Nikolai Fraiture to play in POP vs Jock: Charity Basketball Game

by Eric Van Dril · 106 comments

It was announced yesterday that Nikolai Fraiture will join members of Arcade Fire and play in Sept. 22′s POP vs Jock: Charity Basketball Game. The game includes actor/comedic genius Martin Starr, professional basketball player Matt Bonner and Win Butler from Arcade Fire.

The halftime show will include a performance by David Byrne and Moment Factory. Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne will provide the in-game music.

Check out the festival’s site for tickets, or call McGill Sports Centre‚Äôs Red Bird Sports Shop at 514-398-1539.

Here’s the halftime entertainment from last year’s game.

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101 Don't Be A Coconut September 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Hey guys!! I’m kinda sad that there hasn’t been any new strokes music in a while :( :( :( and as a result I made this demo the other day and I wanted you guys to give it a listen and tell me what you think: http://soundcloud.com/ignacio2693/ignacio-vargas-hey-now-demo

102 wolfman September 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm

The guy on the x factor was atrocious. He “sang” the entire song out of key… are they deaf?

103 wolfman September 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm
104 Sarah September 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Here’s a video of Nikolai and co during the game’s halftime :
http://www.vulture.com/2012/09/david-byrne-arcade-fire-nikolai-fraiture-thats-the-way-i-like-it.html ; it looks like a weird video that Julian could have found on youtube…

Anyway, I wish we could have a glimpse of the Strokes all together, I imagine them working like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GnTltPUweY

105 LillySu September 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

@Sarah
OK, you made my day with this post.
First, that halftime music intermeco is perfect for Julian’s YT worm-hole research. What they were thinking…

And then this 80-ish pathos! My god! Lol, now I will dream Strokes in this outfit, with those extra volumenised hairs, mini-chandeliers-like earrings, pastel-colored tunics and with all those gentle movements and meaningful glances. It will be a nightmare!

106 LillySu September 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm

This is nice. Regina is the boss…
http://zestroked.tumblr.com/image/32342570084

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