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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: September 21, 2018

English Beat, Breeders, Dar Williams: 5 shows to see this fall

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Now that we’re officially into fall, it’s time to pull the sweaters from the box in the back of your closet and get ready for the next concert season. Calendars at just about every music venue are bursting at the seams with eclectic offerings. After careful consideration – and tunes blasting in my ears – I’ve picked my top six shows happening between early October and mid-November. They’re all over the genre map and include gypsy jazz, ska, alternative rock, folk-informed pop, Americana and roots. Some of these acts have been around for decades and some are just getting started. Feast your eyes on this list and then put on some headphones and carve out some listening sessions as you pick and choose which ones you want to hit. The good news is that none of the dates overlap, so you could catch them all. I’ll see you out there.


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