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.