It's not often that an artist comes along with credentials as dazzling as Vixx Viyanillas of Transmissionary Six:
Rhythm guitar for Peace Parking Lot, Love Reaction, Dogs Not Cats, Dewey Defeats Truman, and the vastly underrated Spanky & Jekyll . . . lead axe for Port-a-Pod, the Duck Maggots, and Weasel Quim . . . session work on Dylan's collaboration with Thelonious Monk, Cots for Sleeping Six Abreast, including the classic "Who Needs Porkpies? You Need Porkpies" . . . ghosted Big Bigelow's tracks on nine Nirvana albums (in other words, he was Big Bigelow!) . . . emerged as a 6-stringer in his own right with So You Think You Know Cheese—remember their 2nd CD cover? (a gouda, a brie, and 40 cubes of Laughing Cow) . . . six years of side trippin' on the coffeehouse circuit, featuring blues jams and improvs on his custom-built Rickenbacker Seven Seas aluminum hollow body.
Hailed by Guitarist Player as "One awesome s.o. fucking b.," Vixx is indeed The Man on strings.
Transmissionary Six play Sunset Tavern at 9 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 12. $6