A listing for upcoming shows at Alligator Lounge in the LA Weekly included this:
Tue. Dec 14: A Tribute/Benefit for Manny Verzosa
featuring performances by
and special guests
Verzosa was a musician for Portland who, a month prior to this show, had died in a car crash while on tour in The Silos.
The Silos were a fairly known band in the late '80s, even being named 'Best New Band' by Rolling Stone critics. Stinson had been the bassist for The Replacements, but at this time had left them.