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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: May 6, 2019

Laura Gibson, The Mammals and Jamestown Revival

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Laura Gibson photo by Parker Fitzgerald

Laura Gibson

8 p.m. Thursday. The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St., Portland, $8 in advance, $10 day of show.
She’s an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Oregon, and her latest album is called “Goners.” Here’s a chance to see Laura Gibson live in the intimate space of The Apohadion Theater. Gibson was the first musician ever to perform an NPR Tiny Desk Concert just over 11 years ago in April 2008. Greg Jamie opens the show.

The Mammals. Photo by Vanessa Van Burek

The Mammals

8 p.m. Saturday. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
Catch an Americana and folk quintet that’s out on the road slinging tunes from a terrific album called “Sunshiner.” Released last year, “Sunshiner” bursts with vocals from Ruth Ungar and Mike Merenda. The album opens with the optimistic “Make It True” and is also home to the quiet, jangly tune “Beautiful One”; the soulful, poignant title track; and the album-ending, 10-minute elegiac “Big Ideas.”

Jamestown Revival photo by Paul Pryor

Jamestown Revival

8 p.m. Sunday. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $18 in advance, $20 day of show, $35 preferred seating.
Jamestown Revival is a Texas band led by Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance. They like to describe their sound as “Southern and Garfunkel,” and the latest single is called “Round Prairie Road.” It’s a lovely song with gorgeous harmonies and is from their forthcoming album, “San Isabel,” due out on June 14. You can count on getting a healthy preview of it at the band’s Portland show. Fun fact: “San Isabel” includes a cover of The Mamas & The Papa’s 1965 classic tune “California Dreamin,” so keep your fingers crossed they’ll bust that one out. Chris Ross and the North opens the show.

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