Kipp Whittaker is away on holiday, so I'm delivering this curt, but no less enthralling, round-up of the week in music.

Mariah Carey (seems to be) Beijing-bound. You know by now not to get too carried away – well, you can't, actually, as tickets for the Beijing leg of her "world tour" are not on sale yet – but her website sure does say that she'll be headed our way in October.

SmartBeijing told us how Modern Sky revealed the international line-up for their upcoming eponymous festival. HIM and The Mystery Lights are part of a quietly impressive bill. It's goin' down at Changyang Park between August 29 and 31.

Those SmBj hipcats also provided a handy guide to the upcoming festival period.

Our old pal BeijingDaze emerged this week with a heartfelt lament about the paucity of live music options in the city this summer. He ends on a bright note, though. Worth a read.

In case you didn't know, TOE are coming. So are the punks.

Oh, and two-time Grammy award nominee, Dirty South, will headline this year's TingDong Festival at Workers' Stadium on September 13.

Look here for musical stuff to do in the upcoming days. Hope you had a good 'un.


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