Watch David Byrne Cover KC and the Sunshine Band With Arcade Fire and the Strokes

An all-star halftime show from POP Montreal's charity basketball game

Arcade Fire David Byrne Strokes basketball KC Sunshine Band
The Butler Brothers at POP vs. Jock 2011
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Canada's POP Montreal fest hosted its second annual POP vs. Jock charity basketball game over the weekend, resulting in one of the most wondrously bizarre halftime shows you'll ever see: David Byrne leading members of Arcade Fire and the Strokes through covers of "96 Tears" and "That's the Way (I Like It)."

Team POP included Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler, Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture, actor Martin Starr (of Party Down fame) and pro-baller Luke Bonner (currently a free agent). Win's wife and bandmate Régine Chassagne played the Teen Wolf-inspired mascot, and the former Talking Head held down the bench.

But for the break, Byrne went hard in the paint backed by the brothers Butler, Chassagne, and Fraiture as he covered ? and the Mysterians' 1966 garage-rock game-changer and KC and the Sunshine Band's 1975 arena-sized disco hit. Team POP eventually lost, but the show was a clear win for all. Take it to the house.

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