Never underestimate the power of heavy music here in the Valley. Case in point: KUPD's U-Fest. The long running concert festival is a huge draw each year, and brings in some of the biggest names in modern heavy rock to play in front of thousands of amped up kids and old school rockers.

This year boasts a packed lineup, featuring Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, Drowning Pool, All That Remains, Accept, Powerman 5000, Nonpoint, Hail The Villain, Pop Evil, New Medicine, The Brix, Whishey Six, & Mission G and more.

Be sure to pack some sunscreen to go along with your black shirt, and get ready to have your eardrums hammered by crushing chords, pounding drums and guttural screams. Exactly what you are looking for at a metal show, right?
Sat., April 23, noon, 2011
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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.