From FT, let’s rock! Live music is more spectacular, popular and expensive than ever, with artists and audiences alike attracted to a new generation of super-venues. A review of White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s by Joe Boyd. A review of New York Noise: Art and Music from the New York Underground 1978-1988 by Stuart Baker and Paula Court. A review of Japrocksampler: How the Postwar Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock'n'Roll by Julian Cope. From The Hindu, bridging the divide: Hip hop is becoming increasingly popular in India both as an art form and as a commercial tool. A review of The Hip-Hop Church: Connecting with the Movement Shaping Our Culture by Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson.

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