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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: April 8, 2016

Ticket Alert! Rock band KISS heads to Portland on September 4. Tix on Sale April 15.

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Members of the rock band KISS, from left, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Gene Simmons, pose during a photo call after KISS Japan Tour Press conference in Tokyo Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Photo by Associated Press/Eugene Hoshiko

For those of you who want to rock and roll all nite  and party every day…get ready for KISS!
We’re gonna go ahead and SHOUT IT OUT LOUD that KISS is coming to Portland on Sunday, September 4.

That’s right rockers, your Labor Day Weekend plans just took turn a turn for the loud and awesome.

Kiss is America’s # 1 Gold Record Award-Winning group and their “Freedom to Rock” tour is coming to Portland! The tour kicks off on July 7 in Boise, Idaho and doesn’t stop until mid-September. They’re hitting more than 25 cities that they haven’t been to in more than a decade!



WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 4
WHERE: The Cross Insurance Arena in Portland
HOW MUCH: $39.50, $89.50, $125
ON SALE: Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
WHERE TO GET TICKETS: Online at, at the Cross Insurance Arena Box Office or charge-by-phone by calling 207-775-3458

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