Eclectic Indie/Alt Rock trio Voodoo Loons returns to the stage this week to celebrate the release of its new album, The Criminal Ear. It’s the second full-length from the band that counts Donegal, Ireland, and Cincinnati as its hometowns (singer/songwriter/guitarist Dennis O’Hagan is a dual citizen and the band has performed on both sides of the Atlantic).
The new album will be officially released Tuesday, but local fans will get early access when Voodoo Loons hosts a release party this Friday at Molly Malone’s. The show starts with an opening set from Jody & Sammy Stapleton. There is no admission charge, but the band is asking for donations at the door for the Center for Courageous Kids, a free camp in Scottsville, Ky., for children who are disabled or are suffering from life-threatening illnesses. (Visit thecenterforcourageouskids.org for more on the camp.) Attendees donating $10 or more will get a free copy of The Criminal Ear.
8 p.m. 112 E. Fourth St., Covington, covington.mollymalonesirishpub.com.