Pattern is Movement will perform J Dilla covers for First Friday at the Barnes on 12/6 - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Pattern is Movement | Photo by Rachel Barrish

You may know Pattern is Movement as the indie-rock-pop duo responsible for that catchy cover of D’Angelo’s “How Does It Feel,” but what you may not know is that members Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward actually performed in a rap group together as teenagers.

This fact may help to explain Pattern is Movement’s upcoming performance at the Barnes Museum, where they will cover- and only cover- selected songs from late hip-hop pioneer and producer J Dilla. The duo’s love for hip-hip, R&B and Gospel is not entirely surprising given the subtle hints of it in their music as well as in their choice of covers, but performing solely J Dilla music is new territory, even for them.

The much-anticipated performance will take place at the Barnes on December 6th for FIRST FRIDAY! Philadelphia Artist Spotlight. The event features performances from a powerhouse of Philly artists, including local DJ legend Mr. Sonny JamesLas Gallas and more. If you’re looking to spice things up for your first Friday, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Reserve tickets for the event here. ($25, members free). Tickets get you into the event as well as gallery access and drink specials. Watch Pattern is Movement cover “How Does it Feel” below.

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