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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for 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 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 of course.

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Posted: April 5, 2017

A visit to six record stores in Portland

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Shopping for groceries, clothes, cars and several other things can be a giant pain in the neck. But there’s one thing that is ALWAYS fun to shop for and that’s records!

Portland has a fabulous array of shops where you can find both new and used ones and with turntables available on the cheap, it’s time to drop the needle and ride the wave of the vinyl resurgence!

For an added layer of shopping bliss, hit the vinyl paved road on Record Store Day, an annual April celebration of independent record stores with special releases from a slew of artists. The 2019 date for Record Store Day is Saturday, April 13.


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