Concerts are meticulously coordinated events, with dedicated roadies ensuring that each instrument is tuned and that each baby knows when it’s time to crawl onstage. See a seamless show with this GrouponLive deal for an early-bird ticket package to attend Pondamonium, starring Garbage, The Flaming Lips, and Dum Dum Girls, presented by the Madison Mallards at The Duck Pond at Warner Park on Thursday, August 9. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., with a start time to be announced. For $40, you get an early-bird ticket package (up to a $75 total value) that includes the following:
- One general-admission ticket (up to a $50 value)
- One Pondamonium T-shirt (a $25 value)
The Pondamonium outdoor music concert brings a lineup of national headliners into the cozy confines of the Madison Mallards' baseball stadium, affectionately known as The Duck Pond. Garbage recently ended a seven-year hiatus, now ready to take the stage. Charismatic lead singer Shirley Manson reunites with her band mates, including Madison native Butch Vig, the band's drummer and famed producer of Nirvana's Nevermind. Tracks such as "Stupid Girl" propelled the band's album sales past the 13 million mark in the '90s. And in the years since, the act's alt-rock stylings have evolved evermore, resulting in the "spiky, stylish pop" that pulsates on this year's Not Your Kind of People.
After touring overseas in July—showering Europeans with confetti, balloons, and the rays of astral light shows—The Flaming Lips return stateside with their signature brand of psych-rock. The group's celebrated 2002 album, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, encapsulates a sound layered with rock harmonies and vivid imagery, which the band famously manifests on stage in the form of animal costumes, cartoonish accessories, and giant plastic balls that could make any crowd-surfing hamster jealous.
Dee Dee leads the all-girl quartet Dum Dum Girls. Seasoned with two albums and two headlining tours, the group has deepened their harmonies and tightened their arrangements while still clinging tightly to their "signature blend of girl-gang eyeliner punk." The group will be shredding tracks off their latest effort, Only in Dreams.
The Madison Mallards take to the diamond each summer for three months of collegiate baseball, gathering players from across the country as they can hone their skills for a shot at the pros. The Mallards took home Northwoods League championships in 2004 and 2013, cheered on by some of the most devout and rowdy fans in the league. Fans that helped the team set a collegiate attendance record in 2012, drawing in more than 217,000 fans.