Friday Festival Face-Off: Beck/OutKast

Both: 8:15pm, Samsung/Honda stage


Years Active: 29

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Number of Albums: 12

Career High Point: Sea Change

Grammy Nominations/Wins: 12/3

Musical Weapon of Choice: 1449 Silvertone Danelectro

Notable Collaborators: Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams, Thurston Moore, Stephen Malkmus

Songs He Has to Play: "Loser," "Lost Cause," "Where It's At"

Best Lines: "There's a destination a little up the road/ From the habitations and the towns we know/ A place we saw the lights turn low/ The jigsaw jazz and the get-fresh flow" ("Where It's At")

Last Show in Austin: April, 2014

Associative Dance: nonsensical

Signature Accessory: Indiana Jones hat

Early Occupations: Video store clerk in Silver Lake "doing things like alphabetizing the pornography section."

Why One Over the Other?: After a long recovery from a spinal injury, expect a genre-bending set.


Years Active: 15 (nonconsecutively)

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Number of Albums: six

Career High Point: Album of the Year Grammy for 2003's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

Grammy Nominations/Wins: 16/6

Musical Weapon of Choice: Roland's legendary drum machine, the TR-808

Notable Collaborators: Killer Mike, Goodie Mob, UGK, Raekwon, Erykah Badu

Songs They Have to Play: "Ms. Jackson," "Hey Ya!," "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)"

Best Lines: The entirety of "SpottieOttieDopaliscious"

Last Show in Austin: April 1, 2001 (!)

Associative Dance: "Bankhead Bounce"

Signature Accessories: Jordans and a rope chain with a Dungeon Family charm (Big Boi); pink wig (André 3000)

Early Occupations: Sold crack, boosted cars

Why One Over the Other?: With no album on the horizon, this will likely be the last go-round for the duo.

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