The 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. Listen to The Newsroom Sessions 2013 playlist

VIDEO: The Newsroom Sessions - Spose:
Spose performs in the Press Herald studio. The rapper from Wells has a show at Port City Music Hall on April 19. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
Length: 14:07 Date Published: 04/10/2014
The Newsroom Sessions - Arc Iris:
Length: 09:43 Date Published: 04/04/2014
Arc Iris performs in the Press Herald studio. The band recently released it debut album. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Richard Shindell:
Length: 14:05 Date Published: 03/13/2014
Richard Shindell performed in Portland this week and will soon be releasing a new CD titled "Viceroy Mimic." Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Monique Barrett:
Length: 12:25 Date Published: 03/12/2014
Monique Barrett performs in the Press Herald studio. Her debut EP, "Steps," will be released on March 16. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Muddy Ruckus:
Length: 11:24 Date Published: 02/26/2014
Muddy Ruckus performs in the Press Herald studio. Their next Portland gig is at Brian Boru on March 13. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Jason Anick:
Length: 12:56 Date Published: 02/05/2014
Violin and mandolin virtuoso Jason Anick performs in the Press Herald studio. He'll headline tonight at One Longfellow Square.Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Dar Williams:
Length: 15:41 Date Published: 02/01/2014
Dar Williams performs in the Press Herald studio while in town for two shows at One Longfellow Square. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Hattie Simon:
Length: 12:00 Date Published: 01/29/2014
Jazz singer and pianist Hattie Simon performs in the Press Herald studio with bass player Kinnon Church. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Clara Junken:
Length: 08:57 Date Published: 01/15/2014
Portland musician Clara Junken peforms in the Press Herald studio. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Patty Larkin:
Length: 10:47 Date Published: 12/13/2013
In case you missed Patty Larkin at One Longfellow Square Friday, hear her perform in the Press Herald studio. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Ben Taylor:
Length: 10:03 Date Published: 12/13/2013
Ben Taylor, who played Empire Dec. 12, visited the Press Herald studio before his Portland show. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Zach Jones:
Length: 08:24 Date Published: 12/04/2013
Zach Jones is releasing his new CD, The Days, this month and has a CD release party at Empire on December 26. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Andi Fawcett:
Length: 10:33 Date Published: 11/27/2013
Andi Fawcett performs two songs in the Press Herald studio. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Mike O'Hehir:
Length: 10:57 Date Published: 11/20/2013
Mike O'Hehir of the band Old Soul performs in the Press Herald Studio. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Aoife O'Donovan:
Length: 10:42 Date Published: 11/20/2013
Aoife O'Donovan, formerly a member of Crooked Still, performed in the Press Herald studio in support of her debut solo CD. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Kurt Baker:
Length: 09:18 Date Published: 11/07/2013
Portland retro-rocker Kurt Baker performs in the Press Herald studio. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - The Reverie Machine:
Length: 09:32 Date Published: 10/31/2013
Meghan Yates of The Reverie Machine performs in the Press Herald studio with Aimsel Ponti. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - The Veayo Twins:
Length: 12:40 Date Published: 10/29/2013
The Veayo Twins, Katherine and Kristen, perform two of their songs in the Press Herald studio.
The Newsroom Sessions - Dave Wakeling of The Engish Beat:
Length: 12:01 Date Published: 10/17/2013
Dave Wakeling of The English Beat performs in the Press Herald studio before a performance at Port City Music Hall. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions here.
The Newsroom Sessions - The Ballroom Thieves:
Length: 10:27 Date Published: 10/02/2013
The Ballroom Thieves, a three-piece band from Boston, were in town this week. Look for their second EP next week. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Dave Gutter:
Length: 10:37 Date Published: 10/10/2013
Dave Gutter plays songs from a new movie and from the upcoming Rustic Overtones release. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions here.
Toad the Wet Sprocket:
Length: 08:34 Date Published: 09/18/2013
Toad the Wet Sprocket played the Press Herald studio before Wednesday's concert at Port City Music Hall. Watch all The Newsroom Sessions here.
The Newsroom Sessions - Dilly Dilly:
Length: 08:50 Date Published: 09/17/2013
Erin Olivia Davidson, aka Dilly Dilly, chats with Aimsel Ponti and performs two songs in the Press Herald studio. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions here.
The Newsroom Sessions Amy Allen:
Length: 08:39 Date Published: 09/10/2013
Amy Allen chats with Aimsel Ponti and performs in the Press Herald studio. She plays at Bon-Ton at 6 p.m. today. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions here.
The Newsroom Sessions - Oliva Brothers:
Length: 08:55 Date Published: 09/05/2013
The Oliva Brothers, who play Henryfest Sunday in North Yarmouth, perform at the Press Herald and chat with Aimsel Ponti. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Pete Kilpatrick:
Length: 11:30 Date Published: 08/29/2013
Pete Kilpatrick, playing at Portland Lobster Co. Friday & Monday nights, offers us a preview at the Press Herald studio. Watch all The Newsroom Sessions.
The Newsroom Sessions - Samuel James:
Length: 09:10 Date Published: 08/22/2013
Samuel James, who plays The Hive in Kennebunk Aug. 31, performs in the Press Herald studio. Watch all of The Newsroom Sessions here.
The Newsroom Sessions - Anna Lombard:
Length: 10:47 Date Published: 08/15/2013
Anna Lombard performs in the studio at the Portland Press Herald. Lombard recently released her first soio record titled 'Head Full of Bells' and is having a CD release party at Port City Music Hall on Friday.
The Newsroom Sessions - Sara Hallie Richardson:
Length: 09:53 Date Published: 07/30/2013
Sara Hallie Richardson performs in the studio at the Portland Press Herald. Richardson plays Portland's Alive at Five free downtown concert series at Monument Square on Thursday night.
The Newsroom Sessions - Shashasha:
Length: 11:31 Date Published: 07/23/2013
ShaShaSha performs in the studio at the Portland Press Herald. The band plays Portland's Alive at Five free downtown concert series at Monument Square tonight.

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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was 6 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 Portland 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. Follow her blog, Face the Music, on mainetoday.com.

 

Listen to The Newsroom Session 2013 playlist