I love this thing. It’s not the biggest, or the loudest, or the coolest to look at, but this water-resistant little guy is one of my favorite pieces of audio gear. The sound is clear and full, and the battery life is great. I’ve had it since the summer when I bought it for myself as a birthday present, and since then it’s been to the beach, on road trips, in the darkroom, in the backyard. It’s small & light enough to toss in a backpack, and being IPX5 certified water resistant means I don’t worry about getting it wet at the beach or when it’s in the kitchen while I’m washing dishes or whatever.
The Oontz Angle boasts 10 watts of peak power and gets about 5-7 hours of playtime on a charge. It charges with a USB cable like a phone, and in fact is a handsfree phone receiver (though I haven’t used it that way). Did I mention it sounds good? Like really good? I picked it over other, louder and bigger ones because the sound is great, and size is perfect – it fits in a cupholder and frankly to me is the perfect size for a portable speaker. It may not be loud enough to power a busy pool party but for most purposes it’s great. Well worth the less than $30 I spent on it. If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, check it out the Oontz Angle.
My favorite feminist fuzz punk duo Deap Vally is back with their sizzling sophomore album “Femejism”, just released on Nevado Music. There’s a little less bravado and a little more confidence in the music this time around, like they have less to prove and more to say. It’s a solid, mature album from a group on the rise.
Check out songs like “Royal Jelly”, “Gonnawanna”, and maybe my favorite song on the album, “Smile More”, which is the epitome of the newfound maturity and unsubtle message of this killer duo. Cheers Lindsey and new mother Julie!
Pick up Femejism now at all the typical locations!
Bay Area guitarcore pioneers LoNero are back with a new studio album, “The Defiant Machine”. Released in August 2016, this instrumental metal concept album is already racking up stellar reviews for its brilliant musicianship and relentless riff onslaught.
If you’re into Joe Satriani, Dream Theater, Fate’s Warning, and Megadeth, you owe it to yourself to check out LoNero.
The video for the album’s first single just got an exclusive premiere at Guitar Player Magazine and once you see and hear it, you’ll know why people like Joe Satriani have great praise for Bill Lonero and crew.
The idea behind guitarcore is that the songs are so well put together that you don’t miss the lyrics. Check it for yourself. Then pick up “The Defiant Machine”.