Cultural Zero

Cultural Zero: Strip Touchdowns and the ’96 Packers

February 6th, 2011 |

The year: 1996. The school: UW-Oshkosh. The idiots: DJ and his friends, who worked a bit too hard to make the Pack’s Super Bowl-winning season extra-memorable.

Cultural Zero: In Hollywood with Faith No More

December 8th, 2010 |

ROAD TRIP! DJ heads to L.A., sees one of his all-time favorite bands, loses his mind.

Cultural Zero: Inhumanity and The Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt

November 12th, 2010 |

America’s self-destructive hubris laid bare, or just a huge glob of fried cheese? Either way, DJ is down.

Cultural Zero: Anatomy of a Meme (and another fun excuse to bag on Weezer)

October 13th, 2010 |

When James Burns offered Weezer 10 million bucks to disband, the internet went bonkers. But why?

Cultural Zero: Dear Superchunk

September 23rd, 2010 |

Because not enough people have gushed about how awesome it is that 2010′s Album of the Year is by one of the best bands of the 90s.

Cultural Zero: Tila Tequila Attacked By Juggalos!

August 16th, 2010 |

Because coming up with a witty title for this is completely effing unnecessary, DJ ponders what this story means for America and YOUR CHILDREN.

Cultural Zero: Your Band Will Never Be Your Job

July 13th, 2010 |

…and that’s ok. Should Summerfest (and for that matter, local clubs) pay local bands more? Yes or no, it ain’t gonna happen anytime soon.

Cultural Zero: Requiem For a Band Van

July 9th, 2010 |

After three national tours, countless weekend trips, and even countlesser hijinks, DJ toasts the memory of the dear departed band van.

Cultural Zero: 25 Bands in 2 Days

June 8th, 2010 |

DJ goes to both days of Verge, three other shows, and attempts to review every single band in the space of one column. He’s an idiot.

Cultural Zero: Is Summerfest Getting Good, or am I Getting Old?

May 4th, 2010 |

Wow, Summerfest’s lineup looks great this year! It usually just caters to middle-aged folk! HEY WAIT…