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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Outside Lands Trivia Challenge

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:00 AM

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The headliners for this weekend's Outside Lands festival--Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, Thievery Corporation, Tenacious D, and M.I.A.--need little introduction. But what about the undercard?

One of the coolest things about this event is the sheer number of acts playing, not to mention the tremendous range and diversity of style. Since it's impossible for any one person to know everything about every act playing, we thought we'd give ya a little trivia quiz to help you bone up on the lineup.

Match the letters column with the numbers column (after the break).


A. The Onion called them "two radical firebrand tastes that taste great together."

B. This Brazilian band, known for fusing Tropicalia and psychedelic rock, reunited in 2006.

C. This Belgian-Congolese singer known for her vocalese has recorded with the Roots and Ekyah Badu.

D. Before being "rediscovered" by Gilles Peterson and Ubiquity Records, This Bay Area soul singer recorded three classic 45s while moonlighting from his day job as a pimp.

E. This three-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's 2008 album was called Little Honey.

F. This retro soul singer, whose real name is Charlie Ray Wiggins, has produced songs for Lucy Pearl, D'Angelo, and Joss Stone, in addition to his own solo material.

G. This Arizona-based rock outfit mixes country-rock with Tejano and mariachi music.

H.In addition to collaborating with David Bowie and members of Antibalas, this popular New York-based band has remixed Beck, Lee Scratch Perry, Fischerspooner, the Knife, and Nine Inch Nails.

I. This Bay Area band's tagline is "heavy heavy Afrobeat."

J. He told Lady Miss Kier, "baby, just sing about the groove."


1. Albino!

2. Street Sweeper Social Club

3. Q-Tip

4. Calexico

5. TV on the Radio

6. Os Mutantes

7. Darondo

8. Lucinda Williams

9. Raphael Saadiq

10. Zap Mama


Answers: a-2; b-6; c-10; d-7; e-8; f-9; g-4; h-5; i-1; j-3.

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