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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: March 17, 2014

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills is coming to Maine on Record Store Day April 19

I need smelling salts post haste because I just fainted with excitement upon hearing that Mike Mills (bassist and back-up vocalist) of R.E.M. is coming to Maine!

Record Store Day 2014 is on Saturday, April 19 and one of the many spectacular limited edition releases slated for that day is R.E.M. “Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions.” It’s a four-LP set and contains R.E.M.’s 1991 and 2001 MTV Unplugged performances. This includes ELEVEN songs that never aired from these shows.

To celebrate this occasion Mike Mills will sign copies of the set at the Scarborough Bull Moose store on 456 Payne Road. I’ll be sure to let you know the time of this once it’s been nailed down!

In the meantime…can you stand it? It’s soooo far from the end of the world (as we know it) and I sure as heck feel fine!

Here’s a look back at the 1991 show!

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