New Age Narcissism to Perform at Central Public Library

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.






Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.