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‘Pop vs. Jock’ Charity Basketball Game to Feature Members of Arcade Fire, the Strokes + Bon Iver

Pop vs Jock Basketball Game
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Now a regular part of the annual Pop Montreal Festival, the ‘Pop vs. Jock’ charity basketball game has featured many popular musicians over the last couple of years, including Win Butler of Arcade Fire and the infamous Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne.  For this year’s game, Butler is joining the squad once again alongside his brother, Will, Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and the Strokes’ bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, who is another repeat competitor.

The third annual game will take place on Sept. 20 at McGill University Sports Centre in Montreal. For a mere $20 (plus fees), fans can attend the event as spectators.  As usual, the ‘Pop’ team will face off against select players from the McGill Redmen and the Concordia Stingers collegiate teams.  Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs — a well-known indie rock fan — will coach team ‘Pop.’

All proceeds will benefit the DJ Sports Club, a non-profit organization that assists in forming sports and education programs for Montreal’s underprivileged youth, particularly in the South West boroughs.  The Pop Montreal Festival will feature music performances from acts like Twin Shadow, Against Me!, Panda Bear, the Unicorns, Stars and many more.

Get details on the charity basketball game here.

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