The Harlequins

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  • psychedelic
  • rock
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The Harlequins are an experimental, psychedelic rock trio hailing from Cincinnati, OH.Evolving out of the home recordings of songwriter Michael Oliva, the group formed with the meeting of bassist Alex Stenard in 2006. They were later joined by drummer Rob Stamler in 2008 cementing the current lineup.The Harlequins are known for their energetic live performances and experimental light shows incorporating elements of 50's and 60's rock n roll with garage, surf, punk, and kraut-rock.  The

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