Local artist debuts new band, Billie Fountain, with album release party at Redux

Redux Contemporary Art Center at 136 St. Philip St. (Deborah Silliman/Staff/File).

At one point, Corey Webb was the acoustic guitarist and lead singer of the local folk-rock outfit Bodies Full of Magic. But after two years in England, Webb has taken a whole new direction, as far as musician can possibly get from acoustic folk. Now back in the Lowcountry, he’s recorded a five-track EP of synth-heavy electro pop, which he’s releasing under the moniker Billie Fountain. He’ll celebrate the release of the album, “Devil in my Head,” on Thursday with an opening set by McKenzie Eddy & The Fire. The theme is a “black-light masquerade,” and local artists will be on-site creating masks for attendees. The BACE League, a local coalition of representatives from the restaurant and entertainment industries, will have a voter registration booth set up as part of its mission to encourage young people to get engaged with city politics.

When: Doors at 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St., Charleston

Price: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

More info: www.facebook.com/events/905308449528949/