Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Aimsel Ponti is lit up and ready to rock out at Asylum
To heck with shopping, sipping eggnog, wrapping presents and trimming the tree. This friday night, this kid is GOING OUT. And...there will be PLENTY of holiday spirit to go around.
WCYY presents Home for the Holidaze! It's an annual gathering of local musicians performing both re-invented classics and new holiday songs. I went last year and it was SENSATIONAL.
Here are 18, YES EIGHTEEN reasons to head to Asylum on Friday night. It's like opening 18 windows of a musical advent calendar all at once. And I've tossed in a few video clips to sweeten the proverbial pot. Ready?
1. Sara Hallie Richardson youtube.com/watch
2. Dirty White Hats
3. Worried Well
4. Nuclear Boots
5. Jeff Beam youtube.com/watch
6. This Way
8. Chas Lester
9. The Other Bones
10. Ghost of Paul Revere
11. Dominic & The Lucid youtube.com/watch
12. The Milkman's Union youtube.com/watch
13. The Pubcrawlers
14. Post Provost
15. Heart Shaped Rock youtube.com/watch
16. Kristina Kentigian
17. Bass Box
18. Oliver Waterman
Ugly Sweaters Optional. Smiles Mandatory.
See you there!!!
IF U GO:
WHEN: Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $5; 21-plu show
Aimsel Ponti 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's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.