[PREVIEW] Why Not Be Kings w/ Fabrizio & The Fever and Keelan Donovan | TONIGHT @ 12th & Porter

Why Not Be Kings

12th and Porter has a history of putting on amazing shows, and tonight is no exception. Why Not Be KingsFabrizio & The Fever, and Keelan Donovan are set to take the stage at the popular venue. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show kicks off at 9 p.m. Tickets are just $5, and, to make things better, half of 12th and Porter has become Music City Pizza, so why not make a night of it by grabbing dinner and drinks beforehand? There’s no better way to celebrate hump day.


Formerly known as The Standard, Why Not Be Kings (YNBK) is a locally based pop/rock band that formed two years ago in 2012. So far they’ve already released two EPs, a debut titled The Cardigan EP and their followup, The Shades EP. We’re not sure why they’re going with clothing-related album titles, but we’re hoping that they’ll put out a full wardrobe in the form of music. Their tunes are catchy and will certainly keep you in constant movement with their pop/jazz-influenced rock.


Fabrizio & The Fever have an interesting ‘behind the name’ story. Michael Fabrizio, founder and lead singer of the group, has a nickname that inevitably led to the creation of the title for his band: “Stingray.” And do you know what a group of stingrays are called? A fever. The Fever part of Fabrizio & the Fever doesn’t apply to the musicians that join Michael on stage but instead refers to the audience. What better reason is there to see a band then because you’re part of it?


You know where this guy is from? Portland. No, not Oregon. Portland, Maine. That’s a pretty damn far trek to move from Maine to Nashville, and Keelan Donovan made the move in order to spread his music to the masses. He’s a motivated musician, not only showing his dedication by moving but by promising to release three EPs this year alone, so come on out and show your support for this northerner-turned-southerner.

Why Not Be Kings, Fabrizio & The Fever, and Keelan Donovan will perform TONIGHT, June 25, at 12th & Porter. The show is 18+, begins at 9PM (doors at 8PM), and tickets are available for $5.

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