Inside a minute of hitting the stage on Wednesday, Ohio folk-rock cult figure Mark Kozelek had shown off both the cantankerous and amusing traits he's renowned for.
When a song goes from a swooning device for lovelorn teens to being the soundtrack for a private health insurance commercial, you know an artist's days in vogue may be numbered. Then they play live and you wonder what the fuss was about.
One part Peter Pan, one part Pete Best and pretty much the coolest 70-year-old on the touring circuit hosted a party at Perth Arena on Saturday night.
After a solid, albeit brief welcome to the show set from Aussie rock stalwarts the Angels, American power-pop legends Cheap Trick arrived beneath a mercifully clear Perth sky to ignite proceedings.
Odd club, it played only Kylie Minogue hits, with a bit of Italo-disco and INXS thrown in, but the punters didn't seem to mind.
Madonna comes out fighting on her 13th studio album Rebel Heart.
If anyone ever had doubts about Dave Grohl's place atop the ladder of nice guys of the world, what he did in the 48 hours before the electrifying Foo Fighters gig on Sunday night would crush those thoughts.
If musicians from the land of the rising sun are known for being committed to a certain style, then Soil and “Pimp” Sessions are going against the grain.
It is difficult not to fall utterly head over heels for First Aid Kit.
It was like a volcano building up, and up. And then, nothing.
Guy Sebastian is a nice guy. Even his support acts - like Melbourne chanteuse Fatai - say so. Repeatedly.