The bandmates are OK with winter coming, as long as it's not a nuclear winter

Cliffs is a melodic, fuzzed-out indie-rock band formed in 2010. Consisting of Aaron Cottrell, Adam Hardy and Jason Winner, the band has released two full-length albums and several EPs. Cliffs will be hosting its annual charity show, Cliffsmas, at Ace of Cups on Friday, Dec. 15, with additional performances from the Worn Flints, Steven King and Corey Landis & the Finer Things. Admission is $10 at the door ($5 with a non-perishable food item), and all proceeds go to the Cat Welfare Association and Mid-Ohio Food Bank.Here are five things the bandmates are loving right now.

Alice, the Cat

I adopted my cat, Alice, from Cat Welfare last summer. I love that little idiot so much, and I'm excited to be able to give back to Cat Welfare as a “thank you” to them for being so helpful in the adoption process. SAVE THE CATS! -Jason Winner

‘Keep the Ghost'

Larry Doyle is a local artist. He created one of the most moving and impactful shows I've seen in a very long time with "Keep the Ghost." I can't stop thinking about it and recommend everyone get a chance to experience it at the Vanderelli Room before it disappears! -Adam Hardy

Anti-Christmas-spirit songs

The holidays can turn me into a bit of a Grinch, at times, and I'm no lover of Christmas music. I like to put on songs like "Father Christmas" by the Kinks, "Don't Believe in Christmas" by the Sonics and "Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis" by Tom Waits as a nice break from the childlike wonder and religious overtones inherent in the Christmas season. -Aaron Cottrell


We've had some really fortunate and incredible experiences as a band this year. We had the chance to play some stellar shows, which included opening for band favorites METZ and Rozwell Kid. Also, we were very happy to add Jason on drums in the spring.


The fact that this year has nearly passed and we are all still alive is actually amazing. We don't mind the winter settling in, just as long as it isn't nuclear winter. We're excited to see what the coming year has in store for us, assuming music isn't going to be banned in the coming months. We're planning on doing some recording soon, which we will also hopefully release sometime during 2018.