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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: January 22, 2015

The Newsroom Sessions: Pearl and the Beard

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Check out Brooklyn-based indie-pop trio Pearl and The Beard. They’re playing a Thursday night sold-out show at One Longfellow Square opening for Wild Child. FMI:

The Newsroom Sessions with Aimsel Ponti

NewsroomLogoThe Newsroom Sessions welcomes local and nationally touring musicians to the Portland Press Herald newsroom for a chat with music writer Aimsel Ponti and an in-studio performance. Each week we invite you to watch, listen and, maybe, sing along.

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