Veronica Lake was a pop band formed in 1990 in Ann Arbor Michigan. The band consisted of Tim Sendra as well as Christopher Chip Porter and R. Scott Kelley previously of down MF. Veronica Lake released "The Man Who Was Not With It E.P" in 1990 on Bus Stop and two 7"s- "When You Smile/Insecure Baby" in 1992 on spinART and "Threnody/In the Clouds" in 1993 on Audrey's Diary.
Refrigerator is the influential project launched by brothers Allen Callaci and Dennis Callaci (vocals and guitar) in Upland (not far from Los Angeles). Their saga would originate a local scene (the "Shrimper scene") that also includes the Nothing Painted Blue.
Wckr Spgt (Wicker Spigot) is an experimental lo-fi band from Claremont, CA that started in 1981. The band gained some recognition when John Peel began playing their song "Francis Mitterrand," an ode to the long time French president François Mitterrand.