Pop vs Jock: Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver to play in Charity Basketball Tournament
The second annual Pop vs Jock charity basketball game is set for this Sept. 22 at 2:20 pm in Montreal, Canada. Indie rock slam dunks on the Pop team will include returning players Win Butler of Arcade Fire and Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, as well as newcomer Justin Vernon from Bon Iver. We already know these stars to have hustle on stage, but now we will get a chance to see if they can bring the hustle to the court. Other notable Pop team mates include Martin Starr of Freaks and Geeks and pro basketball player Luke Bonner. This charity basketball game is for DJ Sports Club, a non-profit charity organization that offers programs for Montreal youths in sports and education. The Jock team is comprised of members from McGill University Redmen and the Concordia University Stingers.
Pop vs Jock is hosted by POP Montreal music festival whose lineup includes Grizzly Bear, Tim Hecker, Patrick Wolf and Sonic Titan, among others.