When the Swedes are not celebrating their midsummer with crayfish and aquavit, they're making "pop music for folks who think they hate pop music".
It is surprising that this is the first year the category has been officially included on the festival's main programme.
It has been a huge week for Hugh Masekela. Not only did he celebrate his 73rd birthday, but he also launched a new album and a record label.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the arts journalism course, for a long time the only one of its kind in the country, taught by Gwen Ansell.
With the launch of his third album, South African History !X, 25-year-old Kyle Shepherd has grown up.
As famous for his esoteric music as his high-voltage stage presence, the Gaslamp Killer is braced for assault when tours SA this week.
If you ask who is one of the kookiest musicians that South Africa has to offer, Carlo Mombelli springs to mind.