Tried my first GS game as Phoenicia, just fooling around and trying out things. Around turn 250 (on standard) I was last in culture, and purchased a couple rock bands. The first one quit after the 2nd gig, but I managed to level up the other one to 3 and started playing out wonders and entertainment complexes left and right. Accidental turn 430 culture victory with 2 theater districts, not a single artsy GP, absolutely no emphasis on culture at any point, except for Epic Xylofones, apparently the greatest rock band of all time. I dread to think what you could do with a bunch of them.