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The Harlequins are a psychedelic garage-pop trio formed in 2007 in Cincinnati, OH. Since that time they have released three albums independently and played hundreds of shows in the Midwest and South. Their roots lie in Cincinnati's burgeoning DIY Scene, where they built a loyal following working with groups such as Bunk News and The Marburg Collective. Since then they have been a regular fixture at the Midpoint Music Festival and nominated for numerous Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. In 2011 They caught the attention of VICE & The Black Lips and were picked to represent Cincinnati for a feature on Noisey.com. The band is currently touring in support of their 2012 self-titled release and are set for an official showcase at this years SXSW Music Festival in Austin.