Calgary trio Woodhawk are purveyors of riff centric rock and roll. They craft anthemic, fist pumping music, devoid of the tired stoner rock clichés. The masters of straight ahead riff-rock wizardry released their first EP in 2014, and have continued forging ahead ever since. Their lyrics are born from snowy winters, hot practices spaces, and pages of dog eared paperbacks. With quick momentum gained in a short period of time, the trio knock out heavy drums, fuzzy bass and huge guitars on all levels with a healthy hard-rock feel that recalls the likes of Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden . In 2016 the band was nominated for Best New Act in their hometown by Best of Calgary. Get ready to smash some air drums as Woodhawk bring their rich, riff-heavy rock stylings to UP+DT.