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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.

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Posted: August 20, 2014

5 Reasons why this fan is excited to see Alanis Morissette on Saturday night

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

It’s been 15 summers since the first, and only time, I’ve seen Alanis Morissette so you had better believe I’m pretty excited. She put on a spectacular show back then and I expect the same on Saturday night as she brings her “Intimate & Acoustic” show to Maine.

Alanis Mo

I just checked and there are still a few tickets left. The show is on Saturday night, August 23 at the Maine State Pier on Commercial Street in Portland. Ticket info

Can you believe that “Jagged Little Pill” is just shy of TWENTY YEARS old? Ironically (pun intended) it’s not my favorite Morissette album. I’m a fan of “Under Rug Swept” and “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie” but I can’t wait to see and hear everything she and her two guitarists are going to throw at us on Saturday night.

You can read my review of the show next week in Maine Today Magazine in Thursday’s Press Herald and online at www.mainetoday.com

Here are 5 of my favorite Alanis songs. What are some of yours?

1. “Thank U”

2. “No Pressure Over Capucinno”

3. “Flinch”

4. “Everything” 

5. “Mercy”  (this is from the 1999 compilation “The Prayer Cycle” by film & TV composer Jonathan Elias. She’s opened some shows with this lately. Stunning song.)

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