Disproving those who thought the house of stacks couldn't be a music venue.
The Milwaukee Public Library’s Central branch (814 W. Wisconsin Ave.) will host the extra hot hip-hop collective New Age Narcissism for an hour-long performance on July 28 as part of its “Library Loud” campaign. It’s fitting, says NAN producer Kiran Vee (known as Q the Sun), since the collective is becoming known for its high-energy, “rambunctious” shows. Vee says he’s particularly excited for this performance because “we have a lot of underage fans who rarely get to come out.”
Formed in early 2015, the Riverwest-based collective of rap and R&B artists has gained plenty of attention both local and national. “Every week there’s something new added to the calendar,” Vee says. The group is comprised of Webster X, Siren, Lord Fredd33, Lex Allen, Q the Sun, Jay Anderson, Bo Triplex and Christopher Gilbert.
NAN will open for The Roots at Summerfest on July 3. Vee says they plan to bring on guest performers on instruments as well as vocals.