are a psychedelic garage-pop trio formed in 2006 in Cincinnati, OH. Since that time they have released four albums independently and played hundreds of shows in the Midwest and other parts of the US.

Their roots lie in Cincinnati's burgeoning DIY Scene, where they built a loyal following. Since then they have been a regular fixture at the Midpoint Music Festival (2008-2013), Cincinnati's new Bunbury music festival (2013), SXSW in Austin, TX (2010-2013) and nominated for three Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. In 2011 They caught the attention of VICE Magazine and The Black Lips and were picked to represent Cincinnati for a feature on Noisey.com.

After touring slowed down for 2013's "Sex Change" EP, members of the group filled in for Atlanta's Gringo Star for three months. In total the band played a total of 75 gigs in 46 cities across 26 states and portions of Canada.

The Harlequins are currently working on a new full length album. The first single will be released in late August 2015.

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