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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: December 18, 2014

New Year’s Eve Music Events: Ring in 2015 with Live Music

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
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WPOR Presents Jack Daniel’s New Years Eve Ramblin’ Revival with North of Nashville, Sly~Chi and Joe Gallant & The Transit

9 p.m. Wednesday. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. $15 to $35, 21-plus show, portlandasylum.com
Check in at the Asylum for a night of honky-tonk country, roots, funk, blues and more as three bands take to the stage. You can sample Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey and wait for the clock to strike twelve.

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New Year’s Eve with Peter Wolf

9 p.m. Wednesday. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. $85, includes Champagne toast. stonemountainartscenter.com
Ring in 2015 with the larger-than-life musician Peter Wolf, best known for his work as singer of the J. Geils Band while also creating a new body of work over the past several years. The evening is billed as the “Squirrel It Away Concert” as some of the proceeds will benefit the Stone Mountain Arts Center.

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Ghost of Paul Revere with Spencer Albee and Dark Hallow Bottling Company

9 p.m. Wednesday. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15 in advance, $20 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com
Leave 2014 behind with holler folk and epic three-part harmonies from The Ghost of Paul Revere. New tunes from Spencer Albee and some Americana, bluegrass, folk, rock and pop sounds from Dark Hollow Bottling Company will be part fo the show, too.

Clash: New Year’s Eve: 90s R&B versus Disco

10 p.m. Wednesday. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. $10, 21-plus, portlandempire.com
The Clash of the Titans series ends 2014 on a very high note as 90s R&B takes on disco. Local music super-groups will hit you with their best along the lines of TLC, Fugees, Kool and the Gang, Donna Summer and, well…the sky’s the limit with this very special Clash. The party rages until 2 a.m..

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