For three years now, Arcade Fire's towering Texan brothers Win and Will Butler have organized a fundraiser basketball game during the Pop Montreal music festival called Pop Vs. Jock in which indie musicians (and a few retired pro ringers) play against university players from McGill and Concordia
Despite all stereotyping to the contrary, Stereogum reports that the hipster musicians -- also including Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture -- beat the actual b-ball players 101-92, though they had help from ex-pros Luke Bonner and Brian Scalabrine.
But really, music fans won thanks to the halftime show.
Pop All Star Band, a supergroup comprising the Butler brothers, Vernon, Fraiture, Arcade Fire's Régine Chassagne and DJs A-Trak and Kid Koala, wowed the crowd with a cover of Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight." (See video above.)
And then, perhaps due to its current incarnation as arena sports anthem nonpareil, they broke into the White Stripes "Seven Nation Army."
"Seven Nation Army"
All proceeds from the game went to DJ Sports Club, a non-profit helping young people in Montreal.
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