9 Alt and Indie Rockers’ Non-Rock Side Projects

Sometimes you’ve gotta rock, and sometimes you want to just do something else–preferably something as not-rock as possible. That’s where a lot of alt and/or indie rock musicians have found themselves over the years, whether or not they actually act on the impulse. Here are nine artists who did just that.

Barry Black

Everyone got revved up (for good reason) over this year’s Archers of Loaf reunion tour, but not everyone remembers Eric Bachmann’s 1995 album with another group, Barry Black, which concentrated on instrumental, soundtrack-evocative stuff. Helping out on piano, no kidding: Ben Folds!