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Montreal's Arcade Fire To Play Basketball Game Vs. McGill And Concordia University This September

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This September, Pop Montreal will answer the ongoing debate that has befuddled the musical and pro sports world for years: who is better at basketball, athletes or musicians?

Okay, so the question's answer is a little obvious, but that hasn't stopped Pop Montreal from hosting the second annual Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game this year at McGill University, with a star-studded lineup on both sides.

Leading the team of artists and musicians will be the Butler bros of Arcade Fire, who will be joined by fellow band-mate Régine Chassagne, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture, Kid Koala, and Martin Starr of Freaks and Geeks/Party Down.

On the Jock side of things, past and current San Antonio Spurs players Brent Barry and Matt Bonner will be playing, along with McGill Redman and Concordia Stingers players.

All proceeds for the event will go to DJ Sports Club, a Montreal non-profit charity that provides sports and education programs to young Montrealers.

The POP vs Jock game will be going down on Saturday, September 20th, at the McGill University Sports Centre. Get more info at the official event listing here.

For more on all things Montreal, follow Michael on Twitter @MDAlimonte

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