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The Harlequins (Cincinnati)
Cincinnati trio The Harlequins came together in 2007, developing their raw, psychedelic Pop as part of the city’s DIY community (they’re currently involved with The Marburg Collective), as well as with shows around the Midwest, South and Southwest. The band — which has performed at South by Southwest and Cincinnati’s Bunbury and MidPoint fests — was hand-picked in 2011 to be a part of the VICE empire’s Noisey.com music site, chosen by The Black Lips to rep the Queen City for the site in a video feature. The Harlequins recently followed up its 2012 self-titled LP with the seven-track Sex Change EP.
YDIIYD: Syd Barrett, guitar freakouts, oceans of reverb. (MB)